A coming of age story with a dark psychic twist. A great book for young adults or new King readers, since this one is not quite as daunting as some of his later works. My copy of this book has a different cover than the one shown. It has Carrie's face in shadow on it.
A great read on a dark night!
still a very good read Kings early stuff is to be read again
This is the first Stephen King book I've read and it got me hooked on the author. I loved this book!
very exciting...page turning
this book has a different cover than shown.....Why read Carrie? Stephen King himself has said that he finds his early work "raw," and Brian De Palma's movie was so successful that we feel like we have read the novel even if we never have. The simple answer is that this is a very scary story, one that works as well--if not better--on the page as on the screen. Carrie White, menaced by bullies at school and her religious nut of a mother at home, gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers, powers that will eventually be turned on her tormentors. King has a way of getting under the skin of his readers by creating an utterly believable world that throbs with menace before finally exploding. He builds the tension in this early work by piecing together extracts from newspaper reports, journals, and scientific papers, as well as more traditional first- and third-person narrative in order to reveal what lurks beneath the surface of Chamberlain, Maine.
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".
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!
This is super creepy....but awesome! I think it's safe to call Carrie a classic now.
It took me a little while to get into this one, but eventually it hooked me. I've never seen the Carrie film and television adaptations; however, now I'm curious to see how they match-up with the book.