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Friday, February 26, 2010

Classic Friday (3): Carrie

So today's is a hybrid post :) Both a Classic Friday AND Book to Movie!! Enjoy~

Title: Carrie
Author: Stephan King
PAPERBACK
Publisher:
Pocket
Release Date: November 1, 2002
Geared Towards: Adults
Extra Info: The first publication of Carrie was in 1974.

“What happens if there are others like her? What happens to the world?”


Summary: Carrie White was always a misfit at school, she was always tormented and teased at school. Her mom was religiously zealous, so religious that it becomes an obsession. Then one day, she gets her first period while in the showers after gym. She is made fun of horribly, and Carrie is confused and scared, because she knows nothing about periods and such stuff. The girls’ gym teacher, Miss Desjardin, punishes the girls. One of the girls, Sue Snell feels bad and decides to let her boyfriend, Tommy, the most popular guy in school, take her to the prom. But another one of the girls, Chris, is very very angry, especially because she has been kicked out of prom, and she has a little way of getting back at Carrie. Two words. Pig.Blood.

At first it was just a prank, dump pig blood on Carrie when she gets “crowned” as Queen at prom. But when the prank has ended, the laughter subsided, and the blood drenched on Carrie’s dress. Carrie’s anger shows her hidden side, her telekinesis, and the whole of Chamberlain, Maine, will feel the hell of Carrie’s anger and power, starting with the prom.


Wdebo’s Review: I am a big fan of Stephen King books, but the thing I hate about them is how long it takes for any thing to happen. In the beginning it hints to some action and interesting stuff; however, nothing ever actually happens, until the middle, which is like 200 pages. So, I was very thankful when I saw how thin Carrie was. After reading it, this one became on of my favorite Stephen King book because, not only did it jump right into the action at the very beginning of the book, it was actually very intersting. Telekinesis is a very interesting and novel subject.


Carrie is a very interesting character, though at first you feel bad for her and just hate all the girls, I had very mixed feelings about her, I wasn't sure if I should hate her or pity her in the end. All the other characters were pretty ugh.


Cafe Cover Chat: The cover is weird (like the book), but its pretty interesting and a little disturbing. (B-)


All in all, a very interesting and good Stephen King book, that all Stephen King lovers will hopefully enjoy, and others hopefully will too.


Grade: A-


Thoughts on the movie: So, I didn't watch a lot of the movie, I watched the prom scene and on and a little before, and since it was on AMC, so there were lots of scenes that were cut out. The movie was actually not that bad, it was ok, but just cheesy, and the cheesy-ness made it kinda funny, which I'm sure the director was not going for. But it was a pretty good movie none the less. (B-)


Wdebo :)

1 comment:

  1. To be honest, I never knew Carrie was by Stephen King. But now I know that it is a book, I'll look into it!

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