I loved Lassie so much as a child, I wanted to name every dog we owned by her. She’s brave, loyal and trustworthy; fearing nothing to return to her human family and her boy, she risks her life repeatedly to rejoin them as she treks Scotland and braves the elements to find them. Every dog-loving child should host this book on their nightstand, and spend time with Lassie.
A delightful story of a girl and her experience with the animals and creatures on the farm. A heart-warming tale and one that brings make-believe to life; a story every child should read. Vivid characters, every one loveable, Charlotte’s Web is a classic that will forever remain dear to me; I was given this book many years ago, and now in all of its worn and tattered pages, the story of a child and her friendships with the farm animals remains as it always has, fascinating.
Entering the mind of a massive dog as he turns from normally healthy to rabid, we experience the illness right along with him; Cujo goes crazy, demented, and viciously mad. King must have spent hours upon eons envisioning, contemplating, and analyzing the process this illness instills to the brain, and to what end its effects would have from the dog’s perspective. It’s not just the horror for the dog, it’s the horror of those trapped by him, that makes this book a masterpiece. Twice attempted, film-makers have yet to master Cujo in all of his true essence.
One can learn a great deal about the North American Indigenous through this book. The history, cultures, and the epic tale of Pocahontas is well-written, enthrawling, and offers much in the way of lessons of nature, if one can only just see. A superb read!
One of the scariest movies I was allowed to watch as a kid, The Shining still makes the hairs on my arms stand up when I’m in big places empty of human occupancy. Not King’s best, but certainly one that’s unforgetable and timeless. Spooky is, as spooky King does write, and right!, on that is.