Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates. Carrie White may be picked on by her classmates, but she has a gift. She can move things with her... This description may be from another edition of this product.
The gothic element in American literature spans many genres, and has woven an ever present thread from Washington Irving's famous equestrian, all the way down to Stephenie Meyer's interpretation of the heirs of Vlad the Impaler. Leveraging the fine works of previous generations, two Twentieth Century American authors, Stephen King, and V.C. Andrews, created characters and settings which distilled the gothic element to a rarified degree.
Fifteen years ago, I read Carrie and it inspired me to never pick up another Stephen King book again. But I want to understand! So to celebrate Billy Summers and understand the phenom, I asked his biggest ThriftBooks fans to tell me what they love so much. Maybe they’ll inspire me to pick up a King title and give him a try?
Ordinarily this would be prom season. But we aren't in ordinary times, are we? Prom is just one of many things that many 2020 high school seniors are missing out on this spring. As we collectively work through our disappointment over our losses, we can find catharsis in fictional experiences.
It's been quite a week for Stephen King with the releases of both It Chapter 2, the movie and his new novel, The Institute. But then again, with about 80 books and dozens of hit movies to his name, maybe it's just like any other workweek. In any case, we're superfans and wanted to showcase a few of our top picks from the versatile author. (Psst, it's not all horror)