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
GenreHorror, Fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Paranormal

Reviews Carrie

  • 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...
  • Zoë
  • Alejandro
    Everybody is invited to the Prom Dance! THAT ENDING THAT YOU'RE EXPECTING... 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...kaput! All the fun w...
  • Matthew
    I have decided to go back and reread all the Stephen King books as audiobooks this time. Ones I have read recently or that I have already reread I may not do. I am starting at the very beginning with Carrie which I originally read on Kindle in 2014.You might be saying, ”But, Matthew, that was his first book! You didn’t read it for the first time until 2014!?” There are a couple of reasons for that:1. Carrie is referenced a lot in pop cultur...
  • Luca Ambrosino
    English (Carrie)/ Italiano«News item from the Westover (Me) Weekly Enterprise, August 19, 1966:RAIN OF STONES REPORTEDIt was reliably reported by several persons that a rain of stones fell from a clear blue sky on Carlin Street in the town of Chamberlin on 17th August. The stones feel principally on the home of Mrs Margaret White, damaging the roof extensively and ruining two gutters and a downspout valued at $25. Mrs White, a widow, lives with ...
  • 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...
  • Evgnossia O'Hara
    Δεύτερο βιβλίο του King που διαβάζω, και καταλαβαίνω πια, ότι το επίθετό του καθρεπτίζει απόλυτα το συγγραφικό του ταλέντο. Τι πήγες και δημιούργησες King? Η σκιαγράφηση των χαρακτήρων, ο τρόπος σκέψης τους, τα μοτίβα τους, ο εύθραυστος και συνάμα δυνα...
  • Dan Schwent
    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 horizon...Carrie 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 goi...
  • Sarah
    “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 tod...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    تخيل امتلاكك قدرة خارقة لتدمير كل من جرحك والمتنمرين، فقط بعقلكفكرة جهنمية لكنها ليست،فحسب، سر نجاح الكينجكيف بدأ الكينج؟في البدء كانت كــاريدلو من الدماء ينسكب علي رؤوس القراء في روايته المنشورة الأوليرواية جريئة عن المرأة، الظلم، التنمر والت...
  • 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...
  • Lyn
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wilier
    ¿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 ...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    This was really good and scary - just what I was hoping for. The pacing of the book was just right because of the various accounts and perspectives we get on the “black prom” and what exactly happened, and the scary scenes WERE scary. However, I especially appreciate how this is a book that tackles bullying and what that can do to a person’s mental health. Carrie is fragile after years of meanness and bullying, and what happens at prom nigh...
  • Stephanie *Very Stable Genius*
    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...
  • Magrat Ajostiernos
    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...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    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 the...
  • 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
  • Char
    5.30.18 Third re-read review.I finished my third read of Carrie on Sunday. I wanted my thoughts on it to be fresh for an in-person book group meeting at the end of this month. (It is prom season after all!)I still love this style of story-telling which includes snippets from newspaper articles, different (fictional) books and journals, and several eye-witness accounts. I still find myself feeling for Carrie, and mostly those feelings consist of p...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    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 و...
  • Diane Wallace
    Jumpy read! riveting,good narrative and hauntingly good storyline with also incredible writing (paperback!)
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Amelia
    Full review:
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Super underwhelmed tbh :(