Pet Sematary: The Stephen King Library
(Doubleday, March 15, 1983)
Can Stephen King scare even himself? Has the author of CARRIE, THE SHINING, CUJO, and CHRISTINE ever conceived a story so horrifying that he was for a time unwilling to finish writing it? Yes. This is it....Set in a small town in Maine to which a young doctor, Louis Creed, and his family have moved from Chicago, PET SEMATARY begins with a visit to the graveyard in the woods where generations of children have buried their beloved pets. But behind the "pet sematary," there is another burial ground, one that lures people to it with seductive promises...and ungodly temptations. As the story unfolds, so does a nightmare of the supernatural, one so relentless you won't want...at moments...to continue reading...but will be unable to stop. You do it because it gets hold of you, says the nice old man with the secret. You make up reasons...they seem like good reasons...but mostly you do it because once you've been up there, it's your place, and you belong to it...up in the PET SEMATARY--and beyond.