Carrie

Carrie 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 tu

  • Title: Carrie
  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN: 9780451148742
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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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    1. 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 thos [...]

    2. Everybody is invited to the Prom Dance!THAT ENDING THAT YOU'RE EXPECTINGIt'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 happenkaput! All the fun was spoiled and you won't get interested on reading the book [...]

    3. “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. A [...]

    4. “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!

    5. 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 horizonCarrie 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 [...]

    6. 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 ond on and on through a rising tide of deta [...]

    7. 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 ca [...]

    8. 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 [...]

    9. 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 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 [...]

    10. 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 bol [...]

    11. AlrightI 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 [...]

    12. ¿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 [...]

    13. 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 en [...]

    14. 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 [...]

    15. 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 círcu [...]

    16. 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

    17. 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 [...]

    18. 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 خج [...]

    19. 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 peopl [...]

    20. 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 vingan [...]

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

    22. 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. Ca [...]

    23. 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 [...]

    24. 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 forgivenIS 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. Alw [...]

    25. 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 συ [...]

    26. 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 [...]

    27. 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 a girl who finally snaps, who after years of abuse, both at home a [...]

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