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Carrie knew she should not use the terrifying power she possessed... But one night at her senior prom, Carrie was scorned and humiliated just one time too many, and in a fit of uncontrollable fury she turned her clandestine game into a weapon of horror and destruction......

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Carrie Reviews

  • Jessica
    2018-12-05 16:37

    I want to start a shelf of "books-that-traumatized-me-as-a-child-with-stories-of-girls-who-just-could-not-stop-gushing-blood-Down-There," but I can't think of any others besides this and Bell Jar. I know in Are You There God, It's Me Margaret they just couldn't stop TALKING about it, but I think that was different, more just perplexing and annoying than actually traumatic.Any suggestions?Um, BTW, this book is AMAZING. I should give it more than three stars. There! Done. Four! This is one of those books where you're just like, DUDE, how did you even come UP with these THOUGHTS? I mean, I think we take it all for granted now but honestly, this book is amazing. I mean, there's just so MUCH, from the scary religious fanatic mom to the pig's blood to the downed telephone wires to the..... I haven't read this in a hundred years, but I remember many scenes in it so vividly, and not just because of the movie (which is, of course, also great).I really think this took a lot of guts to write. I mean, the girls' locker room scene, come ON, I mean, who did he think he WAS when he WROTE that? I think he was still drinking then. He must have been. How much guts would that take, to be like, "I'm this guy and I'm going to write this completely balls-out preposterous scene of what I imagine it could be like inside a high school girls' locker room, even though I obviously have NO IDEA. Oh, yeah, and this unpopular naked teenage girl's going to be in there getting her period for the first time, and it's going to be INSANE. Insanely bloody, that's what it's gonna be! Yeah, that's right, blood EVERYWHERE. It's a horror novel! I'm gonna start out with gore! What could possibly be more disgusting and disturbing than bleeding out of one's most private orifice? Well, I'm sure I have no idea what that's like, really can't imagine it, the whole idea sounds totally crazy to me, that such a gross thing would happen to anyone... but being inside a girls' locker room, wow, well that really sounds intense too. Though come to think of it, I have no idea what THAT would realistically be like either! So yeah, but I'm gonna write this scene anyway, gushing blood and mean naked high school girls and it's going to be COMPETELY @#*%ing CRAZY." And he did. And it was.But it WORKED. This novel was insane and fearless and obviously written by someone who had this story in him that needed to gush out like Carrie's menstrual blood and crazy telekinetic angst. This is one of the books I think of when I get depressed about the idea of workshopped writing and the internal observing critic and all the rest of that limiting quality-control type stuff. Sometimes people need to tell the nasally fact-checkers in their fevered brains to sit down and shut up, and drown out the voices of reason and temperance so they can let the wild stuff come out, and when they do, that's when they write Carrie.Is this the Classic of Western Literature? No, not by most people's standards, and definitely not by mine. But it is a damn good story, and I'm glad he told it!

  • Zoë
    2018-11-17 15:49

    3.5/5

  • Alejandro
    2018-12-07 20:46

    Everybody is invited to the Prom Dance!THAT ENDING THAT YOU'RE EXPECTING...It's very interesting to read Carrie finally. I have watched the Brian de Palma's adaptation, so I wasn't unfamiliar with what would happen.However, the way as Stephen King wrote this book was in such great way that the novel is still engaging not matter if you already know the main highlights.There are some books that if you knew what will happen...kaput! All the fun was spoiled and you won't get interested on reading the book. BUT in here, Stephen King gave you the highlights right away. You haven't advanced even few pages and you already know that Carrie White has Telekinetic powers and something really bad happened in the Prom Night. THE BOOK WHICH STARTED STEPHEN KING'S CAREERI think that it's the best testimony to Stephen King's genius in this, his very first novel (the first to be published but in reality the fourth that he wrote). He wasn't able to know then that the book will became a success and a staple book in the horror genre, however thinking that that will happen, it is clever not waiting long in the narrative to give the main highlights.Since if before, you still have to get spoiled of key events in stories,......nowadays with internet, social networks, online news, chatting forums, etc... it's really REALLY HARD to avoid getting spoiled when something that became so successful.But with Stephen King's debut published novel? No sweat, you can read almost 40 years later the novel, knowing ahead the story, and still you get engaged into the book due the great management of the author on the presentation of the story. UNUSUAL BUT BRILLIANT NARRATIVE STYLEMaybe, nowadays, it could be a pretty standard way to tell the story, but 40 years ago?Visionary style!The narrative plays with "current" events in the story with excerpts of supposed books and documents written in the "future" of the story. Even you have to take in account that the very novel is kinda an alternate history story due that it's set in "1979" but the publication was on 1974, and there are many references on the supposed investigative books there with dates even more in the future. Other powerful element on Carrie is that its main topic is still as relevant now than in 1974, since that topic is BULLLYING. The bullying is main trigger in the story and you can't deny that it's a topic that, sadly, is the same as important now (if not more) than in 1974. Because of that, Carrie didn't age and it didn't lose its appealing to new readers. I think that main storyline and plot are well set and developed. GETTING INTO THEIR SKINSMy only complains would be in the character developing area, and/or the justification of some actions.I say this that while the "evil" characters like Chris Hargensen and Billy Nolan are satisfying developed and with really interesting reactions of both.In the case of Miss Dejardin and Sue Snell, I think that they could use a better setting of their motivations to help Carrie White and not a sudden impulse of being good samaritans. More interaction between Carrie White and her mother could be appreciated. Changing to other subjects... I think that it's a general misconception that Carrie White went insane, crazy, etc...Oh, no, no, my friends.She wasn't crazy. A crazy person don't think in a clear way and it's obvious that Carry once she unleashed her rage, she took steps to protect her work that a crazy person wouldn't do. Of course, I am not saying that Carrie was a "sane" person.Definitely she was a psychopathic person that it's waaaaay different than a "crazy person".Even some events in her confrontation with her mother and later her encounter with Sue Snell, leave clear evidence that Carrie White was thinking in a certain level of "rational logic", maybe irrational for you but when you try to think what could mean to be Carrie White......you can realize why some "odd" events, have all the logic in the odd world of Carrie. Changing the subject again. (Please, indulge me, I promise that's the last time)The novel even leave a certain open frame for a potential sequel. Forty years later, you could think that that would never happens, BUT seeing a recently published sequel for The Shining,......so anything can happens.

  • Laz
    2018-12-11 17:35

    “People don't get better, they just get smarter. When you get smarter you don't stop pulling the wings off flies, you just think of better reasons for doing it.”This is pizza, the freaky flavor.I loved how intertwined with religion it was. Not churches and stuff like that. I mean hardcore stuff about the point where religion stops being religion and transforms into fanaticism and how a person can drive themselves crazy with it, especially if you already have the tendency towards the crazy. And Margaret White definitely had the tendency towards craziness. She’s a prejudiced, maniacal, insane person who believes that women are constantly living in sin because of their gender. Sex is poison, sexual pleasure is a sin. When she got pregnant she tried to kill the baby. Now, after 17 years she self-harms herself to stop her daughter from disobeying her like a nice little sheep.Carrie is the kind of girl who gets period and thinks she’s bleeding to death. Yes, that’s what happens when you have no friends, or people to stand by you or a mother who’s supportive and can guide you through stuff like this. Every time, Carrie commits a sin, she’s forced by Margaret to get locked inside a closet until she’s repented for her sins by asking for forgiveness.If you’ve seen the movie – or better yet, the movies – then you’re all too familiar with the plot and what happens. What’s worth the mention though, it’s the fact that while, I, too, was familiar with the plot I felt like reading something new, something I’d never heard or seen before and that’s the magic of Mr. King’s writing. The way he combines the past with the present and horror seems all too real. It’s mouth-watering and it leaves you wanting more and more of that horror and terror.It’s a small enough novel, it’ll take you no time at all to read it. So, if you’ve seen the movies then don’t be hesitant about it. Just do it. You won’t regret it.

  • Sarah
    2018-12-16 16:27

    “Jesus watches from the wall,But his face is cold as stone,And if he loves meAs she tells meWhy do I feel so all alone?”I remember watching the movie when I was very little, I was pretty much freaked out by it. The image of a poor girl covered in pig blood, going on a killing spree haunted me, and here I am today reading it for the first time awfully distraught and yet incredibly mesmerized by King's writing. No wonder he is where he is today. A true genius!

  • Dan Schwent
    2018-11-20 17:41

    Outcast Carrie White has a secret. She's telekinetic. When a popular girl's boyfriend invites her to prom as atonement, she accepts, completely unaware of the horrors lurking on the horizon...Carrie is Stephen King's first novel and has been part of our cultural landscape since it was made into a movie in the late 1970s. Somehow, I've escaped reading it or seeing the movie until now. I knew (or thought I knew) most of the wrinkles of the plot going in, due to sai King's On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft and numerous cultural references over the years.Carrie is told using an interesting structure, alternating passages from Carrie's timeline as it unfolds and excepts from accounts of what happened at the prom in the far future. The structure reminded me of Not Comin' Home to You at times. I think Block did it better. The story itself is pretty good. It's a story of rejection, acceptance, betrayal, and bloody, horrible vengeance. It very much feels like a first novel, over written in places, but there's still a certain Kingliness to it.While I wouldn't say I disliked the story, I wasn't in love with it. It feels like a novellette that was padded to bring up to novel length to me. Maybe it's because I already knew where the story was headed, both because of the structure and because it's been part of our pop culture for so long, I just wasn't hooked by it. The ending was much more horrific than I thought it would be, though. The rampage was by far the best part of the book.Possible connection with another Stephen King story: Teddy DuChamp, owner of Teddy's Amoco, is mentioned as having died in 1968 but his son still locks up the gas pumps. The age doesn't seem right for Teddy DuChamp of The Body, though.I'm glad Stephen King broke into the business with Carrie but it just wasn't my bucket of pigs' blood. Two out of five stars.

  • Jason Koivu
    2018-12-03 18:45

    My brain is a torment of RAGE with which I wish to rain vengeance down upon the later half of this book! Everything progressed along as it should in the first half. The story moved at a good pace and the writing - though not moving - was adequate. Then the climatic scene happened soon after the halfway mark. I'll rephrase that. The climax happened in the middle…the middle!"An odd place for a climatic scene," I remember thinking. Nonetheless, I pushed on...and on and on through a rising tide of detail-cheating adverbs. "Oh mama, no!" I cried when, without warning/without notice/like lightning/like a flash/in the blink of an eye/in a heartbeat/quick and without cause, every action began happening "suddenly". I think King may have actually used suddenly twice in one sentence! What happened? Why did the editing stop midway through? Why did the story drag on after it was essentially over? In the end, this is a 2 star book that gets 3 for the interesting story and the strong start. Everything else is anticlimax.

  • Mia Nauca
    2018-12-10 22:53

    Este es mi tipo de terror: un terror más psicológico, mas sutil, con una excelente historia, es todo lo que podría pedir El hecho de que esté narrado por científicos, sobrevivientes de la catástrofe del pueblo, con declaraciones oficiales del caso White, para mi fue lo mejor del libro, porque le dio un realismo escalofriante.Mucha gente pone como personaje de terror a Carrie, pero yo creo que ella, a pesar de tener los poderes, sólo era una víctima del bullying y del acoso excesivo en casa.La que de verdad da miedo en este libro es la madre de Carrie, Mrs White, que es, probablemente el mejor personaje que he leído de Stephen King... Es una mujer completamente demente, con creencias religiosas exageradísimas hasta el punto de llegar al fanatismo(ej: a los senos de la mujer le dice "bultoscochinos" Carrie no puede dormir con almohada xq es pecado, no puede bañarse en una ducha, tienen misas en su casa 3 veces a la semana, solo ellas dos, puede encerrar a Carrie durante días en un armario, sin comida, sin baño, para que rece por sus pecados, etc) Creo que ni Dios la hubiera querido en el cielo a esta mujer.La mamá de Carrie es hasta ahora mi personaje favorito del Rey del terror.Recomiendo muchísimo este libro para las personas que quieren comenzar con King, sabiendo que este es un terror más psicológico y con una historia increíble y atrapante

  • Scarlet
    2018-11-25 16:37

    Don’t let the brevity of this book fool you. Carrie may be one of King’s less thick books but right from the scandalous opening scene to the very last page, it’s a relentlessly harrowing read.King pieces together Carrie's story through a series of reports and articles concerning a telekinetic catastrophe in Maine. I knew how terrible the end would be before it even happened, so reading the book was an excruciating experience - the dread just kept building page after page, I could see what everything was leading to, I knew how easily avoidable it was, but there was nothing I could do except watch the dominoes fall one after the other.And once the horror of it wore off, the tragedy of it sunk in. Yes, tragedy. Because more than anything, Carrie is a very sad story of bullying gone too far. Carrie's life is miserable - whether at home, where she's oppressed by her religion-obsessed mother, or at school, where she's relentlessly bullied by her peers. I was scared, not of Carrie but for Carrie. My heart went out to her and in the end, when the finale played out, a tiny part of me may even have rooted for her.Carrie won't give me nightmares, but it's left me emotionally drained and heartbroken - not something I expect from a genre like horror. Quite an impressive start to my foray into SK territory, I must say.

  • seak
    2018-11-15 23:27

    To begin, I want to tell a quick story about my introduction to Stephen King. I came really late to the party when it comes to the King. I'll not bore you with the same ol' story about my first read, but to make a long story short, I read The Stand and was not a fan right away...to say the least. For some reason, and after numerous recommendations, I started The Dark Tower series and I wasn't even that impressed with the first book, The Gunslinger. I didn't hate it, but it wasn't nearly what everyone was saying.O for 2.And yet, for some crazy reason that I still don't really understand, I pushed along, reading book two in The Dark Tower, The Drawing of the Three. I've fallen for authors before and maybe it was all the prior disappointment, but I fell really hard with that book. Instant fan here...erm...after three books.Thereafter my collection of King books has slowly been increasing starting with The Dark Tower series (of course) and moving on to others (I think I'm at around 25 or so). I have even read a couple more since I guess that's what you're supposed to do with books, at least someone told me that once. Every single one has been great and that also explains my current read (rereading the one I hated and enjoying it more than most other books).So we're talking about Carrie here right? Right. Carrie. King's first published book. I gotta say, this is quite an impressive book. Published when he was 26, I guess some people are just born to do certain things and King was born to write. This also makes me feel like I've wasted my life.First of all, this audiobook was read by Sissy Spacek. If you've been living under a rock, she's the one who played Carrie in the classic film based on this book. She's a great actress, although I've not seen this film, and she's perfect for the reading of this book.On that note, both this book and its movie are inseparable from pop culture. Having never seen the movie or read the book until now, I still knew (or thought I knew) everything about this book. And who doesn't know about that infamous prom scene? Just the people in that Geico commercial, as referred to above.I thought for sure that knowledge would ruin the book for me, but it turns out that's not a problem. The way the book is set up, you already know about that scene almost right up front. Each chapter starts with a snippet of a news story or biography that tells of the occurrence at the high school and Carrie. This scene actually happens way earlier in the book than I thought it would and the rest of the book deals with the aftermath.I had a hard time with this book, though, and I think it's for a couple reasons. One of those reasons is that I don't think the set up really worked for me. There really wasn't much to this book, it was just the same events told in different ways and even though the book's only around 200 pages, it still seemed long. The main reason this book was difficult for me, however, was that I was predominantly listening to this book while helping my twin daughters go to sleep. Bad call if there ever were one. High school is just a terrible place or can be. It's one of the worst times in many a person's life and it's only magnified in and through Carrie. She's the worst type of tortured teenager and all I could think was that I never wanted my daughters to grow up and go through it. Through the insecurities, the immaturity, and downright meanness of those who tend to have the most insecurities. Even through these agonizing moments, I WAS able to see King's genius. At the end of the book, it really did seem like this was a real historical event. It was well-documented and the T.K. gene seemed almost like it could exist. The characters were also just as real as any other of King's characters - which is as real as they come. While the master is there, I can't say I loved this book. It's a tough, sad read that just made me miserable. That in and of itself is indicative of King's ability, but I don't think I'll ever be rereading this, I don't even really have the desire to see either the new or old movie. I respect this book a lot, but it was way too depressing for me.3 out of 5 Stars (Recommended with Reservations)

  • Lyn
    2018-12-13 15:40

    Was Carrie White a literary active shooter?Let’s break it down: from an abusive, negligent home life with dark theological and religious hobgoblins; she is picked on and teased at school, relentlessly, by other girls and the bullying is allowed (somewhat) by the school administration. She feels alone and without any relief and she is finally subjected to a humiliation that breaks a wall, crosses a line and then she crosses a line and people die.Stephen King crashes the writing party with a bold statement, declaring that he belongs and will be around for a while. Readers in 1974 when this was first published probably noticed the talent and maybe thought here was a young writer who had some more in the tank for down the road. Little did they know then that this HELLACIOUS kick ass, grudge match throw down of a first book was just the opening salvo in a long, genre defining career that is still scaring the heebie jeebies out of paying customers worldwide.So back to the active shooter idea. Scary as King made the 70s, he had no idea how scary we would be a few years later. Before Columbine, before all the sad, sad CNN breaking news reports since, King showed us what could happen when the bullied, terrorized, terrifying, disenfranchised, chased up a tree and backed into a corner fat kid, picked last for the game and been on the receiving end of a laughing, pointing finger can do if she thinks about it too hard. Carrie’s powers become an allegory for an assault weapon with duffle bags full of ammo clips.We see the scene from the perspective of the bully, the bullied, and the spectrum of third parties who look on and allow it to happen. Readers can relate because it is likely that kids were cruel to one another in caves. King’s great talent is to find the extraordinary in the everyday and King gives to Carrie White the kind of power that those who are laughed at and not with have dreamed about. Later, in his novella Apt Pupil, King will return to this idea, exploring the active shooter concept in a way more conventional to our desensitized senses, but here with Carrie he has dug down deep and uncovered the same black roots.With her telekinetic powers and her unstable psyche, Carrie embodies and personifies a dark truth that King has turned a light on, that the ability to be hurt and hurt back is something inherent in us and that we can see in the classrooms, in the post office and in the mirror.

  • Christy
    2018-12-01 15:42

    Alright...I finally decided to go back to the beginning of Stephen King's catalogue, and read in chronological order everything I have either not read, or did not get enough out of because I had missed so much of the King-verse building along the way. I highly recommend reading his books this way for any true King fan, because in so many ways they build upon each other, and there are several recurrent characters and themes. I am convinced that many of his books absolutely cannot be enjoyed to their fullest by pulling them willy-nilly off the shelf. I'm on Cujo now, so my leap into the Dark Tower series is just days away. Being introduced to King about 6 years ago (other than the movies), that's when I began reading his new releases as they were released...and often read at random whatever I could find in the library. I thought that the novels were not actual serials, it was a perfectly okay way to read them. I am now convinced that many (most) of his books I have read would have made much more sense, not to mention be more enjoyable, if I had not read them that way....so many things went straight over my head, and I was completely left out of finding the "easter eggs" along the way. I started and stopped Insomnia, becoming aware that I needed to get some Dark Tower in first. Rose Madder and Lisey's Story are a few that needed background there as well to fully appreciate. So after reading about 30 or more of his books I'm starting over. Carrie was Kings first published novel. It was originally meant to be a short story for Cavalier magazine. Up until Carrie, King had published several short stories, many of them available in the collection Night Shift, which is an excellent collection of short stories. He started this "short story" only to become frustrated with it and throw it away. At that time his wife Tabitha, who has had great influence in his writing and, I believe helped him become the author he is today, took them out of the trash and placed him again in front of her typewriter. It was her advice to turn it into a novel, and he dedicated the book to her.He got the idea to write a very female based novel because some woman insinuated that he knew nothing of women. The first pages he wrote for the trash can were the shower scene....he "hated it." It is a pretty ugly opening scene for his first novel ever published (WOW...risky).... it definitely left me feeling disgusted, but Tabitha saw something there, and I'm glad she did. Bravo Tabitha I think we all owe you some gratitude. She continued her wonderful input through the years-- Behind a great man....as the saying goes...It happens to be one of the most frequently banned books in American schools, and I'm not sure how I feel about that...it can't be the menstruation...Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret has plenty of that, as well as health classes. It shouldn't be the bullying, because that needs to be addressed as much as possible in schools. I think it must be the End....the total destruction of the school, and killing of classmates that have been horrible to Carrie for many years. Just like the one scene in The Basketball Diaries that inspired the Columbine massacre. To give the story the feel of credibility (and to fill in any missing pieces), King chose to fill the book with newspaper clippings about the events, A college paper (By Sue Snell...one of the most decent human beings within the pages), and interviews with people who had witnessed Carrie's telekinetic powers, etc. I understood why he chose to do this, but I began to dread these epistolary "interruptions"....I suppose it's not a type of story telling that I enjoy. At least in this case. I did find some small inconsistencies; for example, in the shower seen, her body was described as almost ape-like, and (excuse me)....her nipples pointed toward the floor, only to have her breasts described as "perky" later in the novel, etc. No big deal, except reading an adult man describing teenagers bodies was perhaps one of the most disturbing things (for me) in the whole book.... (this reminded me of the most disturbing part of It for me as well)....anyway, I've decided to deal with it because he is such a talented writer.Overall, I found Carrie to be an extremely sad and emotional book. King describes it as "raw, and I wouldn't disagree. It strips the outer layers of the characters off and leaves you feeling like a wounded, cheated, abused girl who missed out on any happiness in life. Final thought (one more time):reading these books in order is a necessity for any fangirl or boy IMHO!Oh yeah....the movies, while good on their own if you haven't read the description King paints, NEVER get the casting right. I guess hollywood insists Carrie must be pretty...and very thin. It's maddening. That isn't Carrie..a chubby, pimply girl...at all. And they never have the right ending...which is truly heartbreaking.....wandering the street at night with a knife stuck in her.....a horribly sad ending to a terribly horrific life--for once I would like to see them follow the book.

  • Wilier
    2018-12-01 16:44

    ¿Quien es realmente el malo en esta historia?Este fue mi primer libro leído de SK, casualmente también es su primera novela publicada, la que lo hizo famoso, pues sabemos que el autor es famoso desde su primera publicacación (Así leí en su libro autobiográfico mientras escribo).La novela narra la historia de Carrie, una chica poco agraciada e infortunada que sufre un enfermizo control de parte de su madre que está completamente loca y un constante acoso o “Bulliying” en su colegio de parte de sus compañeros de clase, esta vida tan horrible que tiene le lleva a vivir en una constante presión que la hace descubrir sus poderes mentales (Telequinesis), los cuales va explorando hasta su explosivo final.Todo comenzó con una terrible escena en una ducha de su colegio donde experimenta su primera menstruación, ella cree que se desangra y sus compañeras le arrojan tampones ensangrentados hasta que una profesora va a su auxilio, arriba una bombilla se quema. (Si, como en Stranger Things :D)La lucha de Carrie por ser aceptada es lo mas considerable de esta novela, con un tema que es ahora más vigente que nunca, nos muestra que no es nada nuevo, todos hemos experimentado este tipo de acoso escolar de algún modo, luego SK en Rabia (1977) sigue jugando con este tema, pero ya es para otra reseña.La relación que tiene con su madre es sumamente disfuncional, su madre pretende controlar cada aspecto de su vida desde un punto de vista religioso, inclusive la menstruación de Carrie lo ve como algo pecaminoso, lo cual es bastante extremista. En mi opinion este tipo de relación es explorado luego mas adelante por SK en Misery.Carrie es parte de la cultura popular norteamericana, practicamente todo el mundo conoce la historia, en parte por sus numerosas adaptaciones cinematograficas y para televisión, de hecho hicieron una recientemente.Respecto a Carrie SK Dijo: "Ella era una niña muy particular que provenía de una familia muy peculiar. Su madre no era una fanática religiosa como la madre de Carrie, era una fanática del juego... La chica tenía sólo un cambio de ropa para todo el año escolar, y todos los otros niños se burlaban de ella. Recuerdo muy bien un día que vino a la escuela con un nuevo traje que había comprado ella misma. Había cambiado falda negra y su blusa blanca por una blusa colorida y una falda a la moda. Y todos empezaron a burlarse más de ella, porque nadie quería verla con otro estilo.""se casó con un hombre tan extraño como ella, tuvieron hijos y al final, se suicidó."...Después de todo, concluyo que el verdadero malo de esta historia es una sociedad bastante hipocrita que pretende enseñar valores de inclusión pero que realmente te empuja al limite al ser una persona diferente al resto. Carrie fue empujada a hacer lo que hizo y aunque no puedo justificarla puedo entender perfectamente lo que el ser humano es capaz de hacer una vez revasados los limites de tu propia cordura. (Y no me refiero a la telequinesis)Carrie debe ser leído por todos, quien nunca haya leído a SK puede perfectamente comenzar con esta historia que a pesar de ser bastante cruda sabemos que no es nada fuera de lo común en el universo el autor.

  • FrancoSantos
    2018-12-12 17:43

    Carrie es un libro corto pero grandioso. Te atrapa desde la primera página. Es ya considerado un clásico de la literatura del terror, y con buenos fundamentos. Tiene escenas que dejan una cicatriz en nuestra memoria.Jesús mira desde las paredes.Pero su rostro es frío como una piedra.Y si el me ama como ella dice. ¿Por qué me siento tan sola?Amo a Carrie. Es un personaje con el cual me encariñé muchísimo. Es uno de mis favoritos. Muchos la odian, yo la adoro. En la práctica, nadie se entera nunca de que sus actos hieren realmente a otras personas. La gente no mejora, sólo se hace más lista. Y cuando uno es más listo, no deja de arrancar las alas a las moscas, lo que ocurre es que, en ese momento, busca mejores razones para hacerlo.La novela no decae nunca, en mi opinión. Tiene un ritmo rápido y la forma estilo documental de contar la historia me gustó mucho, también. Tiene un buen final.

  • Stephanie *Very Stable Genius*
    2018-11-18 20:25

    Poor Carrie, I feel your pain. This book was interesting in that it presented facts on scientific phenomena called Psychokinesis, Something I have had personal experience with and I’ll tell you about it at the end of this review as long as you all promise not to call me a freak…..but think that I’m a freak all you want.Carrie didn’t have it easy in high school. Being raised by an over protective, abusive, and ultra religious mother and no father, she didn’t have the tools to fit in with the crowd….any crowd. So, as you know, in high school ‘if one of these things is not like the other’ then that thing does not belong. But something else was different about Carrie that really made her stand out. At puberty, and at the onset of her first period (famous shower scene….don’t be too icked out fellas) which was very late, things started moving around and going generally haywire around her when she was stressed. At first she didn’t realize that it was her that caused the disruptions. Back to the shower scene, when this happened to her she was in the school shower and had no idea what was happening to her, mamma neglected to tell her about it, and Carrie was convinced she was dying. The other girls started taunting her…….They really shouldn’t have done that. One of the offenders, Susan Snell, regretted her role in the incident and decided to do something nice for Carrie by asking her boy friend to take Carrie to the prom in her place.She really shouldn’t have done that.Okay. This phenomena has been reported numerous times and it has been well documented. It’s a thing. It’s normally mistaken for a poltergeist, which is supposed to be some prankster type of spirit, but what it really is is (most likely) electrochemical and happens around hormonal female adolescences. This is what happened in my household when I was a tween…..I shit you not….this stuff really happened.Back in the day, my mom smoked. I didn’t like it and would pester her to stop regularly (boy, did she love that). One evening when we were the only two in the house my mom couldn’t find her cigarettes. She was pacing back and forth in her upstairs bedroom tearing the room apart, all the time yelling at me to tell her what I did with them. I yelled back from downstairs that “I didn’t do anything with them”. She didn’t believe me and kept ranting. When things got to critical mass (meaning she was completely losing it) she turned around and the pack of cigarettes were in the middle of the floor, neatly sitting straight up on its end…..the same floor she just paced across many times. Immediately she blamed me for doing it, I yelled back that I couldn’t have done it because “I’m downstairs and have been here the whole time”.To this day she maintains I did it. Maybe I did, unconventionally.The second most memorable incident (the one that really sticks in my head) happened just after I finished doing the dishes and cleaning up after super. I went into the other room with my mom, we were the only two in the house again, and I’m sure we were fighting about something. All of a sudden it sounded like every dish and glass in the kitchen crashed and broke on the floor. My first thought was “crap, I must have put something in the cupboard all wonky and it fell out and took everything else with it.” We ran into the kitchen and not a dish was out of place, but in the middle of the kitchen floor there was the glass top to the glass salad dressing carafe balanced on its small end!! WTF?? And we didn’t have salad that night….So, there’s that. Science.Oh, and now I have the urge to take up sewing……weird.

  • Magrat Ajostiernos
    2018-12-16 21:43

    Primer libro que leo de este señor! Ueeee! Ya era hora!Pues bien, me ha gustado aunque tampoco emocionado. Había visto la mítica peli de los 70 hace mil años así que la trama no me sorprendió mucho pero me encantó el formato que entremezcla retazos de entrevistas, novelas y puntos de vistas de diferentes personajes. Lo mejor, que habla muy claramente sobre el acoso escolar pero aún me gustó más esa reflexión sobre la necesidad obsesiva que tenemos los humanos de pertenecer a un círculo social especialmente en la adolescencia....

  • Karina
    2018-12-10 16:25

    What fast and captivating read. I was a little skeptical about what horrors might come up in a King novel because I had never read anything by him, but it was fine. Defintely intense but absolutely manageable. A really good book and I'm glad it was my first King

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    2018-12-06 18:49

    3.5 starsThis book made me appreciate my mother. First off, I want to reiterate that a 3 stars from me does not equate to a negative review. It means I liked/enjoyed the book, but did not really like it or love it. So please, don’t tell me sorry it didn’t work out. Thank you.Carrie is Stephen’s King first novel, the novel that started the legend. I’ve read other novels by King, but wanted to start at the beginning and make my way from there, that way I have a list to follow. I’ve seen the original movie starring Sissy Spacek, so I pretty much knew what would happen. I think knowing everything, it was easier for me to look at this book from the outside and gain more insight than I would have.This book is about the teenage girl of a religious fanatic, opening on the day when Carrie gets her first period, and knowing nothing about menstruation she thinks she’s dying. Instead of helping, the girls in her gym class ridicule and traumatize her. Later, one of the girls sees her wrong doing, and attempts to make amends and be kind to Carrie. But a prank from other classmates is looming, and has dire consequences.There are so many themes present in this book, but what stood out to me was “no good deed goes unpunished”. If Sue Snell hadn’t tried to help Carrie, none of those horrible things would have happened. The cruelty of mankind was another, from a crazy mother, to spiteful fellow students, we saw the dark side of humanity and that to me was terrifying. You can’t help but feel so bad for Carrie the entire book. So many what if’s? And that’s what makes King an amazing writer, he makes the reader think beyond what’s between the pages.The writing style and I didn’t click very well, by that I mean the random plug ins of studies and books about what happened, instead of letting the story flow. It was almost like he was analyzing what he was writing as the story went on. On top of that, the insertions of parenthesis as thoughts messed with the flow of the novel. Also, I feel like people kept slapping each other left and right the entire book. What's up with that??It’s easy to see why this is a classic, to me it wasn’t terrifying or scary. Mostly what I got out of it was the sad story of a girl who was never loved properly, and how the cruelty of others ruined her life.Follow me on ♥ Facebook ♥ Blog ♥ Instagram ♥ Twitter ♥

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2018-11-30 15:30

    Carrie, Stephen Kingتاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و هشتم ژانویه سال 2014 میلادیعنوان: کری؛ نویسنده: استیون کینگ؛ مترجم: بهاره ملازم؛ تهران، افراز، 1390؛ ئدر 280 ص؛ شابک: 9789642435821؛ موضوع: داستانهای ترسناک از نویسندگان امریکایی - قرن 20 مداستان بلوغ و قدرت‌های فرابشری کری وایت است، کری وایت، دختر خجالتی و کمروی مدرسه، به شدت از سوی دوستانش مورد تمسخر قرار میگیرد. او در خانه هم با مادری به شدت مذهبی و پریشان، زندگی میکند، که به کری اجازه ی ارتباط با دیگران را نمیدهد. روزی که دخترِ شلوغ و شرّ مدرسه، کریس، که از کری متنفر است، تصمیم میگیرد بلایی سرِ او بیاورد، روزی ست که خشمِ فراطبیعیِ کری را به دنبال دارد. از این داستان دو فیلم زیر نیز ساخته شده استنام فیلم: کری؛ کارگردان: برایان دی پالما؛ نویسنده: استیون کینگ؛ بازیگران: سیسی اسپیسک؛ جان تراولتا؛ پایپر لوری؛ پاملا جین سولز؛ موسیقی: پینو دوناجو؛ تدوین: پال هرش؛ توزیع‌ کننده: یونایتد آرتیستس؛ تاریخ‌های انتشار: 3 نوامبر 1976؛ مدت زمان: 98 دقیقه؛ کشور: ایالات متحده؛ زبان: انگلیسی؛ هزینهٔ فیلم: یک میلیون و هشتصد هزار دلار؛ فروش گیشه: 33 میلیون و هشتصد هزار دلارنام فیلم: کری؛ کارگردان: کیمبرلی پرس؛ تهیه‌ کننده: کوین میشر؛ فیلم‌نامه‌ نویس: روبرتو آگیر-سکزا؛ بر پایه داستان کری اثر: استیون کینگ؛ بازیگران: کلویی مورتز؛ جولیان مور؛ جودی گریر؛ گابریلا وایلد؛ پورتیا دوبلدی؛ درک مک‌گرث؛ بری شاباکا هنلی؛ موسیقی: مارکو بلترامی؛ فیلم‌برداری: استیو یدلین؛ تدوین: لی پرسی؛ شرکت تولید: میشر فیلمز؛ توزیع‌ کننده: مترو گلدوین مایر؛ اسکرین جمز؛ تاریخ (های) انتشار: 18 اکتبر 2013 میلادی؛ مدت: 99 دقیقه؛ کشور: آمریکا؛ زبان: انگلیسی؛ بودجه: 30 میلیون دلار؛ گیشه: 84790678 دلار؛ا. شربیانی

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2018-12-09 17:35

    Super underwhelmed tbh :(

  • Jennifer
    2018-12-10 20:37

    I think part of what makes this book so amazing is that even though it is a horror book - it stems from something very basic and very real to so many people. The need to be loved. The need for acceptance. The need to be nurtured by a parent. Sadly - as is so often the case in real life as well - these things are held out of reach for Carrie. Her mother is crazy. The kids at school are HORRIBLE. She has no friends - no life. She is isolated and miserable. She is an outsider who can see that people have loving families and homes and friends but is trapped in a parody of that existence and it is seemingly untouchable. So really the cruelest thing you could do is to offer her a chance at this world and then snatch it away from her. Offer her hope and then throw it on the rocks. Just the concept itself is crushing - the actualization of it for Carrie was horrific. And all the more so because we KNOW how cruel kids in school are. We know they could erupt into a chorus of Kill the Pig! Bash him in at any moment. (Was this book a retelling of Lord of the Flies in a way? hmmmmm. Something to ponder.) So like any masterfully told campfire story - this book is so frightening because it is such a small degree off of what is reality and has a touch of supernatural. It's really genius when you think about it.

  • Mayra Sigwalt
    2018-12-03 15:29

    É difícil avaliar esse livro por si só. Depois que você lê Sobre a Escrita e sabe o quão importante esse primeiro livro foi pro Stephen King, é difícil não ter um carinho por ele. Difícil também porque a história da Carrie já está tão enraizada na cultura pop, que provavelmente você já sabe tudo o que vai acontecer. Talvez se tivesse lido na época, houvesse espaço pra ser surpreendida ou ter uma experiência inovadora. Mas já fomos tão bombardeados com filmes sobre a vingança terrível de adolescentes que sofrem bullying, que a história de Carrie não é novidade. Agora. 2016. Mas e na época? Então tentei me focar no diferencial da história. A religiosidade fanática da mãe, a própria escolha de narrativa feita através de documentos e notícias e a história pessoal dos personagens que foram as peças pra tudo acabar da forma que acabou. Você começa o livro já sabendo o que vai acontecer. A angústia é ver o desenrolar inevitável disso. A parte da Telecinese foi a menos explicada, mas sinceramente, a história é tão curtinha que não vi necessidade. Concluindo, gostei do livro, acho que foi um ótimo começo pra um dos meus autores favoritos! Mais em video lá no canal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5_G9...

  • Diane Wallace
    2018-12-10 19:52

    Jumpy read! riveting,good narrative and hauntingly good storyline with also incredible writing (paperback!)

  • Amanda
    2018-12-09 20:27

    Aptly, Stephen King's first published novel is my first read Stephen King novel. I'm not sure why I waited so long to pick up one of his novels because I've long been a fan of the movies based on his books and read quite a few of his short stories. Carrie White is the main character of novel. She is characterized as a social misfit and in terms of looks is quite unique from the other teenage girls. The book opens with a jarring scene in which Carrie is being taunted in the girl's locker room. Carrie is also victimized at home by her religiously zealous mother. However, we learn that Carrie has the gift/curse of telekinesis. From the onset the reader is made aware of the fact that many students perish in a conflagration, and it just becomes a taut buildup to the ultimate showdown. Mostly for me, the book was more sad than scary. In the introduction, King writes about how Carrie is a compilation of two classmates that were bullied and ostracized. Unfortunately, one of the girls committed suicide by hanging herself. I think that bullying is still a problem that society desperately needs to continue tackling.I recommend this gripping and thought-provoking book. I look forward to catching up on more King novels.

  • Drew
    2018-12-16 15:34

    Carrie wasn't quite what I expected. As my first Stephen King novel, I had one thought in mind: Horror.Stephen King is widely known as a best-selling horror author, so when it turned out this book was more of a contemporary about one girl's life, I took a step back. It wasn't that I was immediately disappointed; I mean, it's October, and with the blustery weather lately I've been in the mood for a scary read, but whatever. I was up for a good contemporary.But… that's not quite what Carrie was either. I think I would describe this book as a psychological study with paranormal elements. It follows sixteen-year-old Carrie who has been ridiculed her whole life since the first day she went to school, got down on her knees in the cafeteria, and prayed. Her mother is known as the "crazy religious woman" in the neighborhood and for the most part, people avoid Carrie and Margaret White.This book looked at bullying, how kids non-stop tormented Carrie year after year. When she first got her period and had no idea what was happening, girls threw tampons at a hysterical Carrie in the locker room. The night of prom, when a nasty prank is carried out, it pushes Carrie to her breaking point.Poor Carrie. I couldn't help sympathizing with this sad girl who has always been made fun of and abused by her mother. Trying to balance both ends of her horrible life, Carrie discovers she has a power - the power of telekinesis, meaning she can move objects with her mind - and she decides to use this power on those who have hurt her.I wasn't the biggest fan of the plot, which I'll admit confused me at times. Filled with news reports that showcased Carrie's home life, they described what an awful mother Margaret White was. I think her treatment of Carrie would warrant anyone's pity. Her violent acts in the name of "religion" were odd - weird enough to make me raise an eyebrow, but not scary enough to fill my craving for horror.I think I may have made a mistake in choosing my first Stephen King book, as I feel like this wasn't the best intro into the world of King. Carrie was a marvelous depiction of different kinds of people; King's detailed descriptions of characters really made them come alive. This book switched point of views multiple times, and when each character was introduced, I was astounded at the level of development. I would love to try another one of his books.This was a subtly unnerving and well written book, but I think it would be a stretch to call it "horror."

  • Anushka
    2018-11-19 18:28

    This was Stephen King's first published work and I hadn't even read it till now?! Some fan I am!I hope Its never too late applies for me here and all will be forgiven.THIS BOOK.WOW.Just WOW.Amazing.W-O-W.I would have given this book 5-Stars but as I have already read a few books by Stephen King, I am well aware that he is capable of writing better stuff. Hence 1 Star less.The opening scene. My goodness! Since that scene itself I developed a deep sympathy towards the main character. Poor Carrie. Always misunderstood, always picked upon, always the target of bullies . Ostracized by everyone from their world, she was forced to witness things she wanted, things shedeservedfrom the outside.If that wasn't enough she went through hell at her home too. Her mother being one of the most brutal and mentally deranged religious fanatic characters (that I have read about), tortured her enormously and even at home she could not do as she wished. Just imagine, how would it feel not to be able to relate yourself to anyone? Not willing to live at your home because it didn't feel like one? This was one of the aspects that made me commiserate with Carrie the most. With those wild super powers, Carrie was supposed to be evil, people were supposed to be scared of her. But I was scared for her. Scarlet pointed out the same thing in herreview and needless to say that I agree with her on everything she has said.I don't know how to review this book...I actually don't knowwhat to write about . There is too much to say and at the same time, very little. It left me speechless and as scary as hell it was, I had tears in my eyes too.Carrieis not a book that will just spook you, it will also make you feel frightened for the titular characteremotionally. A horrifying read on all levels. This book is recommended to people who have been reluctant to read Stephen King's work because the sheer size of his other books seems very intimidating or are just stupid enough to wave off his books by categorizing them as some "scary shit". (Yep, I have actually heard people say that to King's books.)

  • Athena ღ
    2018-12-04 19:40

    Έχοντας μόνο διαβάσει το Pet Semetary (ναι, ναι είμαι απαράδεκτη το ξέρω), ήρθε η ώρα να πιάσω King για δεύτερη φορά. Γενικά αυτό το βιβλίο είναι ένα εύκολο και γρήγορο ανάγνωσμα, σε γεμίζει όμως με συναισθήματα λύπησης (κυρίως για τη πρωταγωνίστρια) και τρόμου (για τα γεγονότα που συνέβησαν τη νύχτα του χορού, και όχι μόνο) και σε κρατάει μέχρι τελευταίας σελίδας. Το ότι λυπήθηκα μόνο για τη κατάληξη της Carrie, και όχι των υπολοίπων, να ανησυχήσω?

  • Tami ReadingTeabag
    2018-12-04 22:29

    Fand es wirklich toll! <3 Hätte nicht gedacht, dass mir Stephen King gefallen würde :D

  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    2018-11-18 22:36

    Rating: 3.5/5This review can also be found on my blog, Dana and the Books.I have a confession to make: this is the first Stephen King novel I've read. I'm not sure why it's taken me this long to pick one up, but it only seemed fitting that my first Stephen King novel should be his debut novel.I must preface by saying I haven't seen the movie, so I went into the book with very little prior knowledge of what Carrie was actually about.So, the verdict? A good debut novel, but not a fantastic one.The format of Carrie was not at all what I expected. The narrative switched between the investigation into the Carrie White affair after the fact and then flashed back to Carrie's story told through multiple characters.Carrie was tiny—just over 200 pages—and I believe that contributed to my not-so-impressed attitude. It should have been at least 300 pages to flesh out the creepiness.Since Stephen King is such a prominent author, everybody knows he's the master of horror. But I wasn't scared (and it's not that hard to scare me). It was creepy and messed up for sure, but with King's reputation, I was expecting not to be able to sleep last night. I got up rather well rested this morning and required only one cup of coffee to function.While reading, I got the feeling that Carrie is just a fraction of what King is capable of creating so I'm definitely going to jump into a few of his later novels. I can see there is a great author hiding in those words so I'm truly excited to find the book of his that converts me into a super fan!

  • Anne
    2018-12-10 17:47

    "Did any of you stop to think that Carrie White has feelings? Did any of you ever stop to think? Sue? Fern? Helen? Jessica? Any of you? You think she's ugly. Well, you're all ugly. I saw it on Friday morning"I think I got a lot more than I bargained for with this book. And I'm not sure yet; Is that a good thing or bad thing? Every character in here screamed asylum. I've never read about a group of people more in need of psychiatric help. AND SAD PART IS FROM WHAT I READ IT SEEMS FOR THEMFIRST THINGS FIRST"Your pimples are the Lord's way of chastising you"THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS NOT RIGHT WITH THAT SENTENCE FEEL FREE TO DISSECT THAT ANY WAY YOU WANTAs funny as it may sound, disturbing and absurd quotes like that which were scattered all over the book caused me to laugh madly. They just sounded so amusing-and insane.My thoughtsI read a review which pegged this as "Tired Propaganda". I keep revising scenes and words from this book in my head, trying to figure out--which part? I don't know about anybody else, but for me, this story wasn't merely about bullying and it's evils; What Carrie White suffered throughout her life was just hellish torment. Torment which I think isn't just rooted to sheer cruelty and wickedness of her tormentors; I would say the defect goes beyond a simple lack of empathy, or even a character flaw on the side of her tormentors(most especially, in the case of her mother - Margaret had serious mental issues, mental issues which had been left unattended to for so long, far too long.). I don't even want to imagine such a dreadful ordeal out of Carrie's fictitious world. Her life was just too tragic; she was even born into a torturous house! I'm still trying to wrap my head around a lot of things.This book touched everywhere in my mind, filling and straining it. In a world full of so many questions and a matching amount of deficient answers, this book posed a lot more of the former. It was so raw and gruesome that I had to remind myself multiple times; It's just a book--It's not real--The characters are not real. But the story is.On the topic of bullying:Why was Carrie White bullied?Answer:"This one thing is the fundamental fact: We were kids"AND THAT'S THE MOST BARF-MAKING CRAP I EVER HEARDSooooo what you're saying is.....? Their actions are justified?But sadly, it's also the universal excuse in real life too. And that's the kind of mentality that makes me sick. No one ever gave much thought to the person of Carrie until she burned their city to the ground.EXCUSE ME FOR A MOMENT LEMME JUST ENJOY THE WICKED SATISFACTION OF THISJUSTICE REVENGE But was there another way out for Carrie?That's the question that plagues me. A question that repeatedly taunts me with a grievous amount of what ifs and maybes.I want to blame Margaret White's mother(Carrie's grandmother) for the tragedy that befell Carrie but there's not enough back-story and information about the past to do so. I want to blame Sue for interfering, I want to blame the teachers and school officials for not foreseeing the prom incident, I want to blame Carrie's neighbors and the whole town for being so damn ignorant. I want to even blame Carrie herself. But Stephen King won't let me do that because this story isn't that simple. And that's why I love it.This tale covers a wide field, broaching subjects like; Victimization, Religious fanaticism, Communal negligence, Bullying, The tragic effects associated with mental status defects etc..These were the messages that reached me, everything else was an extra. Just furnishing and embellishment.This was my first[definitely not my last] book by Stephen King and my mind refuses to accept this as his debut novel.