Carrie

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Simon and Schuster, 2000 - Fiction - 208 pages
Since the publication of Carrie in 1974, neither misfit Carrie White nor her catastrophic high school prom has been forgotten. That's because the story of Carrie, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge introduced a fresh and distinctive new voice in American fiction -- Stephen King.

Although Carrie first captured America's attention with its shocking climax, it remains as vibrant today as when it was first published because of Stephen King's ability to tap the collective unconscious of our commercial society. He brilliantly underscores the inherent fears and driving forces that fester in adolescence and later manifest themselves in various forms. Whether it's public high school's proclivity for suppressing individualism and creativity, the bigotry of cliques, or male apprehension of women's emerging sexuality and equality, Carrie lays bare our ritualistic, cruel, and base tendencies. Ultimately, we discern that it's not Carrie White but the ineffectual people surrounding her that we truly dread -- which is why Carrie endures as one of Stephen King's most riveting and disturbing novels.

 

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Great Example of Stephen's Writing

User Review  - kaylareenee - Borders

I instantly got into "Carrie". It's haunting and well-written. I'd recommend it to my friends if they asked which of his books they would enjoy. Not my favorite, but definitely in my top. Read full review

A King classic!

User Review  - Sean from Ohio - Borders

The story's old and the premis isn't exactly earth-moving but this classic from Stephen King is written in such a way that makes it seem timeless and brand new. Its really fantastic especially with ... Read full review

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Section 1
3
Section 2
93
Section 3
187
Section 4
195
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Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Bag of Bones, the screenplay Storm of the Century, and The Green Mile. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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