Pet Sematary
  Fan submitted reviews of Pet Sematary (Novel):
Posted By: Endora - March 1st, 2013 9:09:52 am EST

I loved this book, I read it several times and the last time I read it was just after the death of my old cat, so that I cried a lot then .. ..

Posted By: Giorgos - January 20th, 2013 8:08:30 pm EST

Probably the most terrifying novel by SK .... Real horror !! Well cone!!

Posted By: Kevin Bacone - December 31st, 2012 8:58:27 pm EST

this book is very boring in the beginning but it gets really good i havent finished the book but i dont have it anymore i will have to get it from a library to read the rest of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted By: Anonymous - December 28th, 2012 3:27:42 pm EST

LOVED THIS MOVIE!! Probably to "chicken to read the book!

Posted By: Bailey - December 12th, 2012 11:55:49 am EST

I'm reading this book now and I have to say that it is probably the best story Stephen King has ever written. It is very dark and creepy, but it has kept me interested from the start to where I am now, about 1/5 of the way through.

Posted By: Joel Hunter Gun - December 7th, 2012 7:55:38 am EST

Love it! One of my favorite books as a kid and still continues to be! The creepy, erie, and chilling feeling that this book provokes is definitely that to be desired by all horror fans! And the emotional impact of the characters will leave you thinking about what happens to them for days!

Posted By: Remington - November 20th, 2012 2:48:57 am EST

What I love about King's horror is that the supernatural always makes way for the real. Carrie isn't about a girl with telekinetic powers - it's really about puberty, sexuality, and the relationships between mothers and daughters. Further, it's always one (or a series) of small sympathetic choices that foil our characters. Louis Creed understandably isn't there for his wife and daughter in the wake of SPOILERS Gage's death; and because he goes inward and plays the "What if?" game, the whole tragedy unrolls from that one mistake - but it's a mistake we ourselves might make because it's rational. When the horror can stem from the recognizable, that's what makes you afraid of the dark.

Posted By: Evywundaa - October 2nd, 2012 6:35:28 pm EDT

Wow! I saw the 1989 movie first aged 14 with a friend, and even now we are well in our 30's, we will chat about how scared we were of Zelda.... in fact the whole movie! I finally plucked up the courage to read the book, not long ago,still with the scary " I'll get you " Zelda in my mind.., wow, such a roller coaster of emotions, night- mares, general all things eerie, unexplainable and scary! I love it., a mind-sticker for me.

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Posted By: Penny_Greece - August 29th, 2012 12:19:38 pm EDT

This is by far the most horrifying and shocking book King has ever written. I read it about a year ago and despite the fact that I usually re-read books over and over again, I couldn't even bring my self to touch it. It was terrifying in a mind blowing way. I think it will haunt even worse after I become a mom.

Posted By: Kat - July 22nd, 2012 6:29:32 pm EDT

My sister in law had surgery, and went to Florida to heal up - she asked me to lend her a book to read for those long days on the beach - when she got back, she threw the book across the room barely missing my head. Guess she liked it, too. .>: D

Posted By: Jackie - June 30th, 2012 2:48:10 pm EDT

When I first saw Pet Sematary, I LOVED IT. One of my favorite scary movies. Now that I'm an adult and have a 10 month old however, I had a VERY hard time watching the movie the other day. It just hit so close to home, a small child getting run over in the street. All I could think about was what would I do if the same thing happened to my little boy? Watching it now, the movie is more a very sad story, rather than a horror film. Almost made me cry, but still one of my favorites!

Posted By: Cara Henson - June 25th, 2012 2:29:23 pm EDT

i thought that it is one of the best books that you have ever written!!! I love all of your books. But this one was probably the best one. This one and salem's lot. I read salem's lot in a tree stand at 4 in the morning and i was terrified at every sound that i heard.

Posted By: Church_came_back - June 11th, 2012 8:47:36 pm EDT

im 13 and stephen king is my favourite author. pet sematary is definately one of my favourites! the soil of a mans heart is stonier he grows what he can and tends it.... :)

Posted By: Killer Croc - May 29th, 2012 9:58:28 am EDT

This book scared me so bad, then I watched the movie. I couldn't sleep without a light on, very good work.

Posted By: Deb - May 7th, 2012 4:08:12 am EDT

This book is a Stephen King classic, touching on the elemental thoughts and emotions linked to death, loss, grief and mourning. The processes that Louis experiences both with his daughter's cat and his son's death are so close to reality to be true. We would do anything to have our loved ones back with us again...

Posted By: Nancy - April 29th, 2012 8:50:44 pm EDT

This is the only King book I have read. A real page turner and I read it in flight on my way to Russia. I never quit reading. It was soooo scary that I never read a King book again......until now. I'm reading his book on writing. Very interesting. Thanks. Nancy Swanson

Posted By: Anonymous - April 28th, 2012 9:32:36 pm EDT

first stephen king book i ever read and couldnt put it down :) amazing book!!!!!!

Posted By: Acidrain1442 - April 27th, 2012 11:51:50 am EDT

i thought the book was better than the movie stephen king has a work of art going on in that strange head of his hes better than edgar allan poe

Posted By: 10 Year Old Fan - April 18th, 2012 6:27:34 pm EDT

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! Some med terms were hard,good thing my mom is gonna be a nurse! THE BEST BOOK I EVER READ!!!!!

Posted By: Anonymous - April 18th, 2012 8:59:46 am EDT

There is a famous late Victorian story called the Monkey's Paw (Jacobs) which clearly influenced this novel. The themes of grief, non-acceptance of death and wanting something so badly no matter the cost are very powerful. Judd accepts the loss of his wife because it is part of the natural order. Louis knows the cost of getting his son back, but is willing to pay the price. One of Stephen Kings best novels.

Posted By: Mick E - April 4th, 2012 10:27:11 am EDT

While this novel is genuinely unsettling and striking, it is for me more a study of the effects of tragedy. Clearly Stephen King, as he has famously said, wrote out his worst fears. The result is a book which leaves the reader asking: "What if this tremendous loss happened to me?" I'm convinced that in decades to come it will come to be seen as a literary classic, not just a commercial hit. Lucid and all too casually realistic.

Posted By: Anonymous - March 28th, 2012 4:24:52 pm EDT

This book scared the heck out of me! Zelda is so scary. It also doesn't help my cat looks exactly like church from the movie. This truly is a masterpiece

Posted By: Anonymous - March 28th, 2012 2:29:13 am EDT

I haven't read a majority of Stephen King's books yet, but of the many I have read, this one was the scariest/most horrifying. I wouldn't say it's my FAVORITE, because Desperation was just too damn much fun, but hell if it wasn't the scariest. I remember reading it super-fast just so I could be done with it.

Posted By: 10 Year Old Fan - March 24th, 2012 4:03:51 am EDT

This was my favorite movie based on this book, so I think I will REALLY like the book when I begin to read it.

Posted By: Trina - March 13th, 2012 8:12:46 pm EDT

This book scared the crap out of me, you want horror well this is it, Stephen King didnt leave out even on small detail about the kills in the book and the other things, i dont want to spoil anything, all i say is to read the book and then watch the movie

Posted By: Sue Mc - March 11th, 2012 9:10:00 am EDT

I agree with Aaron; this one really does hit you in terms of the way it circles around the themes of grief and loss. I read this when I was a teenager. Now, trying to re-read it feels very tough. There are intense waves of pain in this novel.

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Posted By: Michaelholly - February 23rd, 2012 12:55:30 pm EST

I love this book I cant quit thinking about it ever since I finished this one and It.

Posted By: Aaron - February 1st, 2012 7:55:48 pm EST

I have gleefully read just about all of Mr. King's horror novels, but Pet Sematary profoundly shook me to the core. I read it as a high school student in the 1980s, and the themes of death, loss, grief, guilt and emptiness sent me into a profound depression for an extended period time, during which I could barely function. I don't want to see the movie, or the rumored remake, and I don't think I could ever re-read it. It hit too close to home. I watched my younger sister drown when I was a young child. My leg was broken and in a cast and there was nothing I could do about it. I probably would have taken her to the Micmac Burial Ground too, had there been such a thing. After reading the novel, I was tormented by nightmares of my father (who thankfully is still alive at age 86) dying and coming back to life.

Posted By: Chris - January 16th, 2012 12:39:30 am EST

I first began reading Stephen King's books when I was 13; this being the one I read first. I always loved horror and had read many other novels, but never had I been horrified by a book. I remember reading Part III on the bus to school. Someone poked me to ask if I was feeling okay and I damn-near jumped out of my seat! I was pale as hell! Rereading it right now, and now that I have kids of my own, so much more about the book is terrifying. A must read, and my personal favorite.

Posted By: Brandi - January 5th, 2012 2:47:15 pm EST

i have been familiar with this movie longer than the novel. i read the novel for the first time my senior year of high school and was so terrified but i loved it! i have read it numerous times since then, i even have a half sleeve tattoo in dedication to it because this was one of the first movies my dad & i watched together as a child. this is an amazing book!

Posted By: Cleocat - December 28th, 2011 7:37:35 pm EST

I loved this book. I can't explain why, it's just so creepy and one of the most fucked up books I've ever read, but in a good way.

Posted By: Mariache23 - December 26th, 2011 9:34:21 am EST

I became addicted to reading thanks to your books, and thats the biggest gift i could ever had. Thank you

Posted By: Christy - December 22nd, 2011 1:30:56 pm EST

Im also currently reading this, an also in 7th grade. The best, mind boggling, statisfying boook ive ever read.

Posted By: 14 - November 21st, 2011 8:30:40 pm EST

i just finnished this book, im currently in seventh grade, this is by far the best book i have EVER read, im currently reading the dark half, and thinking of reading, the stand. Stephen King is now my favourite author of all time.

Posted By: Cloak - November 9th, 2011 10:09:05 pm EST

This book I will tell you was the one that had be jumping at any noise that I heard, at any shadow that I saw, and every damned cat that I were to see just walking (funny enough crossing the roas back and forth) I should have believe what the words said in the back, but I did not and now I believe that saying, becuase this is one of the most frightning books that Stephen King had ever writen. During the time that I was reading this "if it touches me I will scream" was the only thing that was in my head day in and day out. Once I was close to screaming, when I first stared I read about pascow and his little visit, then that same night, as I turned off the light and searched for my bed in the darkness, the door witch was shut started to open, I knew that that was going to be pascow, I knew that I was going to scream, but like many charaters the scream did not come it was stuck, and nor was it pascow that was at my door, butmy mother sayng goodnight, This is one of the greaest books becuse of you get caught in this, some of it will alwasy be with you, because the power it has is overwhelming.

Posted By: Brad - October 31st, 2011 12:22:26 pm EDT

Great book! Well writen and great through the entire book, This is one of his best!

Posted By: Vilefats9 - October 26th, 2011 7:36:11 pm EDT

the movie was good, the book was better,but let's just think about this possible remake: Fred Gwynne was a natural for Judd Crandall, so you know if there were to be a remake it would be hard to find the right person to do justice to the role that was made for Fred. Just remember, Jack Nicholson or Steven Weber???

Posted By: Zevra - October 14th, 2011 7:06:39 pm EDT

The first time I read this book was in 1981 on my first airplane ride, it was to Hawaii to make it worse. But I was so engrossed by this book it kept my mind off flying over th ocean for 5 hours! I have since read many of Stephen King's books but this is still my favorite!

Posted By: Courtney - September 27th, 2011 9:02:19 pm EDT

Oh my freaking gosh, this was by far the best Stephen King book I have ever read! I adored it and I stayed up a full 24 hours to read it. The whole time I was reading my cat was sitting in my lap and when Mr. King described Church's dirt filled fur, I actually smelled dirt and sniffed my cat to see if it was her! That is why I continue to read Mr. King's books, IMAGERY.

Posted By: Justin Shanahan Santos - September 19th, 2011 8:17:58 am EDT

The movie was great! Once again, Stephens imagination got me terrified as a kid. Got me scared to bury animals. LOL!

Posted By: Ken In Colorado - September 14th, 2011 3:08:36 am EDT

This was the first of King's novels that I read (16 years ago at the age of 15). I recently reread it, and I have to say it is still my favorite, although there are others that come very close. The characterization is blow-you-away amazing. Although a full-length novel, this is a one- or two-sittings read, as it requires hella willpower to stop reading once you start. It's just that good. I read something on the Internet about a possible film remake. I really hope it happens. This book deserves a much better film treatment than it had before.

Posted By: Tzaz - August 30th, 2011 1:11:29 am EDT

I liked this book. King wrote in the intro that he was afraid he had crossed the line. I didn't think so at all.

Posted By: Church - August 16th, 2011 10:06:34 am EDT

one of my obsessions, I feel as if I can identity with Louis, I have read this book so many times I have lost count.

Posted By: Nannyogg - August 11th, 2011 4:06:10 pm EDT

recently started reading this book,and as always with his books was pulled in right away,you love all the characters(well the ones your supposed to) and he writes so well,so well in fact that i have now stopped reading,and i refuse to read any further than i have,the death of gage even though its fiction,i found very upsetting and disturbing,and now reached the point where you know where louis is going to go,and whats hes going to do,i just cannot bring myself to read anymore.its undoubtably a good book and im a big fan this will be the first time i have ever had to stop reading one of his books.maybe thats a sign of just how good he is.

Posted By: Kathie Blog - August 9th, 2011 5:29:54 am EDT

Funny story: My friend and I went to see the movie when it came out. The power went out at one of the more intense parts of the movie and we were given tickets to see a different showing. We came in a bit late to a full house. Seeing we knew the jump parts, such as the cat towards the beginning, we screamed loud and got the entire crowd screaming. It was a lot of fun.

Posted By: Qile - July 16th, 2011 2:35:28 pm EDT

PLOT HOLE: other than a brief mention of his mother, there is no mention of his parents. In a book where family is the main focus, this is something of a glaring omission. But I got so wrapped up in the book, it's taken me four weeks after finishing to notice. And it's a brilliant, almost poetic meditation on death. Profound repetitions that create a kalideoscope over the plot. The man's achieved everything Mary Sheilly set out when she wrote Frankenstein, "sometimes death is better". Even at points in the book where King's outloud, "how am I going to get him to do this?", it's still fairly realistic.

Posted By: Jacco59 - June 16th, 2011 2:36:12 pm EDT

If not the best (I still think Misery is the best personally) then certainly the most scary of all his novels. The ending (say last 60-70 pages) I read in about 90 mins, though I'm a slow reader, Probably shouldn't have read the end at 1 am cuz when I was done I couldn't sleep for like half an hour, so scared. This book (esepecially its ending) grips you. One of his best.

Posted By: Christina B - May 16th, 2011 3:10:55 pm EDT

This is my favorite story of all time but why in the world is it so expensive to buy on Audio cd ?? I think $300 from amazon and other sights is insane.

Posted By: Anonymous - May 2nd, 2011 3:42:58 am EDT

Bought the book Friday night. Finished it Sunday night. (Even worked Saturday!). I didn't do ANYTHING else. It pulls you in... doesn't let you out... doesn't let you enjoy the dark...sleeping...totally creepy and a really moving story on death. The best Stephen King.

Posted By: Orestis - April 21st, 2011 8:51:07 am EDT


The most touching book i've ever read.Gage's death was a tragic moment,i was crying when reading it.I have the same fears,even though i'm a 18 yeard old boy from Greece,and when they came alive,i started crying by instinct.Thank you for this great novel.

Posted By: Drew - April 13th, 2011 3:05:12 pm EDT

I found the family dynamics in the early part of the story (such as the relationship with the in-laws) to be the best part. The heavy horror elements near the end are a little dull by comparison.

Posted By: Thelastsurvivor - April 1st, 2011 10:57:46 am EDT

when i read this i was amazed, atonished, scared, and mesmerized at the same time!

Posted By: Reader - March 30th, 2011 2:27:01 pm EDT

Well, dude below me, you should try Cujo next. It's epic.

Posted By: Anonymous - February 24th, 2011 5:27:11 pm EST

This is the first book I have read from you. My teacher recommended it to me. I LOVE this book! I really want to read more of your work, YOU ARE A GENIUS! Any recommendations for what I should read next? THANK YOU!!!

Posted By: Guruh09 - February 15th, 2011 1:00:26 am EST

Spooky, eerie disturbing & horrifying! After reading this novel I got scared every time my cat stare at me!

Posted By: Daniel - February 14th, 2011 5:07:33 pm EST

It's just such a Super-Fun-Gay-Romp-in-the-Sun kind of book!! Lots'a laughs and lots'a love in those pages!! Of course, I'm talking about Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterbood. Pet Sematary, meanwhile, somehow devours every happy feeling you're every going to have, and leaves you sucking your thumb in a fetal position.

Posted By: Wilson - February 12th, 2011 3:30:32 am EST

This was the very first book by King that I read.After this one I just couldn't stop reading them!!

Posted By: Cindy - February 3rd, 2011 10:59:32 pm EST

I would like to read this on Kindle of Nook.

Posted By: Sim-baa - February 3rd, 2011 3:46:39 pm EST

i love this movie i like the book better it is the best one ofyour books i like mostly i thank u so much for spending ur time to make books i like

Posted By: Harley94stc - January 30th, 2011 6:34:47 pm EST

When I read this, I did not think it possible that I could be so scaried to turn a page, hats off, this is your best book. I have read 25 of your works to date and are continuing. Thanks for taking away the winter blues.

Posted By: MustReadSK - January 22nd, 2011 11:24:52 am EST

Certainly one of the scariest SK books. Not the most gruesome (That would be Misery or The Mist) but scary in a kind of weird way, especially the last 70 pages or so. Couldn't put it down, finished it in 2 days :)

Posted By: Smartical Partical - January 15th, 2011 10:54:18 pm EST

This is the first Stephen King book I have ever read. The newest copy(which I have) is only 562 pages. It was a very chilling, great novel. I recommend it to anyone who is in need for a good scare

Posted By: Lu - January 10th, 2011 10:31:09 pm EST

I loved this book. I really like the way King describes people and events. It helps me to know the characters better and to get into the story.

Posted By: Didntlike - January 6th, 2011 11:57:42 am EST

i didnt like that book because King hadnt focused on the main subject.

Posted By: Smartical PArtical - January 3rd, 2011 7:38:26 pm EST

I am reading it now and it is a very good book

Posted By: ThatGuyOverThere - January 3rd, 2011 5:56:41 am EST

It was a great book - although I'll never look at a kid playing with a toy knife the same way ever again. The sleepwalking scene scared me a bit too.

Posted By: S.K.Rules - January 2nd, 2011 1:59:29 pm EST

SPIOLERS I loved this storie, I was a bit shocked when reading it, after gage died I knew what was going to happen for I have seen the film, but I was getting close to the end of the book and gage had not came back to life yet and when he did it all happened so fast. I thought my book was cut short when I was coming to the end. Amazing read though.

Posted By: Myd - December 21st, 2010 4:19:29 pm EST

i love pet semetery it was the 1st book by stephen king i ever read my dad got me into his books when i was young as he realized i dont scare easy and my imagination was wide open now i have almost every published stephen king book im a huge fan and love the man to bits

Posted By: Ina - November 4th, 2010 6:19:38 pm EDT

I read it for the first time in 2006 and I got blown away! It's my all time fave book of many reasons. It's haunting, chilling,heartbreaking and just creepy! The only book that has given me nightmares. And I remember while I was reading it, I couldn't stop glancing at my cat and wondering how it would be like if he died and returned again. What a creepy thought! The one and only book that truly gave me good horrors I'll never forget.

Posted By: Hinkley Had A Vision - October 29th, 2010 10:48:00 pm EDT

This is the best novel I've ever read. It keeps my attention from start to end and it's hard to put down. Everytime I think it couldn't get better while reading it does. I dont think anyone can top Stephen kings work.

Posted By: Hinkley Had A Vision - October 29th, 2010 10:46:38 pm EDT

This is the best novel I've ever read. It keeps my attention from start to end and it's hard to put down. Everytime I think it couldn't get better while reading it does. I dont think anyone can top Stephen kings work.

Posted By: Anonymous - September 20th, 2010 10:20:11 pm EDT
This was the first King novel I read and my favorite. I don't have the time to read novels anymore, but i have almost all of his books on audio. I wish Pet Sematary and The Stand would become available unabridged on audio format.
Posted By: Clock - September 9th, 2010 8:10:21 am EDT
I just finished reading Pet Sematary for the sencond time,what a great story.I could not put Pet Sematary down it is a story that captures the imagintion and runs with it,and a very disturbing story from the beginning to the end.Thank you Mr.Stephen King for the great tell.
Posted By: Alex - September 6th, 2010 10:24:29 pm EDT
Simply the Best book. Not best Stephen King book, but the best book i've ever read! Hey what's going on with the film remake btw?
Posted By: Geet - August 28th, 2010 4:33:53 am EDT
When I read this book I only found it moderately scary. But when I was telling the story to my brother, I felt this kind of uneasy feeling and cold all over. When I reached Zelda's part, he cried"Stop!!It's so scary", and that's when I realized it too. Wow! That night I couldn't sleep and he said he couldn't,too. P.S. The scariest line, I feel, is(rough translation); " 'Lazarus, come forth', He said.' Because if he hadn't called Lazarus by name, everyone in that grave would've risen'..."
Posted By: Heatherperkins - August 9th, 2010 8:51:50 am EDT
I am 22 yr old female and have been reading your books since I was 15 and my favorite would have to be The Shining, but I also really enjoy your short stories my favorite of those is "suffer the little children" please never stop writing!!
Posted By: Hippie Chick 420 - July 15th, 2010 12:22:00 pm EDT
This is the first Stephen King book I ever read. It was grade 12 and I was allowed to do a book report on it just because of the size. My teacher told me it was the best book report she had ever read and gave me an A!! Now I'm 42 years old and have read every book he has ever written since then. Rock on Stephen! BTW: Dark Tower series was EXCELLENT!! I would love it if he would continue Roland's adventures.
Posted By: Faith Dowell - July 14th, 2010 7:15:19 pm EDT
I am 11 and have been reading stephen king books for 2 years! This was the first book of his i read I was nine and it was great but kind of risky.But if I read it 5 years later I would totaly understand every single thing that happend and why .I felt like the little girl I just didnt want Church to die !Stephen king is the best writer to ever walk Earth!!I dont care what my teacher says hes way better than Shakspear I mean Mcbeath come on when u look at it and eather think Mcdonalds or Mc this book is totaly going to suck!!!But you see pet sematary,dolores claiborne,Desperation,Thinner,bag of bones, Desperation,orcarrie and you think holy bad word this is going to totaly not have Mcdonalds in it and it is going to rock!!!!
Posted By: Tunde - July 8th, 2010 11:34:48 am EDT
it was the best
Posted By: Anonymous - June 8th, 2010 1:03:43 am EDT
This was the first Stephen king book I read best book I've ever read. Way better than the movie because in the book Louis gets to see the wendigo I want to read this book again but I'm half way through IT and I have other Stephen king books in mind but Stephen is the best ever
Posted By: Anonymous - May 26th, 2010 11:05:17 pm EDT
My name is Madison and Im 13 years old. Right now Im reading Pet Sematary and I just finished Salems Lot. You are by far the best author EVER!!!! =)
Posted By: Nerdx4xLife - May 20th, 2010 10:11:01 am EDT
I'm currently reading "Pet Sematary" and I love it! Stephen King is one of my favorite authors! This book hooked me from chapter one. Kudos Stephen King, Kudos!
Posted By: Levi - May 13th, 2010 11:47:12 am EDT
Best King book ever...
Posted By: Kiba - April 30th, 2010 2:12:39 pm EDT!!!!! Totally terrifying. Scariest part was the epilogue. "Darling..." It said. CLASSIC!!
Posted By: Tourettes Kid - April 28th, 2010 10:21:09 am EDT
This is the first book i have read in a long time i coundlt stop reading it i ended up reading it in 10 hours And the moive was great !!!
Posted By: Sway - April 15th, 2010 11:56:23 am EDT
This was my first King book and I was hooked. Have read everything he's written, many more than once. Love them all but this is my favorite.
Posted By: Cawialm - March 22nd, 2010 4:01:39 pm EDT
I read this book a little bit over 2 years ago, and its still my favorite, as ive read 35 of Stephens books. Found it at my grandmother and grandfathers and decided to read it. Read through the whole book in 2 days, and im not kidding; as i had finished the book i was freakin shaking! :) Keep up the good work, Stephen! And by the way, Duma Key was unbelievable, freakin amazing!
Posted By: AnnaLynh - March 19th, 2010 10:13:38 am EDT
Amaizing History! i love this book and Stephen.. when i grow up i want to be like he!yayayaya
Posted By: Nurul - February 25th, 2010 6:08:55 am EST
i really love this story....i've watched it on tv and read the book, but i loved the book more. u can really feel how each character is feeling. it's so sad how dr louis was desperate to have gage back in his life, and rachel after that. kudos to stephen king for writing this and all his other books.
Posted By: Anonymous - February 19th, 2010 11:03:41 am EST
good book ! very interesting
Posted By: Loki20 - February 1st, 2010 5:20:20 pm EST
i think its called pet sematary not cemetary because the sign was written by children.
Posted By: Nikk Sixx - January 25th, 2010 9:37:50 am EST
@hefestus because it was a cemetary used by children to bury pets and children have a knack for mis-spelling words :) hope that helped
Posted By: Nikki - December 29th, 2009 12:51:18 pm EST
Phenominal book. I truly loved it.
Posted By: Elisa - December 25th, 2009 9:11:59 am EST
Before i start reading Stephen King's books, i've already knew him through numerous movies created based on his books. I think i watched more movies based on his books compare to actually reading the books. But i start reading the books last year and i found that it is way more awsome to read than to watch. Pet Sematary is the best so far! It really gives me the chill especially the part when Jud is telling Louis how they went to meet Timmy Baterman...It was darn scary...i could imagine the grin that Timmy had on his face just the way Stephen King described it...Brilliant! Another part was when Jud talked to himself describing the accident involving really took my breath away...
Posted By: Hefestus - December 12th, 2009 4:44:54 am EST
I would like to know why he called Sematary instead of Cemetary... whatever! It's great history at all!
Posted By: A Dizzle - November 30th, 2009 2:22:43 pm EST
I like this book even though im still reading it. Since I have since thanksgiving i have loved it. When I grow up i either wanna be in the sports part like playing or beging on sportscenter or an writer i like your books you make them very interesting.
Posted By: Anonymous - November 26th, 2009 5:17:09 pm EST
lolz paranormal activity waznt scary at ALL
Posted By: Euan - November 25th, 2009 11:42:00 am EST
To SK Pet Sematary is one of the best books i have ever read and im a big fan of all your books. I have just ordered Salem's Lot cause i have heard that it is a great read can't wait read it. Also can't wait to read Under the Dome looks like a good book. keep up the superb work.
Posted By: SteveRocks - November 18th, 2009 7:42:33 pm EST
This will make you think of those tiny little towns in the middle of nowhere.
Posted By: Harry - November 11th, 2009 3:38:31 am EST
Really good ending
Posted By: Jazzzzzzy - October 20th, 2009 9:05:54 pm EDT
this story aint scary. cmon king make a really scary book like the new movie paranormal activity
Posted By: Rawwwrrr - October 18th, 2009 6:47:47 pm EDT
OmFg!!!!!I  lOvE tHiS bOoK

Posted By: Metal Man - October 15th, 2009 2:00:05 pm EDT
great book i love it so far im on page 279
Posted By: JRM - October 14th, 2009 8:42:12 pm EDT
If you're one of those people that get completely drawn into a great book . . . you'll love this book. I just finished it. It had me from page 1. Extremely creepy, sad, thought-provoking, and unique. The little things in this book is what makes it so great; it doesn't throw scary scene after scary scene at the reader, but rather it builds character relationships -- makes you fall in love with them -- and unleashes a thrill when it's most needed. The climax had my eyes popping out in suspense. Lol.
Posted By: Nick -or- Alex Either One Will Do - October 1st, 2009 10:41:59 pm EDT
if i was to say one thing about this book it would be that it was scarier than all of of his other books combined. although i dont think i can say that because i havent read all the books but im pretty sure thats humanly impossible without going to a mental hospital P.S- I hate thos stupid word pic things i can barely read em -.-
Posted By: J.J. - October 1st, 2009 11:20:35 am EDT
Loved this book! Being a mother of a small child Gage's age, this book made me cry. Even though it made me cry, I still highly recommend this one. Wonderfully written, makes you feel the emotions of the characters. The stroy also makes you think "Would you do what Louis Creed did?" The loss of a child would make a parent do ANYTHING to get that child back. Scary and sad. A
Posted By: Naimad - September 28th, 2009 1:54:01 pm EDT
Lets read the book
Posted By: Clemwell - September 28th, 2009 12:15:15 pm EDT
This book won't scare me--that's what I thought. But I found myself, in the middle of the night, scared and awake because of Zelda. I don't know, but it's as if she's so vivid in my mind that I can like feel her hands on my arms--freaky! In the end of this novel, I was not really surprised. I mean, it's just okay. But as it sinks deeper in my mind, it gets scarier and scarier and scarier! Read it in the middle of the night when your alone...and see how much you can take.
Posted By: Fighterfoo26 - September 24th, 2009 8:42:00 pm EDT
I am in the process of reading the Stephen King novels in the order they were published. I just finished Pet Sematary. This one scared me the most. I currently have a child that is Gage's age and a cat. The only thing missing is the busy road and sematary. I haven't slept a full nights sleep in a week. Awesome novel. I am a officially a Stephen King addict. Now on to Christine.
Posted By: MargotHaas - September 21st, 2009 4:18:02 pm EDT
Amazing. Almost done! I read his books fast and love reading them over and over
Posted By: Sis - September 16th, 2009 4:32:27 pm EDT
This was the first book I had ever read by Stephen King and I was about 13-14, I am now 30. It scared the hell out of me but I kept on reading. After Pet Sematary I got hooked on Stephen King. He is one of my favorite writers. Love reading his work. Though I do like the movie, the book (as in most cases when books get turned into movies) is way, way better.
Posted By: Aidanl - September 15th, 2009 12:58:47 pm EDT
Pet Sematary is excellent. Another classic from the King.
Posted By: Laura - September 3rd, 2009 2:07:27 am EDT
I read this book many years ago in spanish (my language) and I loved it. it was the first time I read something by SK and I get caught by him. I have more than 20 books by him and I always look for more, he is my favorite author.
Posted By: Arran - August 23rd, 2009 11:24:52 am EDT
I have had this book sitting on my shelf for almost 6 months now, and I am going to start reading it tonight and I can't wait after reading these reviews but I was wondering if it might be a bit scary see because I'm only 14???
Posted By: Daywalker - August 15th, 2009 10:02:37 pm EDT
it was out of this world.....
Posted By: Scooby_doo Lover - August 12th, 2009 3:54:20 pm EDT
I had heard that book is good, I am going to read it next. I love the way that Stephen King makes people think about animals. Right now, I am reading Skeleton Crew by Stephen King.
Posted By: Meg - August 9th, 2009 10:11:32 pm EDT
i have to say that this is one of my faveorite books by stephen king and the movie is not near as good as the book i think it would be awesome if stephen king would write a sequel to this
Posted By: Brady12 - August 1st, 2009 6:33:10 pm EDT
I finished this one last thursday and it was friggin awesome!
Posted By: Zerro - July 14th, 2009 11:03:19 am EDT
Pet Sematary is scarriest story/movie ever made...period. end of debate...when i ask anyone what the scarriest scene or chapter was they all unanimously agree the zelda chapter....i first read the book in high school, im now 26 and that part of the book still messes with me
Posted By: Estibaliz - July 12th, 2009 1:56:25 pm EDT
You must feel very frightened inside of you Stephe. I'm really sorry about you
Posted By: Aly M. - July 5th, 2009 8:58:51 pm EDT
I am nearly done reading this book, and I love it! All the details are just simply stunning!
Posted By: MacOlzu93 - June 25th, 2009 7:57:04 am EDT
I just finished reading this book and i though it was unbelievable! That was by far the scariest peace of writing ever put on paper. The book had from the start this very disturbing atmosphere of some kind of knowledge that sooner or later things will go terribly wrong. The slow and painful transformation of Louis from kind and cynical doctor to finally this hollow ruin of a man obsessed with trying to get things back the way they were was described perfectly. The theme of the book, which is death and the way different people try to understand and deal with it, is a theme that at least in someway facinates everyone. The book is the best King has written. This is a book you don't wanna miss. Read it! :D
Posted By: Nick - June 24th, 2009 2:59:27 am EDT
Pet Sematary is by far the most disturbing book I have ever read. Pet Sematary is a horror masterpiece that will haunt you long after you read the last page! It is my favorite book for many reasons: It has characters that you will remember and be haunted by forever, the book is truly scary, and it was written the best author on the planet!!! Pet Sematary is phenomenal!
Posted By: Lizzie - June 8th, 2009 12:35:19 am EDT
This was the first Stephen King book I read and its amazing and i have most of your books and im proud to say that he is my favorite author of all time. Kudos to u Mr. King!!
Posted By: Lizzie - June 8th, 2009 12:33:27 am EDT
This was the first Stephen King book I read and its amazing and i have most of your books and im proud to say that he is my favorite author of all time. Kudos to u Mr. King!!
Posted By: Doe - May 29th, 2009 9:52:59 pm EDT
im 10 and im reading it well im done this book its awsome hell i wasent afraid i just dont get why king puts so much bad langreage
Posted By: Horror Freak - May 25th, 2009 10:41:59 am EDT
Its truly a great piece of writing. The part where Gage kills the old man was so unnerving, but so well done. YES, this is definitly a must read

Posted By: Anonymous - May 24th, 2009 12:36:31 am EDT
i read this book not so long ago. while i read this book i would be so scared i had EVERY light on in my house. I thought it was an AMAZING book. Gage getting killed was something that had me crying, but when he killed Jud and his own mother, Rachel, it had me terrified. Mr.King you did an amazing work. I have never read a book so terrifying as this one. I am only 12 years old and this book is my favorite one ever.

Posted By: Julio - May 20th, 2009 1:32:30 am EDT
Just might be the best horror novel of the 20th century.
Posted By: Angel - May 16th, 2009 2:14:49 pm EDT
I have seen the movie and cried, now I own the the book and see if it would cause the same effect...lets see
Posted By: Mitch - May 12th, 2009 8:53:18 pm EDT
if your looking for a good book read this if your looking for a scary movie watch the movie. if your in a mood for a very disturbing and sad thing to do READ THIS!!
Posted By: Anonymous - May 1st, 2009 8:25:58 am EDT
I found this aritcle of literature to be very offensive to the Gay and Lesbian community. Louis's portrayal as a kind family man only masked his homosexual orientation. This book is a disgrace and a tradgedy.
Posted By: Anonymous - April 21st, 2009 4:39:30 pm EDT
All I can say is, this is one of the most disturbing novels I have ever read, not to mention one of the scariest. Although I have reread most of Mr. King's novels from Carrie through It mutliple times, I found myself unable to reread Pet Sematary. THAT, my friends, is the sign of a great novel--it affected me so deeply emotionally that I can't bare to look back.
Posted By: William, From Spain - April 14th, 2009 10:22:20 am EDT
With 'IT', the best book of King; it was the first book i've read of him. Very, very terryfing and misterious!
Posted By: Jordy - April 7th, 2009 2:12:17 pm EDT
PET SEMATARY was the first Stephen King book I bought, and I loved the suspense. It was great!
Posted By: Ahmed - March 12th, 2009 1:12:42 pm EDT
this is my first stephen king book n i'm really amazed by the way the book is written. i had scary dreams after reading....
Posted By: StephenKingFan - February 25th, 2009 5:09:57 pm EST
Terrific book! It was pretty creepy, but I loved it!
Posted By: Lucy - February 11th, 2009 11:52:57 pm EST
i loved this book after i read thisone i am afatatual reader of his work andi hace almost all of his books
Posted By: Bessie - February 3rd, 2009 2:41:23 pm EST
I read this book for an english project and iI absolutely hated having to retell the story to my cass because it was scary enough the first time! Stephen King questions all time favorite writer.
Posted By: Nahyan - January 14th, 2009 3:33:36 am EST
A true chiller, scarer, terrifyer, whatever you call it. Set aart from other works by King, Pet Sematary is a class in itself. The end is OH MY GOD
Posted By: Nick F - December 27th, 2008 2:09:51 pm EST
downright the scariest book he's ever written.

Posted By: Ray Ray - December 22nd, 2008 11:22:03 pm EST
WOW! The last line was the scariest of the whole novel!
Posted By: Beast - December 20th, 2008 12:36:00 pm EST
A really scary book! I was afraid to look out of my bedroom 'cuz I might see Gage!!!
Posted By: Jk123 - December 19th, 2008 7:47:35 pm EST
the last few chapters made me release my bladder
Posted By: Mithrandir - December 17th, 2008 4:36:01 pm EST
Out of all the book's I've read of King's, this is one is by far the creepiest. The ending of it is what makes the book....God, its just so.....SCARY!
Posted By: KT - December 13th, 2008 11:05:06 pm EST
This book is THE scariest book ive ever read, n this is the second time ive read it, im now gonna try find the film, then i can see it thru someone elses eyes, but i will admit that i had nightmares last nite due to reading the last two chapters, ( im 24) and im sure the film will make me even worse, im sure u will see me here on this site during the nights after ive watched the film, leaving my comments (seeing as i probably wont be able to sleep) but im sure it wont justify the book, the films never do!
Posted By: JK - December 5th, 2008 12:32:03 pm EST
Very very very frightening...I think what makes it one of King's best is how sad the story is in addition to being so truly feel for the Creed family.
Posted By: AmareS - November 28th, 2008 9:35:24 pm EST
Really scary book O_o
Posted By: Anonymous - November 25th, 2008 6:02:43 pm EST
This was my first King adventure. Like others have said when you finish a King book you feel like you have been through something un explainable, and when the time comes that you close the book after finishing it you feel like you are losing new friends that you have made over the last 500 or so pages.
Posted By: El Grogg - November 22nd, 2008 8:30:30 am EST
this is the novel that began my love affair with stephen's work. truly terrifying. the return of baby gage after being buried at the 'sematary' is both chilling and heart wrenching. beautifully written and in my opinion still the most frightening of king's books. a must read for all fans of stephen

Posted By: Kittie!!! - November 13th, 2008 12:05:33 am EST
I loved how shocking the book could be, especially the ending! I also how Louis thought and how it was made apparent that he was losing it. Another favorite detail of mine was Oz The Gweat and Twerrible!!!
Posted By: Blazedale - November 6th, 2008 11:22:32 pm EST
This was the first king book i ever read. I bought it after i seen king on a tv interview thing and read it in the bunk of my dads 18 wheeler on a two day haul. I loved it. I gasped when i finished it and felt weird inside like i had been through something i couldnt explain. It was great but horrible all at the same time. Ive tried to reread it many times but cant get the nerve. I now own over 40 King books and am a lifelong fan. Even if he is a democrat. LOL Just joking Steve. Thanks for what you do
Posted By: KCSunshine - October 22nd, 2008 1:56:40 am EDT
My favorite King novel AND my favorite novel of all time. Without a doubt the great American gothic. History will see it reviewed as a classic of American literature. No lie.
Posted By: Steve - October 1st, 2008 9:47:13 am EDT
what i thought of this book... Well, this is an amazing book, i really loved it. i liked how you showed Louis Creed slowly going insane shortly after his son's untimely death. this is simply a great work of art. this is a classic a must read!!!
Posted By: Person :) - September 19th, 2008 1:29:01 am EDT
I loved this book. It has so many Oh-My-God moments.The main character Louis Creed was developed really well, and some parts I would just crack up at what he would say. :) One thing King does is he gets you close to all of the characters and rips them away. But I can't say anymore because I don't want to be a spoiler. I'm reading "Different Seasons" and it is really good so far. :) P.S. the front cover of the book gives something huge away but I didn't notice it until a little past the middle of the book. XD
Posted By: Josee - September 14th, 2008 4:41:50 pm EDT
It is my book to prefer. I have 37 pounds of Stephen King and this one is the best of them. Really alarming. Cheer! I like much your work, thank you!
Posted By: Ad - September 10th, 2008 7:44:17 pm EDT
i love this book its one of my fave book. i love all your movies the one i have seen any way. going to a new school they have a new media center and have most of your books and i have begon to read them. starting with pet sematary. :)
Posted By: Melissa - September 2nd, 2008 9:28:20 pm EDT
This is one of my favourite books of all time! The character development and story were so strong that I actually felt the loss of some of the characters. It is very rare these days to be able to get so into a story that you can see it all unfolding in your imagination. The only other writers I can think of who had this gift were Dickens, Bronte and Harper Lee. Beautiful - and damn frightening - book. Like most King novels, it grabs you by the throat and won't let go.
Posted By: Courtney - August 24th, 2008 10:36:03 am EDT
The Green Mile was my first taste of King's work, but this was the first Stephen King novel that scared me - I mean, REALLY scared me. I am a cat person - always was, always will be, but I finished this book at two in the morning and when the cat came in... I screamed out loud.
Posted By: Anhy - August 22nd, 2008 12:48:15 am EDT
i love this book... it keeps me awake at night and i love it!!!! i love stephen king really i do :D
Posted By: Aj - August 9th, 2008 5:33:24 pm EDT
i absolutely love this book generally im into murders and stuff but i loved this book LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this book
Posted By: Anndrea - August 9th, 2008 2:51:54 pm EDT
i loved this book and movie ,i would tell any1 to read it ,a really scarey novel, way go stephen all his books are fun to read.i get excited when i open his books ,hes good
Posted By: El Greco - August 7th, 2008 5:06:05 pm EDT
Another great book. the trip to the pet sematary was described in a way i thought i was looking at everything from an angle... The end made my skin crawl...
Posted By: Andrew - August 6th, 2008 11:50:07 pm EDT
All I wanted to say about this book is... IT'S AWESOME!!! This was my first Stephen King book I ever read, and I must say, the best book I've ever read. So many lines that just send a chill up your spine. I love it.
Posted By: Rjt65 - July 24th, 2008 11:39:57 am EDT
First Cujo, now the dang Cat and Indian burial grounds meet! Remember the attached Ramones song Pet Sematary? a great,gr8,gr8 book
Posted By: Doc - July 23rd, 2008 1:24:35 am EDT
This is probably one of S.K.'s most underappreciated novels. Not only is it still the scariest book I've ever read, I think it is a great book. The characters are so real and King has alot to say about death and grieving. It is unbearably moving in some parts as well as terrifying. This one you'll want to read over and over.


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