Fan submitted reviews of Firestarter (Novel):
Posted By: Cannonball - August 20th, 2012 1:08:35 pm EDT

This novel, published after The Stand, The Long Walk and The Dead Zone has something in common with all of those books. The common thread being Government as a cause or reason for others misfortune. Whether it's a Government created superflu , a totalitarian state, a politician who wants to start nuclear war or in the case of Firestarter , a secret Government agency known only as the Shop. There's one thing for sure. The Government can't be trusted. Charlie really is a hero and no character in the book is more sinister than Rainbird. Their relationship and the following betrayal lead to a hell of a climax. This is a very good novel.

Posted By: S.K.Rules - August 14th, 2012 6:16:37 am EDT

Just finished reading this book not to long ago and thought it was brilliant. The only thing for me was after there brought to The Shop it seemed rather long to read, it was maybe because I have been falling behind with my reading and want to get through a book as Buick as I can togetto the next one. Any way the book was an amazing anyhow it got real emotional near the ending and that's whats really made me love this book. 5/5

Posted By: LunarKitsune - February 14th, 2012 5:22:15 pm EST

I was reading this my senior year of high school when we were asked what one of our favorite books we had read this year was and give a summary, the only thing I could tell them was it was amazing and to read it for themselves no summary could capture the book without giving to much away

Posted By: Tumbleweed - July 26th, 2011 11:46:32 am EDT

awsome cant wait to grab

Posted By: Jay - July 14th, 2011 7:59:16 am EDT

This was an awesome book! It kept my full attention from beginning to end!! I was so mesmorized by this book (and most of Stephen's other books) that I would ignore everything around me and read for days!!

Posted By: Anonymous - July 9th, 2011 2:31:51 am EDT

love reading stephens books aways have . a little sicodic minded but injoy his books and movies .

Posted By: Anonymous - May 31st, 2011 4:06:47 am EDT

very first SK novel it was interesting i couldnt put it down :D just finished the shining too dark half is next xD

Posted By: Alli - March 8th, 2011 7:36:30 pm EST

This is the novel I first read, when I was 10, and haven't missed one since! I saw the movie and was obsessed so mum got me the book. I've now had 15 reading copies which I wear out or have never had back after lending out. But my fave copy is the one above, which I got at Betts Books in Bangor on my honeymoon!

Posted By: Blueboy - March 2nd, 2011 6:19:18 pm EST

the book is so much better than the movie. it kept me up half the night reading chapter after chapter. sad part is when charlie lost her only father. but all before that was excellent. firestarter such a thoughtful title for a little girl with an ability to ignite fires.

Posted By: William Johnson - January 24th, 2011 12:25:06 am EST

Stephen King is my favorite author and has always been. I have read Firestarter at least 300 times but am doing it once again I suppose out of habit; must show an indication to be my favorite novel by him. My aunt recently handed down twenty of her Stephen King novels down to me for my birthday, not in dilapidated condition either - nearest to mint as possible - I was overjoyed as could be. As I noticed Firestarter and Carrie were two of them they were basically set on pedastals to be displayed. Mr. King is by far a legend and I know my favorite beyond centuries. I do hope he responds or at least sees my comment, I can not begin to exaggerate the adoration and admiration I have for his works and his talent. I do hope Naomi, Joseph and Owen pursue a indepth career in writing and walk in footsteps of their father. Stephen King will most likely always be my favorite novelist.

Posted By: SilverStone2 - August 26th, 2010 5:50:51 pm EDT
I watched this as a movie and my friend said this book is good so i am doing it for a report
Posted By: Jacklgf - August 8th, 2010 4:47:52 pm EDT
Stephen King is my all time favorite author. I am been quoted many times on facebook saying that I think he is a genius. Firestarter is so compelling and just like the grip of electricity, it won't let it's reader go.
Posted By: Kyle - March 11th, 2010 11:30:05 pm EST
I read this a few months ago and sometimes I still cringe from the thought of someone ripping off my finger nails with a pair of plyers. Good read!
Posted By: Anonymous - March 9th, 2010 12:12:33 pm EST
Firestarter should be published as an unabridged audio book.
[This title, read by Dennis Boutsikaris, will be available April 2010.]

Posted By: Brady12 - July 17th, 2009 2:15:35 pm EDT
just finished the is one. this only the 4th novel that i have read but, is it even possible for a stephen king novel to suck? i dont think it is. im gonna start pet semetary here pretty soon.
Posted By: Bibli - February 15th, 2009 11:30:23 pm EST
The first book my mother gave me to read from Stephen. She figured it was the tamest of his books...and she was right. Awesome, my favorite of all time besides The Stand.
Posted By: Val* - December 27th, 2008 6:18:47 pm EST
I don't know how I could dislike this book. It's amazing, beautiful, fantastic... I love it!
Posted By: Werewolf5 - November 22nd, 2008 2:16:13 pm EST
Omg i saw the firesarter 1 @ 2.they were good movies but I cant believe her dad dies.So sad. And in number 2 I like the quiet kid that can use other peoples powers.I cant wait to read the book.
Posted By: Surveyor - November 3rd, 2008 12:02:05 am EST
Love all of your books.First one I read was The Stand.Wonder what it would be like to update Firestarter? Just a thought.
Posted By: AmareS - October 31st, 2008 11:19:57 pm EDT
Certainly a good novel. Although it is very sad and not a typical novel with a happy ending, you gotta admire the story and plot. A very engrossing book. Other King books i like are misery, the shining, carrie, and the green mile.
Posted By: Alex - October 16th, 2008 5:04:33 am EDT
Dear Mr. King, I have thought a lot before this e-mail to you whether it would be a good idea to disturb you with my request - but I have eventually decided I had to do this. So, please accept my apologies for any iconvenience at first. Secondly, I should apologize myself for my English which is not as good as it could be (English is not my native language). Charlie McGee became my love (in a good meaning of what love means) and I have kept this love in my heart for about 10 years. The story of a little pyrokinetic girl touched my heart - and I would like to ask you very much - if it is possible, please let me and others know what was the continuation of her story. Many years have gone since the time when she was a kid - but how did she become a grownup and what about her Z-factor (ability to have children)? Please let me know whether I can have at least an opportunity to know the continuation of the story. Thank you beforehand, Faithfully yours, Alex. PS. And please forgive me again for any inconvenience.
Posted By: Nico Pliskin - October 14th, 2008 5:49:38 pm EDT
this is a great book.
Posted By: Pulsar - September 11th, 2008 1:00:54 am EDT
Posted By: Bahamut Joo - July 30th, 2008 6:43:55 am EDT
Charlie McGee was a very bad girl when she burned the boots of the guy at the airport.The weird thing was that in the end she was adopted by the Manders,even after burning their farm.And King put on Pangborn's mouth in The Dark Half "Staying around you is like staying near a cave where a beast just came of...even if there is no more beasts inside you wouldn't like to stay near it.It's not your fault,but I don't think anybody will love you anymore."


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