Review: Carrie – By Stephen King


Carrie by Stephen King

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

After reading Stephen King’s “On Writing”, which was the first book I ever read by him, I thought I should finally start reading the Master of Suspense’s books. I’m even a little ashamed I haven’t done so much earlier in my life, but hey, it’s never too late to make amends, right?

Having seen both the 1976 horror classic and the 2013 remake, I already knew what the story was about. Which is probably why I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I could have, because in many ways I never felt any surprise, or shock, when I should have.

Nonetheless it can’t be argued against that Stephen King’s first real novel is a classic in every sense of the word. The writing is pleasant, and makes you want to turn every page over until you finish. Which is probably why I finished this one relatively fast.

Also I really liked the way King worked all kinds of documents, interviews and excerpts from other books into the story, so that the reader could get a more thorough view of what exactly had transpired in Chamberlain.

I’m planning on reading more from King in the near future, but I think the movies ruined this read for me, and although the story is interesting and compelling, not a whole lot happens in the first act of the book. Once it does, however, you can’t stop reading until you reach the end!

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  1. My favourite of his is Misery. Carrie was okay to me too, but he keeps getting better with each book!


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