Stephen King: Three Novels
Carrie is the story of Carrie White, an outcast an ...more
"They only come out at night."
After waiting so long to read this work of horror, I was a little worried that SALEM'S LOT would not live up to my expectations, but was I ever wrong! Once again, as is the norm with Stephen King, there's more here than just creatures of night; there's also a creepy good storyline, some very colorful characters, and a small backwoods town with a dark and evil history.
After you meet the tall man and the quick-witted boy with dark eyes.....and the rest o...more
Carrie: 4.5/5 - I love this book. I really, really do. It's my favorite of King's novels all because it opens up a new side to things each time I read it. Even with the TK in it, I still think it's primarily about a girl who just had all the wrong things happen to her in life with bul ...more
-’Salem’s Lot (1975)
-The Shining (1977)
Each one just really a masterpiece and treat to read for itself!
In Carrie you are thrown into the world of a teenage girl that has, on top of having a very powerful ability to learn to handle, a more than a bit crazy mother and really tough days in school. What happens when shit hit the fans is simple chaos and destruction. An intense and mind-boggling journey the reader is ...more
Carrie gets two stars from me. It's an interesting enough little story that I feel is largely alle ...more
The thing is goodreads still does not allow us to have 2 different copies of the same book on our GR shelves. Or for that matter when you re read a book and participating in the reading challenge and you re read a book the book will not count as read. You have to delete the first time info that you'd read it and then it counts.This is very annoying.
I have a few books where I have more than 1 copy. For instance Stephen King. I hav ...more
It took me a while to finish this book because I had to take break from the stories. They kind of felt like a chore at times. I ...more
Carrie is, of course, the craziest thing ever. And I think every girl ought to read this book, just so that they know that whatever they went through during puberty can not ever be as bad as what Carrie went through. I love the mental powers side-effect of this book too, though!
Salem's Lot was freaky. Really really freaky. I still have "nightmares" about it.
And last of all, the Shinning: this book has always reminded me of that Eagles song, H ...more
Since I read these books upon their release (which was some time ago) I noticed that the intensity with which King has come to be known to write with seems to be missing. There was also another factor in my decision to rate these works at a lower level then I would have rated them at the time of their release....the movie adaptation. Over the years I have forgotten the actual story as ...more
With a first half that does nothing more than build up to a 100 plus page climax, this is a fantastic first effort that only hints at King's ability to stretch out a tale to its limit and beyond.
The updated vampire mythology found in this book is so much better than anything that has come since. Sticking as faithfully as possible to the Dracula mythos, King manages to create a similar world with far more interesting characters and a much darker tone.
So much better th ...more
The Overlook Hotel has been a famous resort for over seventy years- and has a history of both good and bad. It is closed for tourists during the winter months, and a caretaker is required to oversee the boiler/heater. Jack Torrance and his family, wife Wendy and son Danny, go there to live in the isolation of the snow, closed off from the outside world by winter’s wrath. The hotel comes alive with its evil past and tries to draw in the Torrance f ...more
Yeah, it's true. Carrie was interesting enough to get me to finish it, but not enough for me to want to read it again.
'Salem's Lot was...bland. I started reading it with so much excitement, since at the time, I was obsessed with vampires. But I found myself reading ...more
With this collection, however, we’re given some of his best work. Salem’s Lot. Carrie. The Shining. Three books King is well known for. Three books I thoroughly enjoyed. If you’re going to buy a King collection you cannot go wrong with this one.
I read Carrie a few years ago and read the other two recently. 'Salem's Lot was the scariest of the three, to me, and The Shining was pretty different from what I knew of the movies. Very good reads. As always, King is a master at creating sympathetic characters.
Read Salems' Lot awhile ago - also pretty excellent.
Currently reading The Shining - so far excellent to somewhat excellent.
Picked up this book at border's for 5 bucks or so. Definitly got my money's worth.
I also feel I have a future as a book critic as shown in this current review.
five stars for the first and last while the middle gets three.