I'll always say that Pet Sematary is King's grimmest tale, there is no light, reading it is utterly fascinating every time, charred and rotting are the primal translations that accompany me in each revisit, it's very desolate but there is meaning, the meaning is dead is better lol. I fathom why some say it goes too far but there is a beautiful glinting forged in all that he makes occur, it is simply what happens in the story, King tells it effectively. No matter how disturbing and unfortunate the fate that befalls the family is, it is a piece of art which I treasure and have in my top 5 of his, it is like a slide going all the way down into a dirty cup full of ugly.