Books | Fiction / Horror
Stephen King's legendary debut, the bestselling smash hit that put him on the map as one of America's favorite writers "Gory and horrifying. . . . You can't put it down." —Chicago Tribune Unpopular at school and subjected to her mother's religious fanaticism at home, Carrie White does not have it easy. But while she may be picked on by her classmates, she has a gift she's kept secret since she was a little girl: she can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. Her ability has been both a power and a problem. And when she finds herself the recipient of a sudden act of kindness, Carrie feels like she's finally been given a chance to be normal. She hopes that the nightmare of her classmates' vicious taunts is over . . . but an unexpected and cruel prank turns her gift into a weapon of horror so destructive that the town may never recover.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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"How I hadn't realized this was a Stephen King book before, I have no idea. Recently I've been reading and watching a lot of his stuff though, so when I made the connection I read it immediately. I thought it was going to be scary but it really wasn't. Good book though and not very long. "
"This was a quick read for me. Can feel the sadness that followed Carrie around. "
"Unhinged, this book was probably the most disturbing King Book I’ve read so far. It was a very interesting read, and I found myself making comparisons to the tale of the “ugly duckling” a lot except dark and twisted to another level. The book is interspaced with different interviews and books written about the tragedy that happens at the end of the book. It’s a interesting way to write it and I like the creativity of it. That being said I wouldn’t say I enjoyed the execution at times. It felt off putting to the flow of the book. My favorite part of the book was the slow buildup and it just felt like the switching between the future and present jerked you away from being excited to turn the next page. Still a great read Carrie’s mother is creepy as hell and some of the scenes with her and Carrie are genuinely fearsome. 25/30"
"One of those rare instances where the movie was better than the book."