Author: Stephen King
Pages: 304 pages
My Rating: 3.5 stars
Outside a peaceful town in central Maine, a monster is waiting. Cujo is a two-hundred-pound Saint Bernard, the best friend Brett Camber has ever had. One day Cujo chases a rabbit into a bolt-hole—a cave inhabited by sick bats. What happens to Cujo, how he becomes a horrifying vortex inexorably drawing in all the people around him makes for one of the most heart-stopping novels Stephen King has written.
I went into this book with high expectations. I was expecting this to be more of a horror book about a rabid dog and while we did get the rabid dog I was a little underwhelmed by it. This review might be slightly spoilery.
The first half of this book was just about all the drama all of the characters had going on in their lives and less about Cujo. We get like 2 growls from Cujo during the first half and that was it.
The last half however was more about Cujo and less about the characters drama although we did still get some of the drama. I was expecting this book to be about Cujo going on a killing spree and while he did kill some people that was only a small part of the book.
I will say that getting Cujo’s perspective kind of threw me off a little to start with. I thought it was a little weird but the more I got the more I loved it and Cujo was the only character I felt for. He was such a good loving dog at first and hearing his thoughts was heartbreaking.