After a lumbering start, I am in the final stretch of the Pet Sematary read-along, affectionately referred to as #gangstercats on Twitter. Check out Tony (above). He’s really a duck but he thinks he’s a cat. Sent to me by the host of this read-along with instructions to gussy him up. So he’s all decked out in his gangster-like finery. He’s meant to protect. But will he?
BTW, the whole #gangstercats thing is actually from a line in the book. You know, in case you were wondering and thinking we all lost our minds.
Some observations of the book so far (without spoilers):
- This is my 3rd time reading it, but my first time reading as a mom and let me tell you, the kid stuff is a little hard to digest. It’s rough going from here on out.
- The “cat-uck” (half cat/half duck) you see above can’t hold a candle to the cat in the book. The cat in the book is scary, smelly and not the fun-loving furry minx you’d expect from a family pet.
- King has said many times this is his scariest book to date and yes, I can see that being an accurate statement. But at the same time, I don’t have nightmares about this stuff. The evening news scares me more.
- Reading the book has made me want to see the movie again and let’s face it, the movie was horrible.
That’s it for now. I plan to finish it up soon but what does one read after a book like this?