Carrie, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


Carrie White is no ordinary girl.Carrie White has the gift of telekinesis.To be invited to Prom Night by Tommy Ross is a dream come true for Carrie - the first step towards social acceptance by her high school colleagues.But events will take a decidedly macabre turn on that horrifying and endless night as she is forced to exercise her terrible gift on the town that mocks and loathes her . . .


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(spoiler alert)I’ve never seen either the classic or remake films. Just not very good with on-screen gore. But of course I know (deep breath) that it’s a menstruation/female body horror featuring telekinetic teen Carrie going postal at her high school prom after being doused in buckets of blood by her bullying fellow pupils. Luckily Stephen King’s novel is constructed to be spoiler proof, revealing all its key elements right at the start while teasingly holding back on the detail. This is a master class in storytelling, braiding together the events leading up to the prom from the characters’ viewpoints with post incident reportage and survivor’s accounts. There’s huge pleasure in being granted the godlike status of always knowing more than both the doomed protagonists and those speculating on their actions and motives after the event.

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