Cujo by Stephen King


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

Release DateJun 6th, 2006
PublisherPlaza y Janés
GenreHorror, Fiction, Thriller

Reviews Cujo

  • Dan Schwent
    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
    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...
  • Lyn
    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. And like the best of Sabbath: It rocks.Yes, it's about a town that gets eaten by a big, rabid dog, but King is able, and w...
  • Mia Nauca
    4.5 estrellas Regreso a hacerle la reseña
  • Dan
    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...
  • Mario
    The monster never dies.4.5Cujo was a book I thought I was going to like, but not be scared of it (I mean, how scary can a rabid dog be, really?), but boy was I wrong with the second statement! This book did scare me. It still does when I think about it. It even reminded me of Pet Sematary which is my favorite King's book, and that says quite a lot. Cujo is a story about a Saint Bernard dog who one day chased a rabbit into a bolt-hole. The problem...
  • Gorgona Grim
    Isuse Hriste na biciklu _________Nedeljama nakon čitanja ove knjige osećaj izmoždenosti i devastiranosti me ne napušta, utisak je i dalje prejak. Iz neobjašnjivih razloga dugo sam želela da pročitam ovu knjigu i ispostavilo se da će mi ona biti među omiljenim Kingovim pričama.Opisi likova i radnje, tačnije apsolutno svega što se dešava čine da sve teče toliko sporo da se u jednom trenutku zapitate zašto i čemu sve to. Sa druge st...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    If you're looking for a creepy read, this is it. "Cujo" was written during a time in which Stephen King was doing drugs, and it was exactly for that reason that I wanted to read it.Cujo is a cute, however big, St. Bernhards dog, who one day gets bitten by a rabid bat. This incidence turns Cujo into monster who longs for food and no one can feel safe around this formerly beloved dog. The scenes with Cujo were nerve-wracking, but what I loved the m...
  • Erin
    Wow! That ending was a real gut punch. Stephen King usually doesn't do that but...... Holy Shit! Cujo was written while Stephen King was in the depths of his alcoholism. Uncle Stevie doesn't even remember writing it and if you think about it he didn't write it his alcoholism did. Like Cujo, alcoholism is rabid dog that will stop at nothing in its mission to kill you. Like Cujo alcoholism is unrelenting and scary. Cujo is written almost stream of ...
  • Christy
    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...
  • Jo
    Well, I can probably now clarify, that I'm a member of the Stephen King fan club. I literally devoured this book in a couple of days. If it wasn't for real life, I could have read it in one sitting. This book is a terrifying mind-fuck. Terrifying in the sense that the events that pan out in this story, in reality, they could all actually happen. There was nothing supernatural about this, it was all very real. Apparently Stephen King wrote this no...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    Having read this book years ago in the 7th grade (and told by my science teacher not to bring it to school anymore because the front cover artwork "gave her the willies"), I'm no stranger to Cujo. I'd also seen the film when I was ten years old. I guess back then I never really appreciated it. I thought it was silly... I still think it's a little silly... and definitely not one of King's better works. The book itself is quite random and vulgar wi...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    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...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    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...
  • Kandice
    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...
  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
    Oh Cujo.I hated every moment of this book--wrestling with picking it up and putting it down over and over again. It took me a whole month to read despite it's slim size. At just over 300 pages, this is one of King's most trimmed down and edited books in terms of the storyline. I was a freshman in high school when I first picked it up. My mom said to me, "Oh, Cujo? I don't think you'll like that one."Meh. I probably shrugged and carried it off to ...
  • Antonio
    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...
  • Paula
    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...
  • Kealan Burke
    Unlike most rabid King fans and purists, I came to Cujo rather late. I was barely into double-digit age when I first snuck my mother’s copy of Pet Sematary into my room and read it under the covers (a book that is largely responsible/to blame for the path my life and career took in later years), and after devouring it over the course of a few nights, I promptly took my library card and, using the excuse that I was getting the books for my mothe...
  • Leo .
    What a scary book. A lovely furry cuddly St. Bernard. Everybody loves the St. Bernard. It is a life saver of a breed. So was Cujo. Until he developed Rabies. The rest is a frightening tale. A good film too starring Dee Wallace.🐯👍
  • Martin Rondina
    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...
  • Bill
    All hail the King.Since giving Empire Falls five huge stars back in March, I have had seven, count 'em, SEVEN DNFs out of the past 10 books I've started since then.This was really starting to worry me. Was it possible that Empire Falls had such a hold on me that it would be impossible for anything else to hold my interest just because it wasn't that novel?In exasperation, it was back to the Stephen King well, dipping back into those early ones I ...
  • Sh3lly
    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...
  • Roula
    ohhhhh....myyyy...goooood...πραγματικος , ατοφιος τρομος και αγωνια στο κατακορυφο !!! #woof
  • AudioBookLover
    I really liked this story but I didn't think it was as good as Pet Semetery. Most Stephen King books have great audiobook readers but the woman who read this one wasn't very appropriate for the book. She is an old woman that sounded like a witch. If this book was about old people or witches she may have fit in but it wasn't about either so it did work. Story ****Audiobook**Overall ***
  • Zack
    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 ...
  • Patricio
    «But in high school the business of irrevocable choices began. Doors slipped shut with a faint locking click that was only heared clearly in the dreams of later years.»People who haven't read Cujo probably only know about the mad murdering dog premise, but Cujo is actually more than that.This is a peculiar King's novel because the horror doesn't come plainly from demons or any other supernatural element nor from the Saint Bernard (only partiall...
  • Cody | codysbookshelf
    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...