History Literature / Cujo

26th Apr '18 11:04:21 AM Killerweinerdog
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* {{Mundanger}}: Unlike most of King's works, there is no supernatural threat in this book. Just a huge, rabid dog.

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* {{Mundanger}}: Unlike most of King's works, there is no supernatural threat in this book. Just a huge, rabid dog. The end of the book even includes a passage that clarifies that Cujo was simply a large, formerly well-meaning dog driven mad by rabies.
17th Mar '18 2:33:14 PM Nire
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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: The dog playing Cujo was such a BigFriendlyDog that getting him to show any degree of aggression was a struggle.
17th Mar '18 2:33:04 PM Nire
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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: The dog playing Cujo was such a BigFriendlyDog that getting him to show any degree of aggression was a struggle.
17th Mar '18 2:24:17 PM Nire
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Borderline example. Rabies typically takes longer than a week to begin showing symptoms (in face it usually takes a few months) - to be more precise, symptoms don't begin to show until the virus reaches the brain. However, the distance from bite site to the brain is a factor, and Cujo was bitten on the nose, so there is a slim possibility that the virus could indeed have advanced that quickly.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Borderline example. Rabies typically takes longer than a week to begin showing symptoms (in face it (it usually takes a few months) - to be more precise, symptoms don't begin to show until the virus reaches the brain. However, the distance from bite site to the brain is actually a factor, and Cujo was bitten on the nose, so there is a slim possibility that the virus could indeed have advanced that quickly.
17th Mar '18 2:22:46 PM Nire
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*** [[spoiler: Not to mention she almost certainly would have been a goner if symptoms appeared (Post-exposure treatment wouldn't have saved her). Also, rabies very rarely manifests as "primal rage" in humans the way it does in animals.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Not to mention she almost certainly would have been a goner if symptoms appeared (Post-exposure treatment wouldn't have saved her).has a tragically low success rate, and survivors suffer severe neurological problems for the rest of their lives). Also, rabies very rarely manifests as "primal rage" in humans the way it does in animals.]]
17th Mar '18 2:21:20 PM Nire
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Borderline example. Rabies typically takes longer than a week to begin showing symptoms (in face it usually takes a few months) - to be more precise, symptoms don't begin to show until the virus reaches the brain. However, the distance from bite site to the brain is a major factor, and Cujo was bitten on the nose, so there is a slim possibility that the virus could indeed have advanced that quickly.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Borderline example. Rabies typically takes longer than a week to begin showing symptoms (in face it usually takes a few months) - to be more precise, symptoms don't begin to show until the virus reaches the brain. However, the distance from bite site to the brain is a major factor, and Cujo was bitten on the nose, so there is a slim possibility that the virus could indeed have advanced that quickly.
17th Mar '18 2:21:02 PM Nire
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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Borderline example. Rabies typically takes longer than a week to begin showing symptoms - to be more precise, symptoms don't begin to show until the virus reaches the brain. However, the distance from bite site to the brain is a major factor, and Cujo was bitten on the nose, so there is some possibility that the virus could indeed have advanced that quickly.

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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: ArtisticLicenseBiology: Borderline example. Rabies typically takes longer than a week to begin showing symptoms (in face it usually takes a few months) - to be more precise, symptoms don't begin to show until the virus reaches the brain. However, the distance from bite site to the brain is a major factor, and Cujo was bitten on the nose, so there is some a slim possibility that the virus could indeed have advanced that quickly.
17th Mar '18 2:16:04 PM Nire
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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Borderline example. Rabies typically takes longer than a week to begin showing symptoms - to be more precise, symptoms don't begin to show until the virus reaches the brain. However, the distance from bite site to the brain is a major factor, and Cujo was bitten on the nose, so there is some possibility that the virus could indeed have advanced that quickly.
26th Dec '17 7:24:16 PM Spacecoyote
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Tad dies, but Vic and Donna reconcile, and by the end, things are getting a little bit better for them. Charity and Brett meanwhile ultimately live better due to Joe's death.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Tad dies, a big friendly dog that never wanted to hurt anyone dies, but Vic and Donna reconcile, and by the end, things are getting a little bit better for them. Charity and Brett meanwhile ultimately live better due to Joe's death.]]
14th Oct '17 5:43:29 PM ArchTeryx
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Cujo is a ''huge'' St. Bernard.

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Rabies starts showing symptoms in as little as a week after initial infection. And Cujo is a ''huge'' St. Bernard.
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