Cujo by Stephen King

Cujo

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.


Details Cujo

TitleCujo
ISBN9780307348241
Author
Release DateJun 6th, 2006
PublisherPlaza y Janés
LanguageSpanish
Number of pages432 pages
GenreHorror, Fiction, Thriller
Rating

Reviews Cujo

  • Dan Schwent
    2016-11-23
    When a two hundred pound St. Bernard goes rabid, no one is safe! Who will fall to Cujo before the disease he carries finishes him off?I'm just going to come out and say it. Most of this book feels like filler to me. I think King took what was potentially an award winning tale of terror and jammed as much padding into it as he could until it was one of his shorter novels. Basically, it's a fantastic short story wrapped in a soap opera I couldn't g...
  • Edward Lorn
    2014-05-20
    Cujo is a hard book to read. It's a short book, but there are certain scenes that just gut me. And all those sections occur in the last 25 pages of the book. The first half of this book goes by rather quickly. Then Donna and Tad get stuck out at Camber's place and I simply do not want to continue reading. The first time I read this book was after having watched the movie. Cool enough flick. Slasher film with a dog instead of a masked killer. Surv...
  • Dan
    2007-08-20
    I'm guessing that many of you own or have owned a dog at some point in your life. And, i'm also guessing that you'd consider said dog to be loyal to you and part of your family. So, I ask you, can you possibly imagine what you'd do if your dog went rabid?Pooch would lose his appetite. Start to become easily confused. Tired. His brain would melt and with that he'd forget about you. Forget the loyalty and love he held for you.He'd feel intense pain...
  • Christy
    2016-10-24
    4.5* New movie version currently in production!This book was so well written, the characters completely fleshed out, that it's very hard to believe King wrote this book so drunk that he doesn't even remember writing it! Wow! And to then win the British Fantasy Award...and (two!) movies. All I ever seemed to do when I was drunk was trash the house....and worse--hurt those who loved me closest (which is why, like King, I gave the stuff up over a ye...
  • Lyn
    2011-07-31
    Writing a review about Cujo is a little like reminiscing about being a teenager and listening to Black Sabbath. Trying to describe it, and to put the experience in words, reveals the cartoonish elements in stark relief. But while being read, the novel is rich with storytelling and more complex than would seem on it's surface. Yes, it's about a town that gets eaten by a big, rabid dog, but King is able, and with some credibility, to tell a tale of...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    2011-09-20
    Even though I don't think it will spoil your reading experience, I have to warn you that there are mild spoilers ahead.I wrote in my review of The Shining that it was the scariest book that I ever read. Well, that may be, but there the horror ended when I closed the book.With Cujo, it started then...--------------------------------------------------------Every child is afraid of the monster that creeps upon him when the lights are out in the bedr...
  • Antonio
    2015-11-30
    Te dije que se irían, Tad, le susurró. Siempre lo hacen al final. Y entonces yo puedo volver. Me gusta volver. Tú me gustas, Tad. Ahora volveré todas las noches, creo, y todas las noches me acercaré un poco más a tu cama... y un poco más... hasta que una noche, antes de que puedas llamarles a gritos, oirás algo rugiendo, algo rugiendo justo a tu lado, Tad, y seré yo y me abalanzaré sobre ti y entonces te comeré y estarás en mí. Algui...
  • Kandice
    2008-08-05
    This book is terrifying. More so because the important events in the story could all actually happen. They are real possibilities. This story would not work in today’s age of cell phones and constant communication, but for anyone with a memory of the way things used to be, it reads as all too possible. On a personal note, I have always kept a small box of water bottles and snacks in my car since learning to drive because of THIS book.Any true K...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2009-11-10
    Gag.I thought about just leaving that one word as my review. Or maybe adding "'nuff said" as they used to say in Marvel Comics when I was "younger". I thought maybe though you'd like more.I hate it. This is one of those books I can't say enough about...enough bad that is. You like being depressed? You like looking for the worst? Your real life doesn't have enough CRAP happening in it so you want to add more??? Well, then you've found it. If you a...
  • Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨
    2013-11-26
    I guess I'll stick with my original 3-star rating. This almost feels like it should have been a novella. There isn't quite enough meat here for a full-length novel. By the end, I just wanted it over and stopped caring about the switches back and forth between town members who weren't even in town during Cujo's rabid attacks (but are partially indirectly responsible).However, Stephen King is really good about keeping you interested in various type...
  • Raha
    2017-01-08
    از اون دسته کتاب هایی بود که موقع خوندنش کلی آدرنالین ترشح می کنید. در کل کتاب خوبی بود....حاشیه زیاد داشت ولی انقدری نبود که حوصله تون رو سر ببره بلکه بیشتر مشتاقتون می کرد که ببینید قراره بعدش چه اتفاقی بیوفته. توصیه میکنم که اگر مثل من یه مقدار ترسو ...
  • Stepheny
    2011-12-01
    Stephen King never lets me down. Everything he writes just works for me. Cujo was no different. This book scared the bejesus out of me, mostly due to the chances of it happening. Granted, in today’s world with smart phones and nosy neighbors and everyone living on top of one another, it is less likely for it to happen… but it could happen…Every single character in this book is a victim. Every. One. How does that happen? How is no one the he...
  • Ruth Turner
    2015-01-10
    Audiobook – Narrated by Lorna Raver – Average narration.This is my first experience with Lorna Raver and I didn’t particularly like it.I don’t often enjoy female narrators, and Raver was no exception. I found her pacing to be slightly off and her character voices grating. I didn’t finish it.***Ebook:The formatting in the ebook I have is horrendous. Incorrect words, missing letters, an absolute nightmare! This is only the second time I...
  • Zack
    2007-09-14
    Damn this is not what everyone said it would be! I appreciate good suspense, but trust me, after 50 pages in that frickin' car, you get pretty bored.It started out awesomely, with Cujo getting bit and going slowly rabid. He kills a few, and then I said, "Yes! Here comes the good part!" but that was the end of the good part. It became such a boring book, it was hard to get through.The sideplots were lacking, especially the cereal crap. I was sick ...
  • Jessica Phillip
    2007-09-20
    Cujo slept.He lay on the verge of grass by the porch, his mangled snout on his forepaws. His dreams were confused, lunatic things. It was dark, and the sky was dark with wheeling red-eyed bats. He leaped at them again and again, and each time he leaped he brought one down, teeth clamped on a leathery, twitching wing. But the bats kept biting his tender face with their sharp little rat-teeth. That was where the pain came from. That was where all t...
  • Paula
    2016-06-07
    Cujo gets bitten by a rabid bat and the big friendly lovable Saint Bernard turns into a murderous beast. I really enjoyed this one a lot. I loved that Cujo's point of view was included. I couldn't help but feel for Cujo with all that happened to him due to circumstances beyond his control. I liked the small town setting of Castle Rock, Maine. The story was very atmospheric with an underlying tone of dread and apprehension throughout. Exciting, en...
  • Kevin Cambronero
    2015-12-29
    Otra gran obra de King.
  • Cody
    2016-08-27
    Of Stephen King's novels, this is probably the most difficult one for me to read. It's well-written, don't get me wrong -- the prose here is absolutely gorgeous, among King's most direct and poetic -- but it is so bleak. There is nary a light in the tunnel. Instead, this novel is King's way of shrugging his shoulders and saying "stuff happens." Like Roadwork before it, Cujo's gritty realism can yield fascinating results, but the journey is absolu...
  • Sarah Janina
    2017-02-18
    Wie haben mich die letzten 100 Seiten dieses Buches fertig gemacht! In den Bann gezogen. Ich hatte einen Adrenalinschub nach dem anderen. Wahnsinn. Diese Geschichte geht unter die Haut. Stephen King hat dichte Charaktere erschaffen, dichte Atmosphäre und hat es geschafft, mich zu schockieren und mich mit Menschen mitfiebern und mitfühlen zu lassen. Es war ein wahres Erlebnis, dieses Buch zu lesen und für Fans dieses Genres oder auch von Stephe...
  • Martin Rondina
    2016-06-14
    Cujo...Cujo... mi tan subestimado Cujo!Cuando empecé a leer esta novela, leí mas criticas negativas que positivas. Hacía rato que quería comenzar a leerlo, pero no me animaba por los comentarios de los lectores (grave error). ¿Qué decir de esta novela? bajo mi punto de vista, solo una palabra la define: "EXCELENTE". Un libro que va más allá de una trama lineal, nuevamente nos encontramos en el maravilloso Castle Rock, Maine, creado por St...
  • Latasha
    2016-08-12
    this is about so much more than a rabid dog. I really liked it. I like that frank dodd from the dead zone is now the town boogeyman!
  • Michael
    2008-07-22
    In many ways, Cujo is the animal equivalent of The Shining. In The Shining, it's Jack Torrance going mad and inflicting reign of terror upon victims in an isolated location. In Cujo, it's a 200 pound St. Bernard, bitten by a bat and gone slowly mad due to rabies infection who becomes a killing machine and inflicts a reign of terror upon victims in an isolated location.And while most of Stephen King fans will agree that The Shining is the better n...
  • Bonnie
    2013-01-27
    ‘It would perhaps not be amiss to point out that he had always tried to be a good dog. He had tried to do all the things his MAN and his WOMAN, and most of all his BOY, had asked or expected of him. He would have died for them, if that had been required. He had never wanted to kill anybody. He had been struck by something, possibly destiny, or fate, or only a degenerative nerve disease called rabies. Free will was not a factor.’ Cujo is a see...
  • Jon
    2011-10-15
    Visceral, raw. In this 1981 novel, King reaches for the reader's jugular and never lets go. You have a cheating wife, a workaholic husband, a fearsome child who believes a monster lies waiting in his closet, a raging mad sex-fiend who vows to tear a family apart, an abusive and alcoholic husband, an emotionally and physically tortured wife, a confused little boy...and then you have Cujo, a friendly, gently, hulking St. Bernard who's been the vict...
  • Stephen
    2008-08-17
    2.0 stars. I have three general categories of Stephen King books. One is the truly exceptional (e.g., the Dark Tower series, the Stand and Night Shift). A second group is a large category that includes the solid to excellent books that were definitely worth reading (e.g., Firestarter, the Dead Zone, It and the Shining). The final group includes those books ranging from the not so good and sub-par to the "C'mon, Steve what were you thinking when y...
  • R.a.
    2015-03-28
    4.25 stars.Note of Caution: If dogs endear you, you will find such pain and sadness with this novel. Fair warning.The Richard Bachman novel writing appears to have affected, consciously or unconsciously, the Stephen King novel writing as King writes less “horror” story here and more social commentary. And, as Firestarter explored father-daughter relationships, Cujo marks a return, (The Dead Zone) to explore mother-son relationships.Shedding l...
  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    2009-12-17
    I have always been fascinated by the concept of the disease Rabies. Ever since I saw the film Cujo as a kid I have wanted to learn more about it. The subject is not touched on as much as it should be; King captured it brilliantly with this horrid situation that really could have happened. He also chose a vicious vehicle for the disease...after all, it's better to have a huge, powerful St. Bernard than a small alley cat coming after you. The facts...
  • Heena Rathore P.
    2014-07-05
    Being a Stephen King's fan, I knew even before starting the book that I'm in for another horrific journey. And believe me when I say I wasn't disappointed! King is one of the best authors I've ever read and this book is yet another masterpiece. The characters were very well built and so was each and everyone's background story. I loved Tad, Vic and Brett and of-course Cujo (just as an individual character and not personally.) The story establishe...
  • Stefan Yates
    2012-02-01
    I enjoyed Cujo more upon re-reading it than I remembered. I think that the first time that I read it, I was too young at the time to really have a solid understanding of just how screwed up the Trenton's life is becoming before their dealings with a rabid dog.Cujo is maybe not the most action-packed King novel, I think only four people die in the entire novel. Most of the horror is derived in the tension and frustration involved in the situations...
  • Francisco Acevedo
    2017-03-20
    Elegí como calificación 4, pero la puntuacion final seria de 4,5 estrellas. Y esto se debe más que nada; a que en un principio pense en dejar el libro sin terminar, ya que las primeras paginas me aburriendo demasiado y las expectativas que tenía de este libro eran demasiadas, pero según, como fui avanzando las paginas, la historia se volvió más interesante hasta el punto de lograrme atrapar del todo y no querer soltar el libro. Al final es...