“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…”
This was a great book. Hard to believe that this was Stephen King’s first published work.
Starting off with talking about the narration since I did read this on audio, I think it was good put it also had one problem to it. Sissy Spacek was the one who narrated and I think she did a decent job at bringing the story to life. She was the original actress to play the character in the first movie adaptation of this book so I can understand why the publisher decided to go with her as the narrator. My biggest complaint however is that I don’t think that she was the right narrator for this book. This book takes place in Maine so would have loved to have had a narrator that was either from Maine/New England or could capture the essence of the accent that people from this area have. Sissy Spacek, while good, did not have that accent (she had a southern one as she is from Texas) so that kind of drew me out of the story. It is not to take anything away from her (like I said she did a great job narrating otherwise), I would have just liked to have seen that New England accent shown in the narration.
Going into the plot line of this book, I think it was an interesting one. King always has these really gripping plot lines that make any reader of his books just completely engulfed within the story. I liked how this wasn’t just straight up text told from the perspective of just one character. We, the readers, got to see multiple perspectives from all the major characters that were somehow involved in Carrie’s life. It was slow at times but overall, a good plot line.
Overall, I think this book was great. Stephen King has so far not let me down with any of the books of his that I have read so far (I’m trying to read one each month). All of them have been gripping and I can’t wait to continue on with more of his works.