Carrie / Stephen King
August 13, 2012 § 1 Comment
Ok, I’m not a complete virgin to Stephen’s pen. I did have four titles already checked off his vast bibliography :
The Drawing of the Three
and The Colorado Kid
But it’s been seven years since I’ve had a crack, and last week I got a little itch to give King another go.
Carrie’s had nearly 40 years to enchant readers. But have you actually read the book? You probably saw the movie.
Prom night. Pig Blood. Sissy Spacek.
That was the totality of my thoughts when someone mentioned King’s first published novel.
Plot points need not be rehashed here. However, what I do want to stress is that Carrie is a damn fine book. Short and sweet. A pre-doorstopper text. In Carrie, King may have crafted one of his most sympathetic characters (says the guy who’s actually only now read 5 of his books) regardless that she takes out over 400 fair citizens.
Now in its fifth decade Carrie has aged well. A timeless tale well told.
Cheers, Mr. King. Three taps to the head.