Dissecting ‘Carrie’

How does Stephen King’s ‘Carrie’ breakdown?

  • 60,718 words total; yet the title character only occupies 32% of the entire novel
  • 10 total POV characters
  • The epistolary sections add up to 18,333 words.
Character Words Percent
Carrie        19,322 32%
Epistolary        18,333 30%
Sue Snell           8,060 13%
Chris Hargensen           4,867 8%
Billy Nolan           3,388 6%
Principal Grayle           2,091 3%
Gym Teacher Desjardin           1,975 3%
Margaret White              938 2%
Tommy Ross              990 2%
Vic Mooney              754 1%
 TOTAL        60,718
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