First Lines: Carrie

Of course, I have read Carrie before. Just not in English. So when I had to do some traveling by train where lugging around a big-ass hardcover isn’t entirely practical, I picked up the smallest, unread paperback from the shelf. (Only to return with over two kilos of books, including Stephen King’s latest, but that’s another story.)

Since there’s nothing much that needs to be said about Carrie—who doesn’t knows the story of the blood-soaked teenager who destroys the entire town, or that l’enfer, c’est les autres?—I’ll won’t bore you any longer.

Book read
Stephen King — Carrie
First line
News item from the Westover (Me.) weekly Enterprise, August 19, 1966: RAIN OF STONES REPORTED