Carrie by Stephen King


Carrie by Stephen King

Originally Published: 1974



Carrie by Stephen King.  The novel that made him.  This is what we cut our teeth on.  This is when we learned what horror was.  The book may not have been perfect.  But it was a perfect beginning…to Stephen King.

Carrie is about a naive high school student who was bullied.   This time, they  picked on the wrong kid.  Carrie has already had a rough life.  Her father isn’t around, and her mother is a bible thumping control freak.    When she gets asked to the prom, although suspicious, she goes.  And it is not a good idea.  But Carrie has a secret.  With new-found telekinesis, she can get back at the bullies.  And she does – to the dismay of the entire town.

This book has been around for a long time, made into a movie twice, a made-for-tv movie, and a broadway musical.  You can’t say that about a lot of books.  But if you think about it, there has to be a good base for that to happen.  This book is it!


Favorite Quotes from Carrie:

“True sorrow is as rare as true love.”

“She did not know if her gift came from the lord of light or of darkness, and now, finally finding that she didn’t care which,”

“Nobody was really surprised when it happened, not really, not on the subconscious level where savage things grow.”


Re-Read: 2014

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