Review From User :
Poor Carrie, all she wants is to be normal. Instead, she has telekinesis, a balls-on nuts mom, and a school full of bullies to deal with daily.
Her peers are hideous; particularly Tommy, who I picture as a douchebag who wears sunglasses inside, refers to girls as "bitties", and has his wallet attached to his pants by a chain he bought at Hot Topic.
We all know the type.
His girlfriend sucks too but she seems more a product of horrible parenting and peer pressure. I don't know, maybe I am going too easy on her...Carrie doesn't. : )
Anyway, Carrie has had enough and flexes her new power in the Stephen Kingyest of ways.
It's brilliant....every time I read it.
This time I had the pleasure of Sissy Spacek reading it to me as I ran around for the last two days.
Narrated by Sissy Spacek
Length: 7 hours and 24 minutes
Stephen King’s legendary debut novel about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.
Carrie White may have been unfashionable and unpopular, but she had a gift.
Carrie could make things move by concentrating on them. A candle would fall. A door would lock. Carrie White has the gift of Telekinesis.
This was her power and her sin.
Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offered Carrie a chance to be normal and go to her senior prom.
But another act – of ferocious cruelty – turned her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that her classmates would never forget.