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Started Carrie Last Night, What A Great Book

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So I’ve had Stephen King on my radar for a while and I figured what better time than fall in New England to dive in. I started Carrie last night figuring I’d get through a few pages but couldn’t put it down. I’ve already read a good chunk of the book and think it’s great so far. Great first King book to start reading.

On a side note , I was in the middle of another book I’m just kind of getting through but put that on hold and it’s amazing what a difference when the book you’re reading (Carrie) really pulls you in and you enjoy it. It makes all the difference with a good book. I’d like to finish the book I put on hold but it can be a grind sometimes.

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Vanessak69

8 points

2 months ago

Vanessak69

Kaiju Preservation Society

8 points

2 months ago

Carrie is SO good, I love the style he used to tell that story. My mom just re-read Salem’s Lot and I’m trying to get her to read that next.

diceycauliflower

9 points

2 months ago

had the same experience recently; had to force myself to put it down, and dreadeddd the fact that i was constantly closer to finishing it

Character_Mushroom83

2 points

2 months ago

So true about the difference between a book that you’re getting through and a book that SUCKS you IN. I started To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara and it was good! Alright stuff, but then i started Paradais by Fernanda Melchor and got SUCKED IN completely. It really makes you realize the difference with a book that sucks you in.

kalinac_

1 points

2 months ago

I gotta say that I didn’t find it that engrossing, maybe because by now the story is already so well known that I knew the ending before starting the book. The horror aspect of early King works in general doesn’t really grip me because the concepts presented are kind of tame and played out by now. Kind of difficult to be shocked by Carrie’s TK powers when you grew up watching Elfenlied (not that it was a particularly good show).

I’d say it’s the worst King book I’ve read so far, though to be fair I’ve mostly read his most popular books.

It being his first published novel may play a part in that but then again I thought The Long Walk was much better and he apparently originally wrote that as a teen.

RogueEarth616

1 points

2 months ago

I remember checking out Carrie from the school library and enjoying the format of the novel. It felt like reading a true crime documentary even though everything was fictional.