Carrie by Stephen King


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...

Details Carrie

Release DateNov 1st, 2005
PublisherPocket Books
Number of pages253 pages
GenreHorror, Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal

Reviews Carrie

  • Zoë
  • Jessica
    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 t...
  • Laz
    “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...
  • Kjell
    Contains mild spoilers. Ahh, this book makes me sad. I see this more as a tragedy than horror. (view spoiler)[The scene at the end where Carrie dies in Sue's arms always cracks me up (hide spoiler)]. This is the third time reading this book. The last time was eight years ago but this is still as brilliant as it ever was. I remember being totally obsessed with this novel. Not only the novel, though. The movie from 1976 with Sissy Spacek is in my t...
  • seak
    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 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 Gunslinge...
  • Alejandro
    It'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 happen...bam! All the fun was spoiled and you won't get interested on reading the book. But in here, Steph...
  • Jason Koivu
    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 ...
  • Scarlet
    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 jus...
  • Christy
    Alright...I 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 ma...
  • Stephanie
    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...
  • Mia Nauca
    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 un...
  • Karina
    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
  • Franco Santos
    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. Much...
  • Mayra Sigwalt
    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 ...
  • Jennifer
    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 mi...
  • Anushka
    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 forgiven. THIS 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 dee...
  • Amanda
    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 Car...
  • Drew (Drew’s Cup of Tea)
    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 con...
  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    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 verdic...
  • Anne
    "Did any of you stop to think that Carrie White has feelings? Did any of you ever stop to think? Sue? Fern? Helen? Jessica? Any of you? You think she's ugly. Well, you're all ugly. I saw it on Friday morning" I think I got a lot more than I bargained for with this book. And I'm not sure yet; Is that a good thing or bad thing? Every character in here screamed asylum. I've never read about a group of people more in need of psychiatric help. AND SAD...
  • Alex Farrand
    I probably had this book since High School. Funny to think it has sat on a bookshelf that long. I tried to read it another time, but it was a fail. I have watched the original movie, so I knew what was going to happen. With all that I really liked it. I liked Stephen King's writing style. The only other time I read a book of his was in my second composition class in college, and we read On Writing. I thought the book was a page turner. I liked ho...
  • Magdalena
    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 final...
  • Ruth Turner
    Audiobook – Narrated by Sissy Spaceck – Excellent narration.As an added bonus there’s an introduction by the author.It’s no secret that I don’t enjoy female narrators, but Spaceck did a wonderful job with this.She didn’t try to lower and deepen her voice for the male characters, which I find really annoying. Instead, she differentiated between them by the natural cadence of her own voice.Her reading of Carrie’s internal monologue th...
  • Anastacia
    So, I'm pretty sure I read Carrie back in high school and I remember being terrified, and I know I definitely watched a movie version way back when as well.Well I wasn't really terrified reading Carrie this time - in fact, during the first half I was pretty much bored. Part of it is because you know how it's going to end, but it was also written like someone was interviewing the characters, and I just didn't like that format. I'm older now, too, ...
  • Chiara Pagliochini
    « Hanno fatto del male a Carrie per l’ultima volta. »Carrie, vediamo un po’. Da dove cominciare…A lettura ultimata mi sono raggomitolata sul divano in posizione fetale e, da vera sociopatica, sono rimasta per un pezzetto a fissare il vuoto, un po’ ascoltando le voci alla tv, un po’ scansando le domande di mamma che mi chiedeva che cosa avessi. Poi, qualche minuto fa, sono salita in soffitta a discutere col modem e mi sono seduta un mo...
  • Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
    What would Spooktober be without a little Stephen King?! Last year my girl Jess and I ventured our way through ’Salem’s Lot, and it was really fucking good, so I chose to pick up Carrie this year… I was left significantly less impressed. The overall impression is one of a town that is waiting to die.There were several elements of this story that didn’t work for me, however the book overall is quite good. I found the premise and explanatio...
  • Eyehavenofilter
    I just re-read this, because I noticed that thre is a new version of the movie and Im horrified, so I decided to re-review!Redeux 2012Stephen Kings Recipe for Disasteringredients:1 telekenetically talented teeanged outcast1 sexually repressed , religious fanatic, over bearing, abusive mother3 to 4 teenaged sex obsessed highschool girl bullies1 part time friendmix carefully and wait for first signs of puberty during addition of a sprinkling of wat...
  • Bill
    Big Stephen King fan that I am, it surprises me sometimes to realize that I have still not read several of his earlier novels, namely Carrie, Cujo, Firestarter, Christine. The obvious reason for this is that I had seen all of these movies before I had the chance to get at the novels.I am determined to read everything by the man, so, seeing as it's been at least 20 years since I've seen any of these, I am aiming to get to these sooner than later.A...
  • Bark's Book Nonsense
    This was the first Stephen King novel I read. I remember grabbing it from my dad’s nightstand and claiming it as my own. I was eleven. Eleven. It is the book that fueled my desire and lifelong love of reading. But eleven?! Reading it now I’m a little horrified that I read it at such a young age. It has quite a bit of sex and disturbing scenes but I turned out relatively normal so I guess no damage was done ;) This is your classic bully reveng...