Thursday, April 26, 2018
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
I was looking for a scary book and this one was recommended by more than one person. I thought I had read it in high school, but when I looked it up on Amazon, I realized I hadn't. Not sure what I read back then with creepy animals in it.... Anyway, I went into this with (admittedly skeptical) high hopes. I have never been a Stephen King fan (with the exception of Eyes of the Dragon), so I am always a little nervous to read another novel by him. And sadly, I will continue to be so.
The story was good, but my main issue (as always) lies with the flatness of the characters. I just don't find myself caring about them. And when you don't care about the characters of a horror novel, all of the scary seems to dissipate. There were moments of storytelling brilliance throughout this book, but overall, I felt very 'meh'.