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News item from the Westover (ME) weekly Enterprise, August 19, 1966: "Rain of Stones Reported: It was reliably reported by several persons that a rain of stones fell from a clear blue sky on Carlin Street in the town of Chamberlain on August 17th."Although the supernatural pyrotechnics are handled with King's customary aplomb, it is the carefully drawn portrait of the little horrors of small towns, high schools, and adolescent sexuality that give this novel its power and assures its place in the King canon. --Simon Leake --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
For those who seen the movie and are unsure if you should read the book....read it!
As with all of Kings novels,"Carrie", has an interesting plot, a great set of characters and is very well written.
Well I think this book was most interesting because these things that happened to carrie can really happen.
I enjoy King immensely, and although I prefer some of his other novels more, this was still a great story that was captivating and intense. Read morePublished 1 day ago by James L Todd
If you want to try a light horror then you should try Carrie. It is an amazing book and you will like it if you like horrorPublished 4 days ago by Cheri Hebert
We all know who Stephen King is. If it wasn't for his wife finding the manuscript for this book in the garbage and convincing him to publish it, he wouldn't be one of the most... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Angie
I hate horror movies. I expected to hate this book.
But I wanted to try to read the master himself, and I wanted to start with his debut novel. Read more
My first King novel. I've read over five times. Love the psychological innuendo.Published 10 days ago by mariela
When I read Stephen King, I was expecting to be scared. The book was good and I liked it, but it was not what I was expecting -I haven't seen the movie so I didn't even really know... Read morePublished 11 days ago by hz
I've seen many films adapted from Stephen King novels, and I'm a little ashamed to admit that this is his first novel that I've actually read, not including his memoir, On Writing,... Read morePublished 15 days ago by John Darryl Winston
I am late to this party, but prior to this the only Stephen King books I had read were 9/22/63 and Joyland. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Comrade_Bazarov