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Carrie (edition 2011)

by Stephen King

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Title:Carrie
Authors:Stephen King
Info:Anchor (2011), Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
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Carrie by Stephen King

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I saw the movie a couple of years ago and I thought it was ok, nothing that special. Not even a really good horror movie. So I never bothered to read the books. Well that was a mistake because the book is so much better than the movie…well that’s a hardly surprising, movies are seldom better than the book. Carrie is not a horror book in its essence, yes it has elements of horror, but mostly the book is just a tragic tale of girl who finally snaps, who after years of abuse, both at home and in school just finally just not going to take it anymore and she has power.


So she unleash hell. Big Time!



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  MaraBlaise | Dec 11, 2014 |
Stephen Kingin ensimmäinen teos on helppolukuinen, eikä kauhean pelottava. Mielenkiitoinen näkökulma siihen, miten kiusaaminen vaikuttaa ihmiseen. ( )
  marintala | Dec 6, 2014 |
I gave it 4 stars mainly because of the writing, it's just brilliant! It's pretty amazing how many things are happening simultaneously in the story without being confusing at all. However, I must admit that there were some boring sections and that's why I didn't give it 5 stars. ( )
  Araceli.Arias | Oct 24, 2014 |
I couldn't help but think that this was the Cinderella story as told by one really sick puppy. A great book, though. You can see Stephen King coming out of the chute a very strong writer and I don't think he ever really slowed down. -1996 ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 19, 2014 |
one of my favorites. great characters and hard to put down ( )
  jodiesohl | Sep 14, 2014 |
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This is for Tabby, who got me into it—and then bailed me out of it.
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News item from the Westover (Me.) weekly Enterprise, August 19, 1966: RAIN OF STONES REPORTED
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Sometimes, like now, the ivy looked like a grotesque giant hand ridged with great veins which had sprung up out of the ground to grip the building. She approached it with dragging feet.
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Stephen King's first published novel is a fantastic story for those curious high school readers and adults alike looking for a chill.  Young Carrie is an aloof girl with an overbearing mother, who ultimately turns the tables on those who poke fun at her with her telekinetic powers.  For those who may be reluctant readers, you can always tell kids that Stephen King always pushes the limits in scarring the wits out of you.  Here is the trailer to the acclaimed 1976 film adaptation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJe0iV...
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The mean girls tease her.
Uh-oh. Shouldn’t have picked on
Someone who’s psychic.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0671039725, Mass Market Paperback)

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 as if 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 it does on the screen. Carrie White, bullied by cruel teenagers 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

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A modern classic, Carrie introduced a distinctive new voice in American fiction -- Stephen King. The story of misunderstood high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all time. Make a date with terror and live the nightmare that is - Carrie.… (more)

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