PET SEMATARY – Pet Sematary by Stephen King is essentially a tale of soured ground; characters and plot unfold from that vantage. Early on, the author introduces several tension building aspects related to the cemetery: a busy highway, a rambunctious boy, a dead cat, a narrator neighbor (steeped in local history) and an Indian burial ground. The title references a graveyard for puppies and kitties of local boys and girls, reduced to road kill by speeding traffic. Who doesn’t remember a mock pet burial from childhood; where Fluffy was buried in a shoe box in the backyard? Pet Sematary is King at his best; a fast paced page turner with mystery, suspense and macabre.