All tagged Carrie White

I Know What You Need

“I Know What You Need” was first published in Cosmopolitan in 1976, and while the choice of maret may have been due to the story’s soap opera conceit, the story shows off one of Stephen King’s best qualities: the ability to build fantasy on top of a foundation of realism.

Quitters, Inc.

Though he cultivated a reputation as an iconoclast and literary rebel early in his career, the success of his first three novels and the Carrie movie, meant that by 1977 King was rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty. HIs stories at the time reflected the change in his surroundings.

Boogeyman

Stephen King’s work doesn’t lack in terrible parents, but Lester Billings in the Night Shift short “The Boogeyman” might actually be one of the most terribly relatable.

Carrie

Carrie is Stephen King’s first published book, and includes one of his most iconic scenes. But what else lies beneath the surface of this seemingly simple tale of revenge? Is it a sloppy first book by a young writer, or a broader play for social relevance that stands the test of time?