Friday, February 24, 2012
Constant Reading Project: CUJO
Released: September 8, 1981.
Pages: 319. (I'll be reading a 304-page Signet paperback.)
Screen adaptations: 1983, directed by Lewis Teague.
Connections: Primary connections are to The Dead Zone, as this is the next Castle Rock novel. Sheriff Bannerman from The Dead Zone is a primary character.
Cujo is one of those Stephen King books that are part of the cultural zeitgeist. How many St. Bernards are named Cujo now? (Yes, if I had a St. Bernard it would be named Cujo. Cliche, I know, but what are you gonna do?)
What I remember about Cujo might not be accurate. While telling my wife about the book, she corrected me on a number of points. Which I supposed is better than King's situation. He's often said he barely remembers writing the book.
I'm excited to read this, even though I know how it ends. My wife and frequent contributor Savannah might chime in on this later, about how she pretty much knew what was going to happen. Look forward to that.
Now, I know I'm behind in the project. The next six books are ones I thoroughly enjoy, so it should go quick.
If you are keeping score, I've read eight books so far and put away 4,099 pages. That might seem like a lot, but I have 51 books (not counting the two scheduled but as yet unpublished books) to go.