Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: 253 Pages
Source: From the Library
Reason: Personal interest
Find the Author: Stephen King
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The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom.
“Sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. It's what you say when you spill a cup of coffee or throw a gutter ball when you're bowling with the girls in the league. True sorrow is as rare as true love.”- Sue Snell
This is my 2nd Stephen King novel. My first was Joyland, and that one didn't go over too well! My interest was piqued with this one because of the "Carrie Craze" happening right now due to the remake.
Now I have been a lover of horror movies all my life, so I know the Carrie story very well because of the movie(and all it's unnecessary remakes!). I went into this novel knowing the story very well. However, that did not change the terrifying reading experience! I almost found it even more heart-wrenching to read about this story than seeing it unfold on the screen. Even though the outcome of this novel is horrifying, you absolutely cannot help but sympathize with this poor girl.
I enjoyed the flow of Stephen King's writing style so much more in this novel. With Joyland, I had a horrible time connecting with the characters because the writing style was so descriptive that it totally took away from the characters and storyline. That was not the case with Carrie. Although this is a very heavy and dark novel, I could not help but devour it!
Stephen King, you redeemed yourself with Carrie. I am sorry I ever doubted you!
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