I can't imagine being in a place where no one else likes Stephen King... it gives me shivers! :eek2:
I have read Firestarter more than once and I am always finding relevance with the political and scientific communities.
I do believe that if 'they' could find talent like Charlie's, 'they' would try to harness it for their own rotten purposes.
Long days and pleasant nights.
I read Firestarter at least once a year. It was one of the first books I picked up by SK and to this day, I regard it as one of the best. I love the complexity of Rainbird and the relationship between Charlie and Andy. This book also shows how effortless SK manages to put large amounts of backstory into his novels without boring the pants off of people. Also, the amount of research he must have done is astonishing. Just my little opinion, anyway.
Yes I really enjoyed Firestarter ,very intriquing, makes me want to read again!
Yes that is unacceptable, no one liking Mr. King!, you should start something! Like, I don't know maybe a protest, something like that!:wink2::biggrin2:
God, it's so long since I read this novel. I read it a few times as a teenager and thought it was great. Thinking back on it, I agree with John in that it is one of SK's most political novels. He handles the whole evil government plot very well and the relationship between the father and daughter is beautifully handled. Just thinking about it makes me want to read it again. I suspect I'd get much more out of it this time around.
I read 'Firestarter' some time ago, and I agree about the Political angle which seemed to me quite radical at the time. The inclusion of the damaged native american psyche was also interesting from a spiritual point of view.I drew a few comparisons to 'Carrie' in the development of the plot, a personal journey from self defense to total annihilation of self and others.
The thing I remember most about Firestarter is that it was so compelling, I actually read it in one sitting. (Okay I may have gotten up to go the restroom.):oops:
I finished reading an autographed copy of it the other night..I hadn't read it since I was a young 'un, and I got a LOT more out of it this time around...
Governments testing experimental hallucinogens on poor college kids...With the professors being agents involved.
Hmmm...maybe Tim Leary WASN'T really just in it for freeing the minds of my parents generation lol..
(Not that I think that goal was actually ever really achieved. They're just baby boomer slaves to the dwindling economy now, really. Guess they learnt their lesson, eh ? )
Nope, i read it. But it was sooooo long ago i'd have to read it again to remeber everything. i also enjoyed the movie. Drew Barrymoore was a good little actress.