This book was just ok, it didn't really do much for me. I was expecting scary and that wasn't really the case. Probably my first and last Steven King book.
Original movie version, with pictures. One of many in my collection of Stephen King books. All are up for trade. Check out the rest.
Carrie was not quite aware that she was possessed of a terrifying power. But it was enough to transform a small, quiet New England town into a holocaust of destruction beyond the imagination of man. Innocent schoolgirl or vengeful demon, Carrie will make you shudder....
Since the publication of Carrie in 1974, neither misfit Carrie White nor her catastrophic high school prom has been forgotten. That's because the story of Carrie, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge introduced a fresh and distinctive new voice in American fiction -- Stephen King.
Although Carrie first captured America's attention with its shocking climax, it remains as vibrant today as when it was first published because of Stephen King's ability to tap the collective unconscious of our commercial society. He brilliantly underscores the inherent fears and driving forces that fester in adolescence and later manifest themselves in various forms. Whether it's public high school's proclivity for suppressing individualism and creativity, the bigotry of cliques, or male apprehension of women's emerging sexuality and equality, Carrie lays bare our ritualistic, cruel, and base tendencies. Ultimately, we discern that it's not Carrie White but the ineffectual people surrounding her that we truly dread -- which is why Carrie endures as one of Stephen King's most riveting and disturbing novels.
"Carrie" was Stephen King's first book. Although some of the characters are not perfectly developed, and more time is spent on literary garbage rather than the story, it is still a good read.
In one word: overrated. Maybe because of the fame it has, I was expecting some scarier, but I was disappointed. I have read other Stephen King books and short stories that creeped me oht more. Carrie is well-written and well-crafted, but it is antclimactic.
One of my favorite stephen king novels
"Carrie was not quite aware that she was possessed of a terrifying power. But it was enough to transform a small, quiet New England town into a holocaust of destruction beyond the imagination of man. Innocent schoolgirl or vengeful demon, Carrie will make you shudder.."
OK, I wouldn't be THAT dramatic, but this was a really great read.
This is super creepy....but awesome! I think it's safe to call Carrie a classic now.
I didn't like this book very much, even though I know it was a big hit as Stephen King's first novel. I loved his book, "On Writing", but it seems I don't care for his writing! go figure!
Classic early King. One of the first books of his most early King enthusiasts started with. Read it and you'll know why. He's come a long way, but still one of my favorite "oldies".
Stephen King's first novel, frightening and touching story of a much abused and misunderstood girl with telekinetic powers.
If you have only seen the movies, the book will blow your mind! Classic Stephen King at the top of his game.
So much better than the movies! Carrie is a bad a$$ chick and they all had it coming!
Somehow I never got around to reading Carrie and I'm sorry I missed it till now. It is, as most books are, way better than the movie adaptation. And this audio book is read by Sissy Spacek, who does a most excellent job. You will enjoy!
I read this book hen i was 20 Iwas hooked on steven king, still am. there is some small part in most people that love the abilty she develops to cope with.
Carrie is written not in traditional form, it is written in the way of police documents, which is what caught my eye (well, besides the fact it was by my all time favorite author: Stephen King). If you haven't seen the movie, then I suggest you first read the book, though the movie was well written as well, it left out most of the book, imagination, and originality based on its writing. Carrie is the type of girl that I would be if I had her powers, I'm made fun of, bullied, and harrased. He took the every day living of a girl tormented at both home and school, and twisted it into something I couldn't even have thought of to happen. Fire, electricity, and stones all come together to give her classmates and mother what they deserved from the begining. A religious freak mother would lock her in the closet for hours at a time; and in gym class when Carrie first had her period, the girls in the showers threw tampoons at her yelling "Plug it up!". Can anyone imagine that kind of horror? Then she goes home to be yelled at by her mother, what a life!!!
King's first novel, and in light of that, quite accomplished.
This was very good, enjoyed it