Firestarter got me started

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Paddy C

All Hail The KING...
Sep 18, 2017
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#1
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.
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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Cambridge, Ohio
#2
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.
...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...
 

Dynamo

Well-Known Member
May 12, 2017
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Denton, TX
#5
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.
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
81,027
307,984
56
Cambridge, Ohio
#8
"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.
....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....
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
56,659
206,943
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#10
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.
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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