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Um, BTW, this book is AMAZING. I should give it more than three stars. There! Done. Four! This is one of thos ...more
“People don't get better, they just get smarter. When you get smarter you don't stop pulling the wings off flies, you just think of better reasons for doing it.”
This is pizza, the freaky flavor.
I loved how intertwined with religion it was. Not churches and stuff like that. I mean hardcore stuff about the point where religion stops being religion and transforms into fanaticism and how a person can drive themselves crazy with it, especially if you already have the tendency towards the crazy.
Contains mild spoilers. Ahh, this book makes me sad. I see this more as a tragedy than horror. (view spoiler)[The scene at the end where Carrie dies in Sue's arms always cracks me up (hide spoiler)].
This is the third time reading this book. The last time was eight years ago but this is still as brilliant as it ever was. I remember being totally obsessed with this novel. Not only the novel, though. The movie from 1976 with Sissy Spacek is in my top 10 favourite movies of all time! So this is sor ...more
Everything progressed along as it should in the first half. The story moved at a good pace and the writing - though not moving - was adequate.
Then the climatic scene happened soon after the halfway mark. I'll rephrase that. The climax happened in the middle…the middle!
"An odd place for a climatic scene," I remember thinking. Nonetheless, I pushed on...and on and on through a rising tide of d ...more
However, the way as Stephen King wrote this book was in such great way that the novel is still engaging not matter if you already know the main highlights. There are some books that if you knew what will happen...bam! All the fun was spoiled and you won't get interested on reading the book. But in here, Stephen King gave you the highlights right away. You ha ...more
King pieces together Carrie's story through a series of reports and articles concerning a telekinetic catastrophe in Maine. I knew how terrible the end would be before it even happened, so reading the book was an excruciating experience - the dread just kept building page after page, I could see what everyt ...more
This book was interesting in that it presented facts on scientific phenomena called Psychokinesis, Something I have had personal experience with and I’ll tell you about it at the end of this review as long as you all promise not to call me a freak…..but think that I’m a freak all you want.
Carrie didn’t have it easy in high school. Being raised by an over protective, abusive, and ultra religious mother and no father, she didn’t have the tools to fit in with the crow ...more
El hecho de que esté narrado por científicos, sobrevivientes de la catástrofe del pueblo, con declaraciones oficiales del caso White, para mi fue lo mejor del libro, porque le dio un realismo escalofriante.
Mucha gente pone como personaje de terror a Carrie, pero yo creo que ella, a pesar de tener los poderes, sólo era una víctima del bullying y del acoso excesivo en casa.
La qu ...more
Jesús mira desde las paredes.Amo a Carrie. Es un personaje con el cual me encariñé muchísimo. Es uno de mis favoritos. Muchos la odian, yo la adoro.
Pero su rostro es frío como una piedra.
Y si el me ama como ella dice.
¿Por qué me siento tan sola?
En la práctica, nadie se entera n ...more
I finally decided to go back to the beginning of Stephen King's catalogue, and read in chronological order everything I have either not read, or did not get enough out of because I had missed so much of the King-verse building along the way. I highly recommend reading his books this way for any true King fan, because in so many ways they build upon each other, and there are several recurrent characters and themes. I am convinced that many of his books absolutely cannot be enjoyed to th ...more
Stephen King is widely known as a best-selling horror author, so when it turned out this book was more of a contemporary about one girl's life, I took a step back. It wasn't that I was immediately disappointed; I mean, it's October, and with the blustery weather lately I've been in the mood for a scary read, but whatever. I was up for a good contemporary.
But… that's not quite what Carrie was ei ...more
I hope Its never too late applies for me here and all will be forgiven.
I would have given this book 5-Stars but as I have already read a few books by Stephen King, I am well aware that he is capable of writing better stuff. Hence 1 Star less.
The opening scene. My goodness! Since that scene itself I developed a deep sympathy towards the main character. Poor Carrie ...more
"Did any of you stop to think that Carrie White has feelings? Did any of you ever stop to think? Sue? Fern? Helen? Jessica? Any of you? You think she's ugly. Well, you're all ugly. I saw it on Friday morning"
I think I got a lot more than I bargained for with this book. And I'm not sure yet; Is that a good thing or bad thing? Every character in here screamed asylum. I've never read about a group of people more in need of psychiatric help. AND SAD PART IS FROM WHAT I READ IT SEEMS FOR THEM
Audiobook – Narrated by Sissy Spaceck – Excellent narration.
As an added bonus there’s an introduction by the author.
It’s no secret that I don’t enjoy female narrators, but Spaceck did a wonderful job with this.
She didn’t try to lower and deepen her voice for the male characters, which I find really annoying. Instead, she differentiated between them by the natural cadence of her own voice.
Her reading of Carrie’s internal monologue throughout the book is exceptional.
Carrie wasn’t the firs ...more
Carrie, vediamo un po’. Da dove cominciare…
A lettura ultimata mi sono raggomitolata sul divano in posizione fetale e, da vera sociopatica, sono rimasta per un pezzetto a fissare il vuoto, un po’ ascoltando le voci alla tv, un po’ scansando le domande di mamma che mi chiedeva che cosa avessi. Poi, qualche minuto fa, sono salita in soffitta a discutere col modem e mi sono seduta un momento sulla sedia girevole di papà e lassù, così sola, sono sc ...more
The overall impression is one of a town that is waiting to die.
There were several elements of this story that didn’t work for me, however the book overall is quite good. I found the premise and explanations of Carrie’s powers compelling and the theme of the stor ...more
This review can also be found on my blog, Dana and the Books.
I have a confession to make: this is the first Stephen King novel I've read. I'm not sure why it's taken me this long to pick one up, but it only seemed fitting that my first Stephen King novel should be his debut novel.
I must preface by saying I haven't seen the movie, so I went into the book with very little prior knowledge of what Carrie was actually about.
So, the verdict? A good debut novel, but not a fantastic one.
King is one of those writers who you can depend on for delivery. The rush of the plot, the careful segmenting of the character; with King you know what you want and you know you are going to get it. There is something to be said about a writer who has penned so many books and still lives up to this promise.
Carrie is a high school girl with a religious fanatic for a mother. Her fugly attires and the history of her family in the small town of Chamberlain are enough to make her the brunt of many a...more
Stephen Kings Recipe for Disaster
1 telekenetically talented teeanged outcast
1 sexually repressed , religious fanatic, over bearing, abusive mother
3 to 4 teenaged sex obsessed highschool girl bullies
1 part time friend
mix carefully and wait for first signs of puberty during addition of a sprinkling of water.
beat furiously until tears and hysteria bring o ...more
I am determined to read everything by the man, so, seeing as it's been at least 20 years since I've seen any of these, I am aiming to get to these sooner than later.
And so, we begin with the lovely Carrie.
Unless you' ...more
This is your classic bully revenge tale and it is as relevant today as it was back in t ...more
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