Carrie Carrie by Stephen King
My review
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It’s been a long time since I read this one. Long enough that I really don’t remember having read it at all. Well, I read it this time in less than a day. It is just as good as I think I remember it.
We’re all familiar now with the iconic image of Sissy Spacek as Carrie on prom night, ready to go bananas on Chamberlain, Maine. But more interesting to me was the influence of the fundamentalist religious mother on Carrie, who helped, along with the teasing girls of high school, push her over the edge. I was pleasantly surprised at how well King did with the character development here.
Definitely worth rereading if you haven’t done so in years, like me.
Next up is Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, by Douglas Adams.