“Basically there's a playful, adorable saint bernard who go's rabid and kills the owner, owner's friend, and the child of a friend but eventually gets killed by the mother of the dead child.”elizabeth L wrote this review Wednesday, December 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great read!”Connie L. Kruse wrote this review Tuesday, September 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“violent but good”michael wrote this review Monday, September 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read this a long time ago--when I was a teenager. I read it because my mother had read it when she was pregnant with me and it terrified her only because she was hormonal and being hyper-maternal.”Sarah Schantz wrote this review Wednesday, August 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Creepy puppy”Ron Swanson wrote this review Tuesday, August 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cujo was very good, a very unexpected near ending, and the ending was just horrible. You felt all this hate towards Cujo for half of the book, and then at the very end you feel ashamed of yourself for hating him. Dang you Mr. King. And once again, the book is not bloody scary. I don't really get how he's the Master of Horror or whatever; non of his books are really that scary. (I can totally say that since I've read only two XD) But seriously, the really creepy and scary element about his writing, is the fact that he makes it seem so gosh dang real. You will swear that this has actually happened to someone, but except for that, it's not really that scary at all. ”Jinx Lirin *~*~*~* wrote this review Saturday, July 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cujo was ok. It definitely wasn't as good as Stephen King's other books, but it was still worth the read, I guess. I'm not sure I liked how he related Cujo to Frank Dodd because I didn't see the whole point of that. I mean, it was just a dog with rabies. If it were possessed or something, that would be one thing. But it wasn't. Also, I wish he would have mentioned something about Tad's closet at the end of the story so that we would know whether the Monsters died with Cujo or whether they were still there.”Caiti wrote this review Friday, July 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Bad Dog! Worse owner.”Carol wrote this review Friday, June 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I could have spent the last two evenings watching Dancing With the Stars. But I didn't.....I read CUJO.
This is the perfect horror book, and one of Stephen King's best (IMO). I like horror when it is believable......and this sure was. Also, you feel empathy for the dog - he was a great pet who loved his family. It's too bad they didn't get him a rabies shot.
Also, the victims of Cujo and the way the suffering was written scared me to the bone. There was some blood and guts, but the psychological torment is the most chilling. Such a train of fate and a path of if onlys..........and, as another reviewer wrote before me, this book does not have a happy ending. I thought and hoped, but no.
King tries to put a little supernatural twist in this book with trying to link a serial killer to a presence in the closet to Cujo but to me.....it was just the bat bite. You can decide for yourself and let me know what you think!
“Stephen King's characters are so good that you can't help but hate him for the situations he puts them in. At the same time, you have to love how he probes and reveals things people might not want to think about based on those situations. His stories feel like character studies. Realistic people responding in realistic ways to generally unrealistic things.
This is an exciting and frightening book. It doesn't have a very happy ending.”