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Firestarter ePub ¶ Mass Market Paperback ¿ [Read] ➬ Firestarter ➵ Stephen King – The Department of Scientific Intelligence aka The Shop never anticipated that two participants in their research program would marry and have a child Charlie McGee inherited pyrokinetic powers from he The DepartmeThe Department of Scientific Intelligence aka The Shop never anticipated that two participants in their research program would marry and When some cash poor college students volunteer for an experiment they have no idea of the Pandora's Box they are about to unleash Years later one of them Andy McGee is on the run from The Shop with his daughter Charlie Can Andy and Charlie evade The Shop before their world goes up in flamesFirst off for years now I cannot read the title without hearing the Prodigy song of the same name Maybe he'll follow this one up with a book called Fuel my Fire or Smack My Bitch Up one of these days to continue along the same linesFirestarter is one of those Stephen King books you don't hear all that much about A lot of people only know of it because of the movie starring Drew Barry in the 1980s Well people should know about it because it's a corking good readA 1960s experiment gave Andy McGee and his wife psychic powers It also altered their DNA enough to produce Charlie their immensely powerful psychic daughter whose abilities include pyrokinesis hence the titleFor a good portion of the book the suspense comes from Andy trying to stay one step ahead of The Shop The rest of it is the two McGees trying to escape The Shop's clutches The Shop and John Rainbird make fantastic villains because they aren't nearly as far outside the realm of possibility as evil cars and spider clownsLike a lot of Stephen King books the relationships between the characters keep the story going John Rainbird proved to be than the scene chewing villain I originally pegged him as Unlike the protagonists in Doctor Sleep I feared for Charlie and Andy almost constantlyI'd forgotten how brutal King was sometimes in his older books There are some parts of this one I'll remember for a long time Maybe Stephen King will revisit a character or two from this book before he goes to the clearing at the end of the path maybe as part of a Dark Tower storyAs I said before this is a very underrated King book I don't really have anything bad to say about it Four out of five stars

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At college Now the government is trying to capture young Charlie and harness her powerful firestarting skills as a weapon stephenkingcom I can find absolutely nothing bad to say about this book Firestarter is up there with 'Salem's Lot The Shining and It This one isn't as creep up on you scary as the aforementioned novels but Firestarter is terrifying To image a world wherein Charlie McGee exists is a scary thought indeed This is one of the few King books that has absolutely zero lulls in the narrative When the pace does slow King shows off his superhuman character development skills He doesn't simply make his character dev engaging he makes it entertaining as well You have fun while getting to know these characters and before you know it page one turns to page four hundred and you want to start all over again Books like this are the reason I'm rereading this man's entire catalog Notable namesPatrick Hockstretter CarrieThe Shop Tommyknockers The Stand and is mentioned throughout the Dark Tower series In summation In my opinion this is one of King's hidden gems People don't talk about it as much as they do his massive novels but Firestarter is one of his best and deserves your attention

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FirestarterHave a child Charlie McGee inherited pyrokinetic powers from her parents who had been given a low grade hallucinogen called Lot Six while This was an audio re read – I last read this probably 15 to 20 years ago My original remembered review was 3 stars and it will remain the same I always hope the second time will be better and it will move up to 4 or 5 stars but that just doesn’t always happenCan I confidently say why I am not going higher I give a few examples below but it is of a feeling a feeling that did not break as I worked my way through the book I kept hoping for moments that would make me wonder why I only remembered it as a 3 star book there just really were not any As I have been working my way through re reading King’s books this is the first one that felt just okay Over the course of the story not much really happens and a lot of plot points are rehashed The characters are fine but not as intricate or interesting as a Jack Torrance Randall Flagg or Johnny Smith Charlie McGee feels like a bit of a rehashing of Carrie White For me the pursuit in the first half of the book was much better than the second half which felt just flat after the climatic moments early on in the storyMany people will ask “what King do I recommend they start with” Lots of King readers recommend early King and Firestarter falls into that category Also as it led to a somewhat famous film in the 1980s at least cult famous people might think that Firestarter meets all the criteria for a great starting point I cannot say that I agree There are much better options – ‘Salems Lot The Dead Zone Pet Sematary The Shining and The Stand if you want to jump in feet first and sink up to your neck King has released around 60 novels and I don’t think Firestarter would even rank in my top 30 I would likely only recommend it if you are trying to work your way through all of King’s works