Louis Creed and his family move into a quiet new village, away from the dangers of the big city. In this village is a cemetary in which children for generations had buried their deceased pets.
Following the death of the Creed family cat, Jud Crandall, Louis' new neighbour takes Louis upto the pet cemetary (throughout the book spelt "Sematary") to bury the cat. He is about to inform his family about the death of the cat, when the cat returns home from the dead. The cat is now changed, lifeless and hostile. Louis is anxious and confused as to why the cat has returned from the grave. Untill Jud once again sheds light upon the thurth behind the Pet Sematary.
Loius learns from Jud that the pets which are buried in the Sematary are reanimated and return home. Usually they return in a fairly normal state -if not a little subdued- however in some cases those buried have turned 'bad'. Louis is curious as to whether anybody has ever buried humans up there. Jud does not comment but Louis knows that it is true that people have done so.
In an almost perfect coincidence, Louis' son Gage is killed by a truck in the road. Blinded by depression and his love for his son, Louis would do anything to have his son back. Against the advice of Jud, Louis sets out to dig up his son's grave in the village cemetary and bury him again in the Pet Sematary so he can see his son again, regardless of the risks for himself and his family.
The review of this Book prepared by Tom Fletcher
The book deals with Human feelings. It revolves around
loss and sorrow, and how we can deal with it. It's one
of the best horror books I've ever read, and it make us
think of things that seem common to all of us.
The review of this Book prepared by Marco Aurelio
larry Martin on 8/26/2015 3:58:53 PM says: what did King mean on the first page "all the landmarks are right ... like the astrological sings the night before Caesar was assassinated. I would appreciate the answer. Thank you.