Saturday, December 10, 2016

Review: Carrie

Title: Carrie
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Doubleday
Year published: 1974
How I got this book: Bought it at Waterstones in Colchester
My rating: 4 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
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...

My thoughts:
I am so glad that I finally got around to picking this up. I've wanted to read it for a long time, as I haven't read a lot of King novels, just his short-stories. 

This is a story I was already familiar with before picking up the book, as I saw the 2013 movie with Chloe Grace Moretz, and absolutely loved it. The great thing about this book, is that it's not as scary as many of his other books, which meant that I could actually read this at night before going to bed.

It took a while to get into, but I was expecting that, so it didn't bother me. There are no chapters in this book, which I've never experienced before. Instead of chapters, the book is divided by the story and articles from after the ending of the story. I didn't really mind, the articles weren't my favourite, but it gave an interesting perspective to everything. 

I would definitely recommend this book to my friends, especially those who, like me, likes horror, but get scared easily. 

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