|Plot Summary of Pet Sematary|
|"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."
Marco Aurelio, Resident Scholar
|"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."
Tom Fletcher, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Pet Sematary|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 25%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 15%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the ghost chased me!
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
Has special powers?
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
- run over
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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