Stephen King
Anchor Books/Doubleday, New York, 2011; originally published 1974, English
ISBN: 9780307743664

A 16-year-old misfit, denied everything by her fanatical mother and abused by her classmates, unleashes her terrifying telekinetic powers on an entire town.

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Ellen Lupton

After Kurt Vonnegut I read Stephen King, whose earliest books remain, to me, his most compelling. I feigned illness one Tuesday in ninth grade in order to consume Carrie without interruption. I was as shocked and aroused by King’s juxtaposition of straight narrative with fake news reports as I was by the mutual mass destruction of teenage girls. Any graphic designer interested in seeing popular culture practiced at its highest level will find astonishing inspiration in this camp masterpiece.

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