Book Review: Pet Semetary

By Stephen King 

4 Stars 

Pet Semetary is a horror novel by Stephen King that follows the story of Louis Creed, a doctor who moves his wife and two young children from the city to the quiet town of Ludlow, Maine. They soon discover a pet cemetery in the woods behind their house, where local kids bury their deceased pets. But when tragedy strikes, Louis learns of a darker place beyond the pet cemetery where the dead can be brought back to life, with terrifying consequences. 


I am a big fan of horror, but I had never read a horror book before this, and I was pleasantly surprised about how good this book was. The plot felt honestly more realistic because I understood how people will do anything for their loved ones, no matter how sick and twisted it is. The novel is a haunting exploration of grief, loss, and also the lengths that people will go to in order to avoid death. King's writing is atmospheric and eerie, and he builds a lot of tension throughout the book. The horror elements are really disturbing, and the book is definitely not for the faint of heart. 


Louis Creed is a very sympathetic character, and I 

really felt his pain and desperation as he grappled with the consequences of his actions. The other characters in the book are a little less developed and well-written, probably because the story never really explores them in-depth, but the book is mostly about Louis anyway so it’s not so bad. 


Pet Semetary is a chilling and thought-provoking novel that is sure to leave a lasting impression on readers. I loved the exploration of themes like the fear of death, destructive grief, and the line between life and death. Highly recommended for fans of horror and psychological thrillers. 


Reviewed by Tayyeba 

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