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Carrie by Stephen King ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Well colour me surprised! I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. It was my first SK novel (and not the last), and I’ve never seen a Carrie film!
I loved the style of writing. The way the story flits between different POV and points in time too. You knew the outcome because of what the excerpts from reports etc said, but it didn’t spoil it. If anything it built more tension and made me more excited to find out the details!
I was so surprised at the level of emotion I felt and in particular - sympathy for Carrie White. I had no idea how complex her upbringing was, no idea of the huge role that religion had on her family, and no idea how horrifically she was bullied.
I didn’t expect to feel so sorry for a character you often see depicted as evil and covered in blood! I also didn’t expect to start my period in sympathy with Carrie, on the very day I started reading it (King’s writing really is that powerful) 😂
I adored this book, and I’m ashamed to say that I had avoided it and many like it because I was so worried that horror wouldn’t always involve brilliant writing and story telling!
I shall slap myself on the wrist!!! (And go buy more King books)
Q: do you read horror? What’s your favourite, if you do?