Pet Sematary by Stephen King is a book about an ordinary family moving from Maine to Ludlow because the family father, Louis Creed, got a new job as a doctor at the University in Ludlow. Louis and his wife Rachel, have two kids and they also have a cat called Church. Elly has just started school, and Gage is two years old. Across the big road in front of their new house, Jud and Norma Crandall lives, and almost instantly Louis and his family become very good friends with Jud and Norma who are an old couple in their early eighties. Every now and then Louis goes over to Juds in the evenings and theyre drinking beer and talking. Louis and Jud become very close friends and Louis thinks of Jud as a very wise old man. Jud tells Louis and Rachel to have the kids stay out of the dangerous road outside their garden. On one of the first days after their arrival in Ludlow this beautiful summer, Jud takes Louis and his family to show them the pet cemetery situated in the forest behind their house.
After walking quite a bit on this hot summer day they finally arrive at the pet cemetery. Ever since early this century, children have buried their beloved pets in this pet cemetery and a sign saying PET SEMATARY has also been put up at the entry of the burial ground. On Louis first day at work a student named Victor Pascow got hit by a car while jogging. His head is smashed real bad and he is struggling between life and death on the floor of the infirmary. When Louis sits alone by the unconscious boy lying on the floor, he knows that the boy isnt going to make it. Suddenly Victor Pascow opens his eyes and tells Louis that he should not go beyond the pet cemetery.
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Since Louis had never seen or spoken to this Victor Pascow before, and he is very puzzled about Victors statement. A second later Victor is dead. When thanksgiving holiday arrived Rachel and the kids were going to Maine to visit Rachels parents. Louis stayed home because he and Rachels father had hated each other from the first day they met. Rachels father had tried to bribe Louis to stay away from Rachel as he didnt think Louis was the appropriate man for Rachel. When Rachel, Elly and Gage were in Maine, Church got run over by a big truck on the road outside their house. It was Jud who discovered the dead cat lying on his lawn. The sky had just begun to darken as Jud told Louis that they were going to bury the cat in the pet cemetery.
Louis put Church in a plastic bag, Jud took a shovel and they began the long walk towards the pet cemetery. When they arrived at the pet cemetery, Jud took Louis over a deadfall and deeper into the dark forest. After a long walk on the muddy path, they finally arrived at what Jud called the micmac burial ground. Louis, though a little bit confused, followed Juds directions and dug a hole in the ground and buried Church. The following day when Louis was in his garage, he suddenly saw a dirty cat looking like Church coming into his garage. He soon realised that it was Church.
His fur was full of dirt from the graveyard where Louis had buried him the night before. At first he told himself that Church hadnt been dead when he buried him, but he was a doctor and he knew Church was dead when he put him in the bag the night before. Later on that evening Jud told Louis the story about the Micmac burial ground and how people in Ludlow had buried their pets there and had them revived ever since Jud was a little kid or even earlier. Jud told Louis how he had been shown the burial ground when his dog died when Jud was a little kid. People didnt talk about it but almost everybody knew about it. And everyone who had buried a pet there felt an urge to carry the tradition on.
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Now it was Juds time to tell someone, and it happened to be Louis. Jud said that every pet buried in the Micmac burial ground came back with some change in their character. Church had become lazy and walked like he was drunk. Jud said he only knew about one animal who had turned really mean. When Rachel and the kids came home from their visit at Rachels parents, they didnt notice anything strange about Church beside the awful smelling cloud that followed him where ever he went. The spring came and Gage was playing in the Garden, under the supervision of Rachel and Louis.
Gage ran towards the big road just as Louis heard a roar from a big truck heading his way. Louis got up and shouted for Gage to stop but he didnt listen. As the big truck got closer Louis ran with everything he got and threw himself after Gage just as he was about to enter the road with the big truck approaching at full speed. Louis fingertips touched Gages jacket but Gage continued into the road and got hit by the truck. Louis got up from the ground and ran after Gage. His body had been thrown away and was mutilated.
Gage was dead. A couple of days later Gage was to be buried. Louis couldnt accept Gages death and was thinking about burying him in the micmac burial ground. He asked Jud if a person ever had been buried there. Jud told him to not even think about it, but when Jud realised that Louis really was considering this, he told him about a boy who had died in the war over in Europe, and after his body was shipped home, his father buried him in the micmac burial ground and when he came back he was really changed. He was mean and had supernatural capabilities.
He knew about everyones deepest secrets. And finally the father killed himself and his son. Although Jud told Louis this story, Louis thought that nothing of that sort would happen to Gage, he would come back, maybe a little bit changed, but he would still be the same Gage. Louis talked Rachel into going back to Maine with her parents, and to take Elly with her. Louis waved them goodbye at the airport, and later that night Louis went to the cemetery where Gage was buried, and dug up Gages grave, took Gage out of the coffin and then filled the empty grave. He had to climb over the fence of the cemetery because the front gate was locked at night.
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As he was doing this Rachel was very worried about Louis, and so was Elly. Elly had had some really bad nightmares on the flight to Maine. When Rachel asked Elly what she had been dreaming about, she told her that she had been dreaming about a Victor Pascow. Rachel couldnt figure out where Elly had got to know about Victor Pascow, the student how died in the infirmary on the first day of Louis work that fall. Rachel called Jud and asked him if he knew what Louis was up to. Jud understood that Louis was intending to bury Gage in the micmac burial ground. Rachel decided that she would rent a car and drive back home.
Jud told her on the phone that she had to come to his place first, before she went home to Louis. Jud sat at the table by the kitchen-window and waited for Louis to come home. In the middle of the night, just before Louis was coming home with Gages body in a bag, Jud fell asleep in his chair. Louis parked his car and went directly up to the micmac burial ground and buried Gage. It was almost sun rise when Louis was finished and back in his house. Before he went to bed he took his medical bag and placed it by the bed.
In case Gage came back mean, Louis would take his morphine syringes and stick them into Gage and kill him a second time. Nobody had to know about what Louis had been doing all that night. As Louis and Jud were asleep, Rachel was fighting against going to sleep when she was driving. And Gage had woken from his grave. He went up to Louis and Rachels bedroom where Louis was sleeping with his medical bag beside him on the bedside table. Gage opened it and took out the scalpel.
He went over to Juds house, walked up the porch leaving muddy tracks after him, opened the door and went in. Although Jud tried to defend himself, Gage killed him brutally with the scalpel. When Rachel finally arrived at Ludlow she pulled into Juds driveway and parked her rented car. As she went into the house she saw muddy tracks on the floor. She heard some noise on the second floor, and went up. There was Gage looking so innocent.
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She ran up to him, took him in his arms and hugged him. Gage said with one hand behind his back : Mummy, I brought you something. When Louis woke up he could hardly remember what he had been doing the previous night. But he knew Gage was coming home soon. He looked in his medical bag and saw that all the things had been shuffled around. He always had everything sorted in a nice way.
He noticed that the scalpel was missing, and he knew that Gage was back. He also knew what he had to do. He took his morphine syringes and went outside. There he saw a rented car parked in Juds driveway, and when he looked through the window of the car he saw Rachels purse. When Louis came inside Juds house he saw blood everywhere. Jud and Rachel had been brutally killed by Gage using Louis scalpel.
Gage came at Louis and after a long struggle Louis managed to stick one of the syringes into Gage and kill him. Louis wrapped Rachels mutilated body in sheets and took her with him after he sat Juds house on fire. That night Louis took Rachels body up to the micmac burial ground. The next day when Louis was sitting in the kitchen playing solitaire he heard somebody coming in through the back door. As he sat at the table playing cards he felt a cold hand on his shoulder and Rachels voice saying : Hi honey.