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Faces in the Fire Paperback – July 12, 2009
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Interesting facts about me:
-- Past odd jobs have included trimming Christmas trees, working the graveyard shift at a convenience store, and cleaning a cadaver storage room as a janitor.
-- As a teen, I was an undefeated 3-0 in air guitar competitions, in which I performed songs by ZZ Top. No, really.
-- I enjoy pudding.
Top Customer Reviews
The stories of four dissimilar people cross paths - a long haul truck driver and sculptor with no memories beyond the past six months, a notorious spammer with terminal cancer, a tattoo artist/heroine addict, and a hit man with the world's most bizarre weapon - guided by unexplained visions of catfish and seemingly random numbers scribbled on a napkin. Confusing? You bet, but Hines is a master storyteller, and cleverly guides the unsuspecting reader through his series of devious traps before delivering a knockout climax that is beyond clever.
Like the brilliant film "Memento", "Faces in the Fire" is a twisted tale of noir that demands a second look - or read, in this case. A great choice for those last lazy days of summer beach reading.
Their lives cross each other's, and they are changed forever.
I can't go into more detail without giving away the whole plot, but I couldn't put it down!
Read it. If you like imaginative books you'll really like this one.
After reading the book I spent two hours (literally) telling my wife about what I had read. Not an easy think to do with this kind of story. Normally I don't do this but I found myself very confused about what I had just read. Not that the story itself was confusing but the reasons and power behind it were not clear so if figured by talking it through I might find something I missed. Unfortunately the talk didn't help much. Without giving anything away, this is supposed to be a story about redemption but my problem lies in who was doping the redeeming? A generic form of god was mentioned once and that was it. To me the redeemer in the story was superstitious and even demonic. How else would one take something that is obviously evil and have good things (most of the time) come from it.Read more ›
I was so excited to try this because I love supernatural, mysterious mysteries, but this one could not catch or keep my attention. The story and character development promised was not there for me. Took me months to plow through enough to come up with an assessment, threatening my participating in the Vine program. Writing books is hard work, getting them published even harder. Consequently, even if I don't enjoy a book, I try to find something in my reviews that might signal its interest for another reader. Tough here: All I can say is if you like uniquely odd sequencing in a noir treatment, you might enjoy it. Might.
Overall, the cover and publisher's comments were intriguing, but the prose did not engage me and the odd sequencing of the book was a deal-breaker.
FACES IN THE FIRE is written in four stanzas, telling the stories of four different people, beginning at chapter 34. Stanza one is devoted to Kurt, an artist and truck driver by occupation. Kurt's sculptures are curious works of art: simple objects such as a tree or a fish but with a haunted face somehow perceptible in each and every one. Kurt is preoccupied by his own amnesia as well as a mystical ability that he possesses but can't explain. A recent fire is the only thing he remembers of his life, and he hears things --- unusual things. Kurt frequents estate sales in search of some distinctive item of clothing to add to his collection. These items of the deceased call out to him in some way, perhaps retaining an essence or last wish of their owner. At a time when Kurt is alone, he can hear voices emanating from a shirt or a pair of shoes, moaning a cry for help or a lingering lament.
Stanza two is for Corrine, a self-proclaimed bottom feeder of society. Corrine is an email spammer who seemingly exists solely to complicate the lives of average people. She is quite skilled on the computer and spends her free time at the hospital. She has a rare form of cancer that is highly curable in many cases but in hers has proven refractory to treatment. It seems that Corrine has always led a difficult life compared to most, initially supporting herself by selling magazines door-to-door and then moving on to an illustrious criminal career on the Net.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Protestant warning: if you're expecting an explicitly Christian book where God's praised and people get saved, go back to your Bible, this doesn't have much in the way of Biblical... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jason Brown
Truck Driver Kurt Marlowe woke up one day without a memory, an admittance letter to a truck driving school and lots of cash in a money belt. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by V. Irene Vega
In a previous review of T. L. Hines I stated that he was writing a lot like Ted Dekker. Here is the proof. Read morePublished on September 4, 2012 by Avid Reader
Very disappointed in this novel. It was identified as "Christian" reading material and it was not. The book was full of new age and supernatural substance. Read morePublished on February 8, 2012 by nmgigi
TL Hines' 2009 Faces in the Fire is a supernatural themed book that tells a story of four unrelated people. Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by akettle
T. L. Hines is a well-established writer in the paranormal suspense fiction category among Christian authors - personally I thought that was an oxymoron, that most Christians... Read morePublished on December 12, 2010 by K. Sozaeva
Magic numbers, mystical Chinese company, a substance called Black Tar, ghosts, people with special powers and tattoos that appear out of nowhere. Read morePublished on August 15, 2010 by NorthShoreCanary
The story starts out with Kurt listening to dead people's clothing talking to him, he is all ways buying out sales where the person had dies and he packs them away... Read more