Cujo (Signet) by Stephen King One Of Kings Best, If Not The Best. 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: its as real as junk food, a failing marriage, a broken-down car, or a fatal virus. Features: * BUY WITH CONFIDENCE, Over one million books sold! 98% Positive feedback. Compare our books, prices and service to the competition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed * Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark. This is one of Kings most poetic, beautifully written works, and simultaneously one of his most horrifying. Its hard to put into words how amazingly well crafted it is, how the words flow, how the characters live. I wish someone would ask King what he means about not being able to remember writing large sections of it ... was it because of inebriation at the time, or alcohol and drug abuse later that damaged his memory of writing it? Because the novel itself is one of the best, most lucid things hes ever written, and King is utterly and sincerely committed to its reality, something that seems to have disappeared from his more recent works. Can it be that at one time alcohol helped him actually face the horror of what he was writing? The novel is almost unique among his longer works in that the supernatural element is suggested to be underlying everyday reality, not forcefully poking its head into it to prove its presence. Every element can be explained psychologically or naturally, leaving the sense of spiritual malevolence as a suggestion, not actually manifest in some intruding non- natural form, and even the never explained mystery of the rearranging closet contents could be explained by sleepwalking. This ac tually allows the spiritual to be felt by the reader with way more force, supported by the natural elements the reader encounters every day. Much has been made of Kings use of the everday in his fiction, but so many fail to point to this novel as illustrating his most powerful and masterful use of it. I can only think of one element that some might find distasteful, and that is the way the story punishes one character excessively for the crime of being a coward, as this might indicate a bit of insecurity on the authors part, directed towards the character for the way this fear brings about tragedy. But Kings genuine effort to understand this character and the fear that is suffered by the character shows that he was trying with all honesty to see things from that characters point of view. A second subplot, involving a counterpart to this character, seems also to point to this insecurity (both are women and the sub-plots are about their choices regarding their relationships with their husbands). And the characters, oh the characters! Old deaf Evie, with her cigarettes and foul mouthed forecasts is one that I dearly love and remember, and King obviously dearly loved and crafted. The most hopeless and lost of his poor rural-Maine characters are seen with sympathy and affection, and not as a cheap trick to make the horror more effective, but because the authors feelings about them seem genuine. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Cujo (Signet) by Stephen King - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!
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