A Review Of Stephen King's Pet Sematary: A Brief Summary

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In 1983 Stephen King released his 14th novel, the thriller Pet Sematary. The novel quickly became popular and a lot of people still read it, over thirty years after its publication date. Pet Sematary is about a family that moves to a house in Ludlow. The house is close to a highway where trucks have run over a lot of pets. The family’s neighbour warns them about the road and shows them the “Pet Sematary”, a cemetery where kids have buried their pets for around a century. Louis, the father of the family, receives an unexpected warning about the cemetery a couple of days later. One day the family’s cat gets run over. The family’s neighbour, Jud Crandall, brings Louis to a place beyond the cemetery and they bury the cat in an old burying ground.…show more content…
If you have read English novels before and understood them well in the past, then it should not be a problem to understand Pet Sematary. There is some Yankee slang but other than that it is written in proper English. I think that the story was interesting and unique. It was nothing like anything that I have come across before. I really liked it, even though it was a little messed up at times. Stephen King is a very talented author and I understand why so many people like him. This novel made me feel creeped out and slightly disturbed at times, especially during the scene when Louis robs Gage’s grave. The scene where Ellie tells Rachel about a man in her dreams named “Paxcow” also creeped me out. The man turns out to be Victor Pascow, who Louis has a history with. I got shivers when Rachel realised who “Paxcow” really was, it is written in such a good way. I learned a lot about the English language and how it is used in literature. I also feel like got a better understanding of what Stephen King is like as an author. Pet Sematary is a brilliant and unique novel. There is nothing out there that is quite like it and I think that a lot of horror fans would appreciate it. I can easily understand why the novel has been so
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