Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Horror & Ghost Stories
Paperback Published on: 31/05/2007
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Puberty blues
Though many of the themes explored in King's first novel - the onset of puberty, teen angst, peer pressure and marginalisation - are developed further in n... READ MORE
Tim Mowbray at London Wall


Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates, is a Classic. Carrie is the novel which set him on the road to the Number One bestselling author King is today.

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 firststep 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.

Known to many as the father of modern horror writing, Stephen King is the voice of the underbelly of small-town America for a generation of readers. Making his name as the author of cult classics (with an equally strong legacy of film adaptations) including Carrie, The Shining, The Green Mile, IT, The Stand, Pet Sematary, Under the Dome and The Tommyknockers as well as the bestselling Dark Tower series.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444720693
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 200g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm

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Where It All Started.
For any Stephen King fan, Carrie is a fabulous book to see where the work started. It truly is a great piece of work leaving you in no doubt as to why he i... READ MORE
Half decent
It's the epistolary style which ruins this otherwise good novel. The letters/newspaper clippings don't really add to the plot or give further insight into ... READ MORE
The iconic story by Stephen King is a short but bloody read. For me, though, the way it is written ruined the story. The main story is interspersed with ex... READ MORE
Janet Anne Mitchell
I bought this book to see how similar it was to the movie (I prefer the movie) but the book is still pretty good. Stephen King is one of my favourite aut... READ MORE
Laura JH
One of his best books
Carrie was one of his first books and personally Is my favourite. Id recommend to anyone starting to read Stephen King. Her story is so sad and is written ... READ MORE