Carrie by Stephen King
Release Date: January 1974
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
A modern classic, Carrie introduced a distinctive new voice in American fiction — Stephen King. The story of misunderstood high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all time.
Make a date with terror and live the nightmare that is…Carrie …
I prefer the book to the movie, hands down 100%.
There’s something I find oddly special about this book. While I cringed at the embarrassing and horrific moments that Carrie endured, I was happy to know that this was fiction, but recalling Stephen King’s opening comments brings to light the reality that sometimes people aren’t nice.
Overall, I really enjoyed the storyline. It brought up the vivid images of the onscreen characters, but oh how I wish Hollywood would have created Carrie as the book was written. So many people could have possibly been taught a lesson of some sort, be kind to others, don’t let religion rule your life, there’s life after high school any kind of lesson.
Speaking of the obvious religious dialect and symbolism makes me feel sorry for those who allow religion to fully control their lives. While I am religious, I remember that I am a human and I have the right and capacity to make my own decisions. The level of fear that I felt when Margaret White would use her religious versus to combat anything rational gave me flashbacks to my own experiences and questions. Having a mother so intouch with her her religious beliefs and then forcing them upon her daughter while failing to teach her about her humanity was the downfall of Carrie.
All in all, I enjoyed Carrie and will definitely read again to see what I missed in this review.
On to the next, be sure to READ THS!