"He builds up the suspense, holds back the dynamite until you're screaming for it, and then lets you have it."
-- Minneapolis Tribune
"It grabs you and holds you and won't let go...excruciating suspense...a genuine page-turner."
-- Chattanooga Times
Viking Press 1981. Stephen King. "Cujo". First Edition, First Printing
with original dust-jacket. The #1 bestseller-for King's rabid fans - A
unique book for the serious Stephen King collector. "First published in
1981..." as required on the copyright page with no mention of later
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near Fine with some light edge-wear along the top and bottom edge of the dust-jacket. Some minor marks to the page edges. Excellent original condition. Clean & straight
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is so well-paced and scary that people tend to read it quickly, so they
mostly remember the scene of the mother and son trapped in the hot
Pinto and threatened by the rabid Cujo, forgetting the multifaceted
story in which that scene is embedded. This is definitely a novel that
rewards re-reading. When you read it again, you can pay more attention
to the theme of country folk vs. city folk; the parallel marriage
conflicts of the Cambers vs. the Trentons; the poignancy of the amiable
St. Bernard (yes, the breed choice is just right) infected by a
brain-destroying virus that makes it into a monster; and the way the
"daylight burial" of the failed ad campaign is reflected in the sunlit
Pinto that becomes a coffin. And how significant it is that this horror
tale is not supernatural: it's as real as junk food, a failing marriage,
a broken-down car, or a fatal virus.
Cujo is a horror novel by
Stephen King, published by Viking in 1981. The book tells the story of
the middle-class Trenton family and rural Camber clan in Castle Rock,
Maine. Mundane marital and financial difficulties plague disgraced
advertising man Vic Trenton and his adulterous wife Donna. Their
domestic problems are dwarfed by mortal danger when Donna and her
four-year-old son Tad are terrorized by a rabid St. Bernard named Cujo.
The novel was adapted into a 1983 film of the same name.
is a semi-sequel to King's earlier work The Dead Zone. "Cujo" makes
several specific references to the events and characters of "The Dead
Zone," even so much as to lead the audience to believe that Frank Dodd
(committed suicide in The Dead Zone) is possessing Cujo. King made later
reference to the dog in his 1983 novel The Body, fromDifferent Seasons.
A reference to Cujo is made in the short story Mrs. Todd's Shortcut, where it mentions Joe Camber getting killed by his own dog.
name for the dog originated with King's research for a novel regarding
the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) and the kidnapping of Patty Hearst.
One of the members of the SLA, and Hearst's lover during her ordeal,
was Willie Wolfe who took the name Cujo as his nom de guerre.