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I have always wanted to pick up Carrie and I finally was able to find a copy of it.
Since I saw many film adaptions of this book first, it was kind of weird reading the different viewpoints of the novel – but it worked. I enjoyed reading the different perspectives within the novel, it gave a special insight into the minds of everyone else, something many books lack.
I definitely didn’t find it scary. It made me feel horrible for the treatment of the girl, and it made me understand why she was so evil, but I wasn’t scared. The films left me a lot more horrified then the book did (and books have left me scared before. The first Temperance Brennan book did just that).
It was well written – the writing style was strange at times, but it’s easy to follow.
I was definitely amazed at the idea behind this book. How did Stephen King think this up? That thought went through my mind numerous times while reading. It’s a wonderful idea and he did it justice.
Overall, it was a good story and I want to read more by Stephen King. He’s quite the genius!
Four out of five stars.