When giving tours of “Stephen King’s Bangor”, I would always tell the story of how Carrie was rescued from the garbage can (By Stephen’s wife, Tabitha) to become King’s first published novel. But, I always felt a little twinge of guilt that I had never read the story.
I am kind of at a loss for what to write about it. It is a good revenge story. It is a book that should be mandatory reading for bullies because it does a good job of portraying the feelings of the abused.
I wasn’t really happy about some of the other, unnecessary violence toward other of the female characters — especially the pseudo-sexual violence. I just don’t dig it in any form. (I think this may be why I have also put off reading Delores Claiborne, too. But, it is on my list for the Catch Up Reading Challenge.)
As Stephen King books go, this is a must read. But, know that some of the subject matter may hit a little close to home for some readers.
Here is an updated list of books I will be reading for the 2013 Catch Up Reading Challenge:
Wizard & Glass: The Dark Tower IV by Stephen King Wolves of the Calla: The Dark Tower V by Stephen King
- The Song of Susannah: The Dark Tower VI by Stephen King
- The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower VII by Stephen King
- The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
Carrie by Stephen King
- Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
- Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (due to be published in 2013)
- Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
- Joyland by Stephen King (due to be published in 2013)
- The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore
Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore