Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected bookCarrie by Stephen King
Narrator: Sissy Spacek
Published by Random House Audio on August 7, 2012
Genres: Fiction / Horror
Length: 7 hours 24 minutes
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Stephen King's legendary debut, the bestselling smash hit that put him on the map as one of America's favorite writers
"Gory and horrifying. . . . You can't put it down." —Chicago Tribune
Unpopular at school and subjected to her mother's religious fanaticism at home, Carrie White does not have it easy. But while she may be picked on by her classmates, she has a gift she's kept secret since she was a little girl: she can move things with her mind. Doors lock. Candles fall. Her ability has been both a power and a problem. And when she finds herself the recipient of a sudden act of kindness, Carrie feels like she's finally been given a chance to be normal. She hopes that the nightmare of her classmates' vicious taunts is over . . . but an unexpected and cruel prank turns her gift into a weapon of horror so destructive that the town may never recover.
Why did I add Carrie to my bookshelf?
I actually have a very large collection of Stephen King’s books but I have been so focused on reading the books that I have received for review that I haven’t had the chance to read many of them. This year I hope to read one of his books every month and I thought that I would start with his first book, Carrie. It is a short book so I shouldn’t have too much trouble fitting it in. I have owned the audiobook for around 2 1/2 years and am looking forward to finally reading it!
What are your thoughts? Have you read this book? Would you recommend it?