Written by Stephen King
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Original Language: English
Read from 2014-07-30 to 2014-07-31
Read in English
Review: I did wonder whether Stephen King’s first published novel would be a mild, toe-in-the-water, version of what followed. It isn’t. Carrie is a full-on mixture of the elements of anger, fear, sadness, abuse and the supernatural that are found in his later books. And it’s a good mixture. Through various sources, retrospective and in-the-moment, we follow the story of Carrie. Carrie has always taken abuse from everyone around her, and at some point she will inevitably snap. As it happens, Carrie has some special powers which could easily make her snap something out of the ordinary.
This is a very well done “impending doom” story which meticulously builds up the various elements of the story before it reaches the conclusion. A very worthwhile and enjoyable read.