Stephen King

★ ★ ★


My first exposure to Cujo was through F.R.I.E.N.D.S and I knew I wanted to read it. Now I wish I hadn’t. Maybe the film will be a better rendition in my mind because the book just didn’t do it for me.

The writing was brilliant, as always, since it is a King novel. But the story itself was not the vibe and the characters were all kind of crude, and disgusting and it really made it rough to enjoy.

Personally, I just wanted to read of a rabid dog who killed, and killed, and killed, and then killed some more.

I did not want four separate plot-lines that rarely had anything to do with Cujo at all.

Sure, mama Donna and her son, Tad sat in their broken down Pinto in Joe Camber’s driveway for over three days where the rabid dog lay, strategizing over how to get help and not get killed … but that wasn’t as much fun as what I thought would be Cujo biting everyone’s throats in. Call me crazy but, that’s the story I wanted. That’s the story I anticipated.

Sure, maybe this way it was more realistic. But what fun is that?

The only reason I gave this book a 3/5 is because ending of this book took a wild turn that I wasn’t at all prepared for — so that was cool. A really good plot-twist.

But otherwise, it was ok. That’s all.

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