Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates, is a Classic. CARRIE is the novel which set him on the road to the Number One bestselling author King is today.
Carrie White is no ordinary girl.
Carrie White has the gift of telekinesis.
To be invited to Prom Night by Tommy Ross is a dream come true for Carrie - the first
step towards social acceptance by her high school colleagues.
But events will take a decidedly macabre turn on that horrifying and endless night as she
is forced to exercise her terrible gift on the town that mocks and loathes her . . .
The original actress to play Carrie, Sissy Spacek, narrates this audio tie-in to the new film version of King's classic novel. Her Academy Award-nominated performance in the 1976 motion picture made her the iconic image of the author's young heroine whose terrifying telekinetic power is unleashed by the viciousness of ultra-mean teens and the insane demands of her fanatically religious mother. Here, while easily recreating the moods of that odd young girl, whose helpless confusion and despair eventually morph into childish delight in her talent for destruction, Spacek just as successfully takes on the personae of the small town's other disparate residents. King's fiction is constructed of dramatic sequences interspersed with documentary-like accounts of events leading up to Carrie's horrific vengeance. The actress moves smoothly from the magazine, newspaper, and official reports to dramatic scenes. Teenagers (some down-to-earth, some unpleasantly arrogant) teachers, moms, matrons, cops, the town drunk Spacek finds a voice for each of them. And those voices are so dramatically evoked that, if their speech carries a trace of her native Texas drawl in lieu of a Maine accent, no one, including the author, is likely to complain. King reads an introduction in which he describes the book's origin, his concerns about writing his first novel, especially one told from a feminine perspective, and, finally, how it's critical and popular success changed his life.
The book is very good, enjoyed it and the film. The book is a lot more violent at the end compared to the film.
The reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is because there are a lot of spelling mistakes which was putting me off. I actually underlined them all as I went along, the book could do with a quick update.
I wouldn’t say this gripped me like other books but it’s still a good read
U BETTER GETS THIS AMAZING BOOK
carrie is king's first and best well in my opinion but yeah this is a amazing book Carrie she's the best character amazing book love the prom e.t.c