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Book Information: Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary (1983) [Novel]
by Stephen King Rating: Weighted - 7.3 / Average - 7.3 of 10 (72 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 2 (show them) Review!

Summary (From the publisher):

Can Stephen King scare even himself?

Has the author of Carrie, The Shining, Cujo, and Christine ever conceived a story so horrifying that he was for a time unwilling to finish writing it? Yes. This is it.

Set in a small town in Maine to which a young doctor, Louis Creed, and his family have moved from Chicago, Pet Sematary begins with a visit to a graveyard where generations of children have buried their beloved pets. But behind the "pet sematary," there is another burial ground, one that lures people to it with seductive promises... and ungodly temptations.

As the story unfolds, so does a nightmare of the supernatural, one so relentless you won't want... at moments... to continue reading... but will be unable to stop.

Original title: Pet Sematary
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionHorrorThe occult and Supernatural

Notes:

  • Dedication: "For Kirby McCauley"

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Edition #1: Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary (1983)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "The most frightening book Stephen King has ever written." Publishers Weekly
  • "Masterful, chilling, juicily horrible... for those who like to take their scare straight." The New York Times Book Review
  • "A stunner... a guaranteed blockbuster... King gets you to believe the unbelievable... reaches out and touches the dread... it scared the starch out of me." Detroit News
  • "For sheer horror, Stephen King wins skeleton hands down. A bunch more as good as Pet Sematary and King will outdistance even Poe." Cosmopolitan
  • "Unrelenting, convincing... awesome power... his best yet!" Pittsburgh Press
  • "Why, someone please tell me, was I holding on to this book so hard that my knuckles had begun to turn white?" Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
  • "The King of Horror weaves his scariest tale ever... turn on all the lights while engrossed in it, turn up the radio for company, call friends and ask them to call you back to make sure you are still able to answer the phone... Yes, it's that scary. Yes, it's that good." Cincinnati Enquirer
  • "Vivid, powerful, disturbing... offers the rare exhilaration of being scared within the safe limits of art. It is little wonder so many readers have embraced the imaginative talents of Stephen King." Washington Post Book World
  • "Stephen King's newest reign of terror is a hair-raiser... he oozes Nameless Dread right into your shoes in waves of unspeakable gore... and are you trapped! Ayiee.... You'll be scared!" Chicago Sun-Times
  • "Powerful, harrowing, plumbs the depths of darkness King never reached before... a great read... recommended!" Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review
  • "Horror oozes from the pages, and the anticipation of the most terrifying moments is unnerving, creeping up on the reder with an eerie quality that is unsurpassed in horror fiction." Richmond Times Dispatch
  • "Luckily for those of us hooked on King's wonderfully warped imagination... this is his most satisfying work... produces goosebumps and screams." Newsday
  • "Vivid, masterful... a humdinger tale of the supernatural." United Press International
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Manifested in:

Pet Sematary (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340951460
Pages: 480

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Pet Sematary (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9780743412285
Pages: 395

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Pet Sematary (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9780743412278
Pages: 562

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Pet Sematary (November 1983)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Garden City, NY
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages: 418

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