Pet Semetary by Stephen King - Book Review


Pet Semetary

Pet Semetary by Stephen King - Book Review

When Louis Creed moves his family to the small town of Ludlow after taking on a new job, the young doctor has no idea of the terror that lives in the woods behind their home. His young daughter Allie spots a path leading to the woods, their new neighbour Jud offers the family a tour of an old pet cemetery.

“Pets die,” Jud tells Allie as they explore the many markers and graves. But death isn’t the end for some, an ancient evil lying in wait beyond the tree line. When the family suffers a horrifying tragedy, one father will struggle to contain his sorrow, instead awaking an ancient curse that will lead him on a terrifying journey straight into hell.

Pet Semetary is the story of just how far a grieving parent is willing to travel, when letting go isn’t an option.


Book Details

Title: Pet Semetary
Format: Hardcover
Author: Stephen King
Language : English
Publisher : Scribner
ISBN: 1982112395

Based on actual events from Stephen King’s own past, this story terrified me in more ways than one. The subject matter is gut-wrenching, pulling on the heart-strings with it’s often blunt and in-your-face approach. But what truly gripped me was the way the plot never eases, building into one of the most shocking endings to ever grace my eyes.

Being a parent, you tend to feel for Louis in ever way, understanding his grief as you slowly watch him descend into the dark bowels of anguish. And although his choices seem extreme, it makes you wonder whether you might not make the same, given the opportunity. This book definitely ticks all of the boxes I look for in a read, and I’m sure it will with you as well.


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