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Carrie by Stephen King
  

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Classic King, originally published in 1974 when it truly shocked. Today we are somehow more used to horror, and thrills have to be really gory but back then it was atmosphere and build that counted. This has it to the hilt. Interspersed with newspaper reports, scientific papers and different narratives, it drip feeds menace across the pages until it all finally explodes. If you’ve not read a Stephen King you won’t go wrong starting with this quick and easy read.

If you like Stephen King you might also like to read books by Ray Bradbury, William Peter Blatty and Peter Straub.

Synopsis

Carrie by Stephen King

An exciting reissue of Stephen King's debut novel about an outcast teenager with a frightening power which put him on the map and set him on his journey as a household name. 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 ...

Reviews

Guaranteed to chill you - New York Times

Gory and horrifying ... you can't put it down Chigago Tribune

[A] genius for storytelling Daily Mirror

One of the few horror writers who can truly make the flesh creep - Sunday Express

About the Author

Stephen King

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 40 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.

Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.

Stephen King received the National Medal of Arts from US President Barack Obama on 10th September 2015. This is the highest award for artists given by the US government. Ahead of the ceremony Stephen King said, “I’m amazed and grateful.” Previous recipients of the National Medal of Arts include Ray Bradbury, John Updike, Philip Roth, Maurice Sendak, Harper Lee and Maya Angelou.

Stephen King photo © Shane Leonard

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Stephen King

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Paperback

Categories

Horror
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ISBN

9781444778106

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