We’re at the end! I’ve had a wonderful time re-reading this book, and I’m really looking forward to our next Stephen King Read-a-long of Salems’ Lot (the starting post and sign up will be up tomorrow mid-morning).
So let’s Discuss Part 3 of Carrie: Wreckage
Here’s some questions thought up by me and my co-host, Midnyte Reader:
1. If you’ve seen the movie, how did the book compare?
2. Carrie: Victim or Villain?
3. If you had TK powers what would you do with them?
Carrie is a great novel to start your Stephen King experience with (my own personal one was with Fire-Starter), because it’s not a horror novel per se, although I don’t think many of King’s books are horror books, but rather a look at teenage girls. In fact, King started Carrie after someone said that he couldn’t write a true female character. In the book both Carrie and Sue, and even Chris, are very real feeling. I knew girls like them growing up- well minus the TK powers. The butt of the jokes, the golden girl who was popular simply because she was both nice and pretty, and the mean girl who’s popular because people are scared of her. King gives these girls dimension, and puts you in their shoes. Even Chris, who is so easy to dislike, was easy to relate to, and even to feel sorry for. She got in over her head, as one does. Chris is full of anger that has no particular direction, she’s gotten everything far too easily in life and she’s bored. Carrie is the perfect target.