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Carrie Hardcover – May 1, 1990
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Praise for Stephen King and Carrie
"A master storyteller." --The Los Angeles Times
"Guaranteed to chill you." --The New York Times
"Gory and horrifying.... You can't put it down." --Chicago Tribune
“[The] most wonderfully gruesome man on the planet.” —USA Today
“Eerie and haunting—sheer terror!” —Publishers Weekly
“Shivering, shuddery, macabre evil!” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Stephen King has built a literary genre of putting ordinary people in the most terrifying situations. . . . he’s the author who can always make the improbable so scary you'll feel compelled to check the locks on the front door.” —The Boston Globe
“Peerless imagination.” —The Observer (London)
From the Inside Flap
ante caso de una joven en apariencia insignificante que se transformó en un ser de poderes anormales, sembrando el terror en su ciudad. Con pulo mágico para mantener la tensión a lo largo de todo el libro, Stephen King narra la atormentada adolescencia de Carrie, y nos envuelve en una atmósfera sobrecogedora cuando la muchacha realiza una seie de descubrimientos hasta llegar al terrible momento de la vengaza. esta novela fue llevada al cina y obtuvo un imenso éxito de público y de crítica.
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Don't get me wrong, this was a good book. It was good, but it wasn't the most amazing thing I've ever read. There were moments in the book where I was getting bored and wanted it to get more interesting. King's over-use of the parentheses got annoying over time as well. Seeing sentences like "Carrie was walking home (oh no oh no what will momma think oh no) and saw a boy on a bicycle." could have been avoided. It's not bad writing; it just isn't necessary being used as often as he used it. The plot isn't his usual level of creepy or scary, either. I'm not sure if he was aiming for this to be "horrifying", but it was more of an awkward creepiness than something that would scare you into staying up all night.
I did like the use of the newspaper articles and book sections, though. I thought that that was a good way to break up the main part of the book. The part following the prom disaster was well-written and kept my attention as well. He did a good job making me feel sorry for Carrie and, even though she was making terrible things happen, I still wanted to be on her side.
In all, this was a good book. It isn't King's best work, but it was his first novel, so I didn't expect it to be amazing. If you're a fan of his, give it a chance. If you don't really care for him or just want to read a few of his novels, you could pass it over without missing anything. Stephen King has talent; he just needed something like this to start off his career as a writer.
It's an interesting tale that's even more appropriate in this day and age, given the rise in school teasing thanks to the internet and cyber-bullying. It's also interestingly written, with a good portion of the story told in epistolary fashion -- in other words, a lot of the story is told through newspaper clippings, interviews, letters, etc. All of this felt a little unusual for a Stephen King novel, and I've read that he didn't really think too much of it after it was written. But again, it was his first novel, and a pretty great one at that.
If you're a Stephen King fan, it's a must read. If you're looking to get into King, but don't want to dive head first into one of his magnificent epics, this is also a great place to start.
Some of the science/establishment reaction feels a bit dated, but overall the novel still feels quite contemporary.
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First off, I want to reiterate that a 3 stars from me does not equate to a negative review.Read more