Reading: The Sun Dog

The Sun Dog

The Sun Dog by Stephen King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


A golden oldie – for me at least. I first read this as a teenager, and a friend from school who went to the US for a year as an exchange student, and she came home with all these awesome Stephen King books that you couldn’t get in Denmark. I of course read my way through all her treasures from abroad, but the only one that stuck out to me, and that I still recall was the Sun Dog. I was super happy that they decided to split up the collection 4 past midnight, so I could just buy this one novella as a stand alone.
It didn’t lose anything over time for me, it was still as scary as I recall it, but maybe that is because i am from a time where we actually USED Polaroid cameras, and I remember the wait for it to develop while you held it, I remember the weight, smell and the sound of those cameras too. This I think might be lost on a younger audience who never used a camera like that, so in that aspect it didn’t age super well but that is to be expected really, I mean when you make a story whose backbone is dated hardware. But no matter what, it is still a great story and I will always recommend it to anyone who will listen – cause thing is that you don’t have to know how a polaroid acts or feels to understand the terror and urgency in the story.

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