Firestarter Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 1981
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"You'll be bewitched by King's ingenious insights into human behavior, unique characterizations and novel dialogue."—Columbus Dispatch
"Stephen King is superb."—Time
“In a special and startling way, King has created a small American gem of a story.”—Chicago Tribune
“You’ll be bewitched by King’s ingenious insights into human behavior, unique characterizations and novel dialogue.”—Columbus Dispatch
“Stephen King is superb.”—Time
“Terrifying and gripping.”—The Miami Herald
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Firestarter seems to be an under appreciated tale, if such a thing were ever possible, from Stephen King. It never seems to be on any list touting his greatest works. It is, however, a very worthy story with strong characters mixed with a story that feels like it's smack dab out of the late 1970's TV show, In Search Of. ESP and government conspiracy cover ups were huge back then and, with how little people trust the government currently, it doesn't seem to be out of the possibility now. While its way too easy to say that this is simply a watered-down derivative of Carrie, Firestarter is much more and definitely worth checking out.
4 1/2 Hot Potatoes out of 5
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Unfortunately the Kindle ebook, was littered with errors. I'm absolutely astonished that the publisher didn't proofread the ebook. If publishers allow this many errors (seriously, you can't go ten pages without hitting one) then I have to ask: why would any author go through a major publisher these days? You could hire an editor and a proofreader and then finally proof it yourself and come out with a better finished product.
That said, the strength of the book itself still overcomes. Five stars.
That said, there is a lot of good stuff in Firestarter. While it's mostly a thriller, the more horror-leaning stuff is really, genuinely horrifying and the two main characters are very likeable and sympathetic, making their plight all the more frightening and sad.
All in all, a solid King novel and definitely worth a read for any fan.
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Stephen King is normally very good with creating characters that seem multi-dimensional and rarely entirely black and white. I like reading about what they THINK and what they FEEL and why they DO such and such after.
The plot is predictable though, the ending is sort of predictable too, but left hanging in the mid air.
Stephen King has written much better books, his short stories are absolutely brilliant. Read this one but do not expect too much.
Great used book. Nice to see others have enjoyed it as much as I did the first time round!!