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Illustrated by Edward Kinsella
Dare you walk the path that leads to the Pet Sematary? Stephen King’s most terrifying book is celebrated in this spectacular 40th anniversary edition. Illustrated by award-winning series artist Edward Kinsella.
‘Other books were scary; Pet Sematary was true horror.’
Which of Stephen King’s books is the scariest? It is a question that has been fiercely debated for years, but few could disagree that Pet Sematary is one of the strongest contenders. King himself hid the book away when it was finished, finding it ‘so startling, and so gruesome’ that he was half afraid of it himself. Like Churchill the cat however, Pet Sematary was to get a second chance at life when King’s wife Tabitha convinced him it was too good not to find its way into the hands of readers.
Uniquely terrifying and terrifically entertaining, Pet Sematary disinters the darkest of taboos. What if you could bring someone back from the dead? And what if it cost their soul – or yours? For the 40th anniversary of a horror masterpiece, artist Edward Kinsella has provided 11 illustrations filled with dread and an eerie endpaper design featuring a spiral of epitaphs taken from the Pet Sematary itself. The binding design is blocked with an image of Church the cat looming out of the dark, and in an appropriate final touch, chapter headings are set in ‘Kingthings Trypewriter’, the same font that made an appearance in Folio’s bestselling edition of The Shining.
Winner of the Gold Cube Award from The Art Directors Club of New York. Also winner of the Gold Award from the 3x3 International Illustration Awards 2023.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Miller with Kingthings Trypewriter
Black & white illustrated title page and 10 colour illustrations
10˝ x 6¾˝
‘The novel that I would have killed to adapt… [is] Pet Sematary.’
- Guillermo del Toro
When Louis Creed moves his young family to their new house, it seems like an idyllic place for Ellie and Gage to grow up. Jud, their elderly neighbour, is kindly and wise, and there’s plenty of countryside for Churchill the cat to explore. It’s perfect, save for the busy main road that runs in front of the house…When the inevitable happens and Church meets his end, Jud shares a secret with Louis: beyond the Pet Sematary where children bury their animals there is a stranger, darker burial ground, one that holds power over life and death. Louis believes it is an act of kindness to bring back the beloved family pet, but it ends up being the first step on a path that leads to an unimaginable horror.
Like all of King’s novels, Pet Sematary is relentlessly addictive, packed with complex characters and agonising dilemmas. Louis Creed is an ordinary father who, consumed with unimaginable grief, makes a terrible choice. And it is a choice that any of us might make. Edward Kinsella continues his outstanding work on the Folio Stephen King collection, providing illustrations that offer an enthralling glimpse of the human and inhuman horrors at the heart of the book. Complete with a striking binding design and an unsettling set of endpapers, this special anniversary edition of one of the scariest books ever written takes King’s nightmare to new heights.
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