I’m reading Pet Sematary right now. God help me, but it’s one goddamn scary book.
I read a few King novels about ten years ago but none of them affected me the way this one has. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been in a contemporary lit. reading phase forever and forgot about horror, but this book is giving me serious heebie-jeebies. In fact, the only reason I’m posting is to get away from the book awhile.
King is a very good story-teller, isn’t he? The whole recount of Gage’s funeral, the conversation Jud has with Louis about the Micmacs…excruciatingly real. Draws you in, makes you want to read ahead, gives you a cold feeling in the pit of your stomach because you just know what’s going to happen next and you don’t want to see the words that’ll confirm your thought. Page after page, I’ve felt the dread grow.
How do you feel about this book? His other novels? Any questions, comments, opinions to share?