I am sure this has shown up somewhere within the existence of this site but since I am new, I thought I would bring it up. I understand King was drinking heavily and had other "party favors" around when constructing Cujo, which is why he doesn't remember writing it. Yet his talent and genius prevail in the publication of this book! I do not know how long it took him to finish the book but I imagine him up day and night (regardless of the booze), bent over a keyboard, hammering out his work. But it still baffles me that he "barely remembers" writing the book and it turned into the amazing work it did. What sort of focus, imagination was running through his mind at this point in time? He was living within the words so much that he blocked out reality until he finished and once completed, moved onto whatever else was next without recalling the process of the story? The King prevails!