Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary

by Stephen King
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Pet Sematary by Stephen King

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Dr. Louis Creed and his wife Rachel chose rural Maine to settle his family and bring up their children. It was a better place than smog-covered Chicago — or so he thought. But that was before he became acquainted with the old pet burial ground located in the backwoods of the quiet community of Ludlow.

The place has a power — it seeps into your dreams and you wake up sweating with fear. It is a place that strikes dread into the lives of all who share its secrets.

A fully dramatized BBC presentatin of one of Stephen King's most famous bestsellers, PET SEMATARY is a masterpiece of the macabre and an unforgettable audio experience!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444708134
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date: 11/28/2011

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), End of Watch, the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Finders Keepers, Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and now an AT&T Audience Network original television series), Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63—a recent Hulu original television series event—was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures. He is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.


Bangor, Maine

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Portland, Maine


B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970

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Pet Sematary 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 262 reviews.
KVSallis More than 1 year ago
This is the novel that made me love the horror genre, despite not loving most of the horror books I have read. It remains in my top ten, and possibly top five. It has made life difficult, as every horror-type book I have read in the twenty-some years since reading Pet Sematary has left me still thirsting. The depth of story is amazing. Characters build into flesh and play off each other's idiosyncrasies, and the pacing of action and suspense - particularly the long, strange walks to the place where the ground is sour - are painted with such realism that you cannot read this without feeling the stickiness of mud beneath your shoes, or feeling the movement of shadows behind you. What can I say? Do not worry about the movie. I've seen it - I love Herman Munster and the guy who played Louis, but it had to be a disappointment in trying to follow the raw energy of that book. It had no choice. But no matter... the book will tear you away from familiarity or comfort, and you'll forget any other perspective. INTENSE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far the scariest King book i've read. the entire book is totally worth reading just to get to the last 50 or 60 pages. it starts out slow, but so does every Stephen King book, when you get 200 pages it starts to get scarier and scarier until it gets to the startling (and very disturbing) end.
pagebender More than 1 year ago
Pet Semetary is a very thrilling and suspenseful book. The author, Stephen King tells very good descriptions in all of his books. As soon as you are relaxed, he starts again. The evil is not even what you think it will be, or is it? Louis Creed just moved to maine and now has a perfect job at the University's hostpital, a perfect house, a perfect daughter and son, a perfect wife, and a perfect cat. The road seperating his house and new friend Jud Crandell's house is unmerciful. You can here the huge semi-trucks speeding and raging all day and all night. It has taken so many children's pets' lives. Will Louis Creed listen to what he needs to, or what he wants to??????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book contains twists and turns that the reader wouldn't ever expect. It is scary, brilliant, and a good horror story for anyone who loves being scared!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love Stephen King's work, but I don't understand why a lot of his earlier books like "Carrie" and " The Shining" are available as Nookbooks and "Pet Sematary" amd "Christine" aren't. I think all of these books are really good, but I was disappointed to find out that those two books weren't available as Nookbooks, which is one of the reasons I bought my Nook. Please put them in e-book format soon. I really would like to add them to my growing e-book library.
kalebm More than 1 year ago
Pet Sematary by Stephen King is a novel about a doctor, Louis Creed, who moves to a small town in Maine with his family. On his first day at the college hospital a student named Pascow is brought in after being hit by a car. He dies but his spirit haunts Creed throughout the book. After a couple of months of living in the house his wife and son leave to go visit their grandparents and while they are gone the cat is run over on the highway. Creed's neighbor tell him about a mysterious pet sematary that brings anything there back to life. The cat returns the next day after Creed buries it.All is fine until a couple of weeks later his son is killed by an 18-wheeler on the highway in front of their house. Creed makes the gruesome decision to bury his son in the sematary and this leads to a gory filled ending to the novel. When I picked this novel up for the first time I never wanted to put it down. I finished it in about a week of just reading it during my free time. It has an interesting story line and plot that keeps you wanting to read more. I chose this book because Stephen King is my favorite author and I love the far out horror that he writes. The only thing i have against this book would be the strong language throughout the book. It would be a book for a mature reader but I would highly recommend it!
TheBookWizard More than 1 year ago
One of King's best works.  Scary from start to finish, with a monster climax.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Horror story success! In this novel every moment was filled with suspense and chilling detail of the horrifying events created chills throughout my body. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. This is Stephen King's BEST book. Louis Creed had just moved with his family to the perfect house. Not far away from their lawn is a freeway for semi-trucks that zoom by. many pets have not had such a good fate. when louis is confronted by fear will he follow what he knows is right or what he thinks is right?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is by far the most scariest, yet best, book I have ever read. It's full of twists and turns, and you can't put it down. Stephen King has amazed me with this book, and he is my favorite author. I HIGHLY recommend this book to horror fans.
GeorgeIsNumberOne More than 1 year ago
This book is just amazing. It is King's best writing yet. This was my third King book I read, and it is my favorite book ever (except The Shining). It is creepy from around page 100 to the end. Yeah, it is a little slow at the beginning, but it is interesting and a quick read. I highly, highly recommend this book!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good, but it's not for those with a weak stomach. You'll feel like you red a great book, by one of the better writers of this generation, but you'll also fill like you have a hole in your spirit. Tread lightly. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very interesting and different. but very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great. It keeps you interested and at parts I felt like I was actually there in the scene with the characters. Some parts of it are sad, but that only adds to the novel's greatness. Personally, I'm not a fan of fantasies like this, but this read kept me going.
Suvaka More than 1 year ago holds a special place in my heart. very creepy and the ending has stuck with me for many years now.
hoodreader More than 1 year ago
This is the scariest Stephen King book I have ever read. At first it is kind of hard to figure out the characters but it clears up quickly. This is a very violent book and is sad at parts, but overall is a very awesome. The only thing is there was loose ends mentioned through out the book that are never tied up. If you are looking for a book that will leave you in suspense every time you put it down you will love this one.
SteelpenLS More than 1 year ago
Your going to read this thinking about your pets you have or did and want would you do, this is one you will keep you into the book thinking what if?
StefanYates More than 1 year ago
After a bit of a lull in his writing with Christine and Cycle of the Werewolf, King is back to top form with Pet Sematary. Much shorter in length than Christine, King seems to have used a more discerning editorial eye on this novel and it really paid off. Pet Sematary really packs a punch especially in its conclusion. Once again, King takes his time building things up and developing his characters and setting, but there are a few tense moments along the way that keep the plot moving up to the big bang at the end. I really, really enjoyed this one. The suspense is great, there's lots of good ole' gore and it's the usual toss-up as to who might come out of this mess alive, although you pretty much know that nobody will come out unscathed. A couple of nice twists and turns at the end complete the wild ride of the climax and put a perfect end cap on this; one of King's best works
xxProfLxx11 More than 1 year ago
I love Pet Sematary!! It is such an amazing book just as it is a movie. If you do not like how the movie skips out on some of the main parts of the book, do not watch the movie. If you love books that deal with romance, drama, comedy, and horror, this is the book to buy!!!!!
songcatchers More than 1 year ago
Pet Sematary is a very grim book and not one of King's more action packed stories either. I really enjoyed it though. That's the thing about King; even when his story is on the slow side, his writing and his characters keep me interested. When Louis and his family move into an old house right off a trucking highway, terrible things are in their future. Between that highway in front of their house and the old Indian burying ground behind their house, they are caught in the midst of some unearthly mayhem. Whether it's a family pet getting run down in the highway, grave digging, or tales of the dead brought back to 'life', Pet Sematary has it's share of morbid moments. Like I said before, it's a grim tale. Pet Sematary gets you thinking about death and what you would do with the power to bring back the dead. Louis makes that decision several times in this book with results that are less than perfect. This is a spooky story definitely worth a long as you don't mind a touch of the macabre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this story stands on its own just as a terrifying read for horror buffs, this story is SO much more than that. It's beautiful in a strange way, really. It is a story about love at its core, and how far a person is willing to go for love, and how love can be perverted into something horrible, especially by the maddening depths of grief. Seriously, give it a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first Stephen King book I have ever read. I first read " yes, I said first read ", this book I was a teenager. My mother had it and she let me read it. I love this book so much that over the years I have read it 23 times! Will read it again. I have read a lot of these post and a lot of these people have forgotten what an imagination is. In horror stories most all the monsters and ghouls are fiction. Another example would be a fantasy. How many dragons have you seen lately? I'm sure you love the stories and 10 to 1 you use your imagination while reading the story. With horror, you can let your imagination run wild! Pretend you're in the woods with the windigo. Feel the fear and anxiety that's going on as it walks through and knocks down a large tree. If you can't use your imagination, don't read horror.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your a pervert.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you ever read a book that freaked you out so bad that you didn't want it in the house afterwords? This was that book for me.
sco77 More than 1 year ago
By far one of the best books I've read from him.
TheMasterofSuspense More than 1 year ago
This was a classic the moment King wrote it, and the movie version with Jack Nicholson is the pinnacle of King's career I think. Somehow, over the years, he was gotten less interesting as an author. But... The Stand, Tommyknockers, It... all classic King. My favorite author through the 70s, 80s, King seems to have slipped a bit. The old books, like The Stand, will always be my favorites.