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Cujo: 35th Anniversary

Discussion in 'Cujo' started by Doc Creed, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Cujo was published on September 8th, 1981. This Thursday marks its 35th anniversary. He was a good dog...but he did a bad, bad thing. ;)

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    Misery was my initiation into King's horror novels but Cujo, once again, brought back all of my claustrophobia...not to be revisited until Gerald's Game. Thank you Linda for the Cujo hardcover this week. I will be reading very soon to celebrate!
     
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Such a bleak story. The characters, their lives, the setting. Just hopeless feeling from the get-go. Good writing.
     
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  3. MarkS73

    MarkS73 Well-Known Member

    Was'nt Cujo Stephen King did'nt remember writing? This book hit me much harder now than when i was in my teens. I could really imagine myself in that car with one of my kids..
     
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  4. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  5. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    You are welcome!
     
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  6. 80sFan

    80sFan Just one more chapter...

    Cujo broke my SK cherry.
    Time for a reread, me thinks.
     
  7. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the reminder there Doc. Will have to revisit this book, as I haven't read it since back in the 80s. I was always struck by the passages King wrote from the dog's point of view. Really nice stuff.
     
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  8. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    One of my favorites. I love King's commentary on social status and wealth and infidelity.
     
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  9. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I haven't read this one in years, and don't think I can. It made me sob hysterically as a teenager, years from having my own kids. Now... nope. Don't think I can.

    This is one that has affected me more insidiously that any other of Mr. King's books except maybe The Stand. I remember long passages of Cujo by heart (even after all these years), still say, "Nothing wrong here" all the time, and I'm still terrified of the thing in Tad's closet (I suspect it's the same as Mr. Flip, Father Callahan's closet monster). And I love poor Cujo. He really did try to be a good dog...until he couldn't. :too_sad:
     
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  10. The Walkin' Dude

    The Walkin' Dude Well-Known Member

    Cujo is one of the best, definitely worthy of being one of King's most recognizable. What a tragic tale.
     
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