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Firestarter got me started

Discussion in 'Firestarter' started by Paddy C, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Paddy C

    Paddy C All Hail The KING...

    I'd like to take the opportunity to thank my Dad, another Constant Reader, for letting me read his copy of Firestarter back when I was in my early teens.
    I can still remember the buzz I got from my introduction to Mr. King and how I, in turn, became a Constant Reader as a result.
    Eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Firestarter/The Eyes of The Dragon omnibus that I recently ordered through EBay and my first re-read in absolute ages.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...my dad got me indirectly hooked...meaning he bought Salems Lot and wanted me to read it...if I liked the product he would give it a shot...at 89 he's still a fan...
  3. Paddy C

    Paddy C All Hail The KING...

    And, indirectly, you got your Dad hooked GNTLGNT. Brilliant!
  4. Toni_S_UK

    Toni_S_UK Well-Known Member

    I just finished Firestarter today, I really enjoyed it :)
  5. Dynamo

    Dynamo Well-Known Member

    While it wasn't my introductory King book, or even one of the earlier ones I read, as well as I can remember the film was most likely my first exposure to Stephen King. I was probably 5 and I'm pretty sure we didn't sit down and watch it from start to finish but I remember being at a friend's house and seeing bits and pieces of it and the climax. I doubt the name Stephen King meant anything to me yet, I was probably just watching because I had a crush on Drew.
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  6. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    "I've been running hot,
    You've got me ticking gonna blow my top."

    Rainbird was a fascinating character, what do you guys think? Anyway, I liked this book and I've read it twice.
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  7. Dynamo

    Dynamo Well-Known Member

    Rainbird was cool but I thought his whole motivation and the leap in logic that Charlie was the key felt a little flimsy.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....Rainbird is one of my favorite King characters, and given the diverse array of humanity he's drawn for us-that's saying something....and I don't find his "motivation or leap of logic" in anyway contrived....some people just have a spooky ability to see past the trees and view the whole forest....
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  9. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I agree.
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  10. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I'm a bit late (just seeing this thread now) but wanted to tell you I really enjoyed the story The Eyes of the Dragon


    A bit late but
    Welcome - I cannot remember if you posted in the Newbie section or not :m_curious: :monkey:
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  11. Paddy C

    Paddy C All Hail The KING...

    I think I did, Neesy. I've been made to feel more than welcome since joining. Thanks to yourself and others...
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  12. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Firestarter is one I didn’t ‘get’ until I reread it a couple times.... now I number it among my favorites. It’s one of those that is hard to put down once begun.
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