Catch Up Reading Challenge – Review 4

Stephen King's Carrie for the Catch Up Reading ChallengeAs I mentioned in a previous post, I have put off reading Carrie by Stephen King for a long, long time. I am now sorry I did.

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:

  1. Wizard & Glass: The Dark Tower IV by Stephen King
  2. Wolves of the Calla: The Dark Tower V by Stephen King
  3. The Song of Susannah: The Dark Tower VI by Stephen King
  4. The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower VII by Stephen King
  5. The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
  6. Carrie by Stephen King
  7. Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
  8. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (due to be published in 2013)
  9. Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
  10. Joyland by Stephen King (due to be published in 2013)
  11. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore
  12. Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore

About Paul H-C

Just an avid reader in the little town of Bangor, Maine (Yes, that Bangor...home of Stephen King). When I'm not reading and drinking coffee, I sell cell phones by the sea shore.
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5 Responses to Catch Up Reading Challenge – Review 4

  1. How many books do you read for the catch up challenge?

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