All the Time in the World

My taste in reading material is wide and varied: SF/fantasy/"speculative fiction", mysteries (police procedurals, mostly), history, fanfic, straight fiction, smutty vampire books, biographies, poetry, cereal boxes, assembly instructions, the fine print, and your mind.


Carrie - Stephen King I've always found it interesting that aside from Carrie, most of the successful movie adaptations of Stephen King's writings have been the non-horror stuff - "The Body" (Stand By Me) and "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" (The Shawshank Redemption) are the two that particularly come to mind. For that matter, I don't know that Brian di Palma has directed anything as good as Carrie in the 30-plus years since.

What really rang true for me was the cruelty of Carrie White's classmates - the shower scene, and the disastrous plot to humiliate her on prom night.

Still one of his best.