King spends a relatively disproportionate amount of time developing the novel's characters and their personal demons rather than focusing on the demon Cujo. In fact the "monster" he only has significant time but not development with only two characters. Similar to Richard Masterson, King is focusing on the real monsters in the world, the problems we inflict on ourselves and others which he clearly shows go hand in hand. Cujo is initially the most loving character in the novel but is inflicted with a disease. The dis ease results from their narrow view of being alive and the cost of being self-centered.
This is the second time I've heard this narrator. She completely captured the story and brought it to life. Bravo!
I found myself bored during lulls that never bothered me as an eleven year old (36 now). Movie is better paced but omits too much of King's vision. Book > Movie. Ties in with The Dead Zone (books only). Childhood favorite, narrator does great job, first female narrator I've encountered and was not disappointed.
Dogs are scary.
Any of SK's Dark Tower readers.
Sk usually picks such amazing narrators, but I could not get into this one.
this was better than what most authors write, but not Kings best, by half. his gunslinger series is excellent.
I always read the reviews for a book before I purchase and I read a lot saying the narrator wasn't very good. Then I found one that said she wasn't actually that bad so I decided to go for it. I honestly don't know what everyone was complaining about. I guess we all have our own preferences. As for the story, I have read a lot of King's novels, and as much as I love him, he has a tendency to add a lot of extra stuff the stories don't really need that slow down the flow. This one happily was not one of those novels with a lot of extra side stories. It flowed well, it was definitely creepy, and I thought the ending was perfect.