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Carrie (book)

138 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Stephen King.

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 … see full wiki

Author: Stephen King
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
17 reviews about Carrie (book)
review by . July 07, 2010
Good read, but left me wanting more.
       I loved the movie Carrie, so I was excited to find used copy of the book and promptly read it cover to cover.        Carrie White is a damaged young adult who suffers intense isolation at school and violent psychological abuse from her lunatic mother. When Carrie hits puberty, strange things begin happening around her whenever she gets upset. Soon Carrie finds she can control these episodes and harness her strange new powers. A lifelong underdog, …
review by . June 08, 2010
   I mean, are the events of Carrie horrifying? Sure. The destruction of an entire town and the deaths of 400 of its inhabitants, including half its graduating high-school seniors, is pretty horrifying, as is the way they died. Is Margaret White a horrifying glimpse into how religion can go really, really bad in a person's life? Absolutely. (For what it's worth, I tend to consider myself a fairly fundamentalist Christian...and Margaret White is not only pretty much crazy, she is …
review by . December 18, 2009
Carrie White is a 17 year old high school student.  Her mother is a deeply religious person who dominates ever aspect of her daughter's life.  One day during near the end of her P.E. class, Carrie experiences her first period.  Horrified by it and being humiliated by her classmates They bombard her tampons and sanitary napkins.  This event is just another in a long line of pranks, insults and other humiliating acts that she has experienced all of her life in the town of Chamberlain.  …
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
Is creepy but good. For me this is a story of a lot of monsters and the sweet Carrie. She came with the radical power to punish disrespectful and loveless people.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Really good first novel from Stephen King that shows a lot of his trademark style just beginning to develop, but, despite the tempting short length, probably not a great introduction to Stephen King.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Stephen King's scary book excellently written but scary book about a mistreated girl with unusual powers who tries to fit in with the cxowd. But when some revenge.
review by . August 01, 2009
In the early 70's a young man named Stephen King had just married and was struggling financially with a teaching job.  When he'd be done grading papers for the night he'd spend much of his time writing.  The idea, for Carrie isn't really related to King's teaching job at all.  In fact, King channeled most of the ideas from two girls he knew in high school who were picked on pretty badly.  And most of us can remember the guy or gal who was picked on in school (High school or otherwise).  …
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Creepy
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
It's too mean!
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
serves every one right...what they got
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Really creepy story. I read this when I went through a reading scary stories and novels phase back in my teenage years. If you like the creepy, scary stories then this is a good one.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
excellent book, I could read this one over and over
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
it helps compliment the movie
Quick Tip by . June 11, 2010
book was ok movie was badass
Quick Tip by . August 20, 2009
Enjoyed Carrie to a degree but did she really need to burn down the whole darn neighborhood? Overkill I say. Average horror film.
review by . November 12, 2005
Carrie Is So Very....Different
I've seen plenty of the films that have been based on Stephen King's novels, Carrie was the first book that I actually read by him. Much like the film that is based upon it, this book isn't so much a tale of horror, but more a coming-of-age tale. In it, we see young Carrie White, a total reject and loser by the standards of her peers, struggle with becoming a woman and realizing the strength of her newfound powers.      Carrie is hated by the kids at …
review by . July 18, 2004
Though "Carrie" is definitely the work of a writer who is still finding his voice, it is a remarkably tight and gripping book, and remains one of my personal favorites of King's work.The tale told by King and King's wife Tabitha, about how she literally pulled the first pages of the book out of a trash can, read them, and then encouraged King to continue with the story he had started, is somewhat apocryphal now. Nevertheless, upon reading the first few chapters of "Carrie" one can see what grabbed …
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