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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.
News item from the Westover (ME) weekly Enterprise, August 19, 1966: "Rain of Stones Reported: It was reliably reported by several persons that a rain of stones fell from a clear blue sky on Carlin Street in the town of Chamberlain on August 17th."
Although the supernatural pyrotechnics are handled with King's customary aplomb, it is the carefully drawn portrait of the little horrors of small towns, high schools, and adolescent sexuality that give this novel its power, and assures its place in the King canon. --Simon Leake --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Gory and horrifying...you can't put it down.
New York Times
Guaranteed to chill you.
Shivering, shuddery, macabre evil!
Eerie and haunting -- sheer terror!
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I read this book as a teen and it has stuck with me through the years. Another brilliant earlier works of the Master King.Published 8 months ago by Janet Stewart
the book was awesome and so was the movie Sissy Spacek was awesome as Carrie....!!!Published 15 months ago by Willow Wind Book Reviews
I chose this rating because the copy of the book was exactly as described in the ad. This is a great book and movie that my daughter wanted a copy of.Published 23 months ago by Catherine Munn
Very eerie, and fun to read if you're interested in the type of storyline that makes you wonder what would happen if this were so. Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2013 by Morsal
This is a great story, and I enjoyed Stephen King's plot. Having said that the misspellings are incredible! In some cases there were as many as four in a paragraph. Read morePublished on March 10 2013 by Morgan Mom