Page Count: 432 pages
“It would perhaps not be amiss to point out that he had always tried to be a good dog. He had tried to do all the things his MAN and his WOMAN, and most of all his BOY had asked or expected of him. He would have died for them if that had been required.”
Oh, Stephen, you master of suspense you.
Today I am reviewing Cujo, a book where man’s best friend turns into his worst nightmare, and a beloved neighborhood dog turns into a vicious beast. King pulls you into the story by a beautifully written set up of the characters intertwined in the story.
I must admit I was apprehensive about a book starring a dog gone wild and was worried that was all there was to it, I’m very glad I was proven wrong. King pulls you into the story through a beautifully written set up of the characters intertwined in the story. That was one of my favourite parts of the book, it’s slow burn set-up.
“…it was amazing, wasn’t it, how bad you could hurt when there was nothing physically wrong.”
At the climax of the book when Donna and Tag are trapped in the car I was filled with very strong horror movie run-run-run vibes and felt very on edge until the end.
Cujo is rather hard to review because it’s oddly difficult to describe, it’s a book that seems simple, but actually, has a depth to the storyline that I didn’t expect, and is a lot more than it appears on the surface.
Overall I really enjoyed this book, it’s a classic King and after finishing I was left thinking about it the rest of the night.
If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, here is a link: Book Depository 🙂