A big friendly dog chases a rabbit down into an underground cave...and the horror begins. Scary because it really could happen, this is a classic horror novel by a great writer in his prime.
King Is Still King, January 30, 2004
A Kid's Review
"Cujo" IS a gripping and compelling novel which pulls the reader in by leaving open ends throughout the entire experience. This book is great from start to finish. You will find it impossible to put down. King is an incredible writer, and the best of his ability shines through in the novel with an easy to get into story and a scary as hell atmosphere. Many people may not understand how a rabid dog makes for a good read, but King writes the novel in such a way as to give the young nightmares and keep the old looking over their shoulders. King writes the novel exploiting every disturbing and gory detail to its fullest. This book is not for the faint of heart, but for those who can stomach it, it's a great read. This book is written like many of Kings novels, as a suspenseful horrifying novel full of twists and bends and freaky story telling. Cujo is a book that in my mind changed the way many authors write horror books. Cujo is the only horror novel I have read that kept me up for weeks and made me think. This is a horror novel and for anyone who likes Cooney or Pike will love this book
Who's NOT afraid of the big bad wolf? In this case the big bad St. Bernard? Good early King book. One that helped him up the ladder to better more complex plots, but all in all, a good easy summer read.
Stephen King sure knows how to tell a story. Somehow, a terrifying tale about a rabid Saint Bernard on the loose was also a surprisingly perceptive and sensitive portrait of marital infidelity, forgiveness, and redemption. There is a truly shocking and disturbing ending, which I won't give away, but I think it was brave of King as a writer to go that route, and it certainly made the story more chilling. King doesn't beat you over the head with a moral message, but I suspect that one lesson many readers came away with is that unforeseen and bizarre catastrophes can hit at any time, so what's really important is your loved ones.
Excellent story of horrifying events that could actually happen. Rabid St. Bernard holds mom and her son hostage in their car, while she makes desperate attempts to escape, get help, and keep her boy from dying of dehydration.
A big, friendly dog chases a rabbit into a hidden underground cave-and stirs a sleeping evil crueler than death itself. A terrified four-year-old boy sees his bedroom closet door swing open untouched by human hands, and screams at the unholy red eyes gleaming in the darkness. The little Maine town of Castle Rock is about to be invaded by the most hideous menace ever to savage the flesh and devour the mind...
A big, friendly dog chases a rabbit into a hidden underground cave-and stirs a sleeping evil. A great Stephen King chiller!
Book is slightly worn, as it has been read a few times. It is very good shape, for MANY more readings!!