my A to your Q @summer
1. The sense that something really bad is really going to happen with Cujo that will drastically transformed a gentle giant friendly family dog into a rabid killing unrecognizable creature. And then when Cujo can no longer withstand the deterioration of his mind he gave in to his rabid instinct to kill and his victims were just there because of certain events that transpire to lead them within his sight. I haven't read any other of SK's book to compare this one with. But like i've mentioned before that i have seen quite a number of movie based on his books like Carrie, Christine, IT (na trauma yata ako nito years ago!), Dreamcatcher, Sleepwalkers(i love the haunting theme score of this one), Pet Sematary, Fire Starter, Children of the Corn, Stand by Me, Misery, Needful Things, Thinner, The Green Mile, Apt Pupil, Trucks and Sometimes They Come Back O_o
2. I was upset about little Tad, he wasn't a direct victim of Cujo but he was the most vulnerable in that trapped situation and he had to suffer quite a long period of time under extreme conditions that he didn't survive when eventually his body failed him and that was really truly tragic.
On the other hand I wasn't sad to see Joe Cambers go the way he did, his own dog turned on him. Besides he treated Cujo better than he treated his own family what a DB! I would have wanted to see Cujo turned on Steve Kemp!!! that @ssh*le!
3. Two families were portrayed in this story with completely different lives yet the wives were unsatisfied and mostly scared of being stuck. They have made certain decisions that either saved them or put them at the wrong place and at the wrong time.Who ever they have lost in that rabid attack either gave Charity hope for her son and Donna to be closer and stay stronger with her husband. I don't want to dwell too much on this anymore
4. "He can't...he can't eat his way in, can he?" ~ Tad Trenton...this was just so sad more sadder than what i felt for Cujo. i can just imagine little Tad pleading his mother to assure him that the monster he feared will not get to him with the Monster Words he put in his pocket believing in his father's words of litany will protect him from Cujo. But the monster did get to him albeit in a very different way but it still got him in the end and I truly feel for Donna when she went absolutely ballistic upon learning that she was too late to save her beloved son. For me it was not right and not fair for little Tad to be in that situation but obviously SK have a special plan for Tad...seriously that was never a good way to die and at such a young age!!!
5. I do not like the subject matter of this particular book because i always have a soft spot of dog characters in the books but when the author killed them off or worse subject them to an agonizing painful death it just depresses me so. To portray them in such a cruel way for me is inhuman, though i know what happened to Cujo does happen to dogs in real life but i have never seen an actual rabid dog and i never wish to see one ever! Dogs to me are companions that can uplift you in good and bad days. I grew up with two family dogs both died of old age but when my late mother got sick we decided not to get another new dog. But i have many great experiences with Snoopy and Choco i personally treated them like an extension of my family and until now i still think of them from time to time. As their human pack leader it is our responsibility to take care of them and their well being. I remember bringing our family dog to the vet to get his shots and they ain't cheap but i wanted to make sure our dog gets protected or else he becomes a liability.