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Cujo is so well-paced and scary that people tend to read it quickly, so they mostly remember the scene of the mother and son trapped in the hot Pinto and threatened by the rabid Cujo, forgetting the multifaceted story in which that scene is embedded. This is definitely a novel that rewards re-reading. When you read it again, you can pay more attention to the theme of country folk vs. city folk; the parallel marriage conflicts of the Cambers vs. the Trentons; the poignancy of the amiable St. Bernard (yes, the breed choice is just right) infected by a brain-destroying virus that makes it into a monster; and the way the "daylight burial" of the failed ad campaign is reflected in the sunlit Pinto that becomes a coffin. And how significant it is that this horror tale is not supernatural: it's as real as junk food, a failing marriage, a broken-down car, or a fatal virus. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
"Just when your blood pressure is back to normal, Stephen King is at it again."
-Kansas City Star
“Hits the jugular.”—The New York Times
“Just when your blood pressure is back to normal, Stephen King is at it again.”—Kansas City Star
“He builds up the suspense, holds back the dynamite until you’re screaming for it, and then lets you have it.”—Minneapolis Tribune
“It grabs you and holds you and won’t let go…excruciating suspense…a genuine page-turner.”—Chattanooga Times --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
This I read as a young teen and it scared me for quite a while. Read it again as an adult and its one of King's classics.Published 7 months ago by Janet Stewart
This was one of my first Stephen King novels that I bought/read.. I have now read it so many times I'm in need of a new copy of the book.. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2012 by Alissa
This book is great! I loved it! The book is better than the movie, more detailed and more things in it to make your imagination run wild!Published on March 27 2010 by Sarah Lynn Barnim
I've enjoyed reading some of King's work, but this is by no means one of his best. Although the premise of the story was good and kept me wondering what was going to happen next,... Read morePublished on May 28 2004 by J. Naft
Cujo is one of the most memorable and well written novels Stephen King has written to this day. There are fond memories from everybody who has read the book or seen the movie of... Read morePublished on April 8 2004 by Will Culp
This is one of my favorite novels from King. The plot is pure genius...a gentle, loving family dog that gets rabies from some bats...then unwillingly turns into a savage monster. Read morePublished on April 5 2004 by Lavelle Jackson
it just could be. in the dead zone there was a castle rock serial killer named frank dodd, and in the course of in the book he meets his demise. Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2004 by ghostmann
"Cujo" IS a gripping and compelling novel which pulls the reader in by leaving open ends thoughout the entire experience. This book is great from start to finish. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2004