Joe Hill's The Fireman

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kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
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Spokane, WA
Love Joe's writing.
I love writing to Joe. Personal handwritten letters saying things like 'How did you get out of my attic?' or "It's time for you to get back in my attic.' or 'My attic misses you.' Stuff like that. So far he hasn't personally replied but I did get a letter from his lawyer asking me to 'cease and disist' and I can't be within 500 feet of him......:p
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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345,807
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Cambridge, Ohio
I love writing to Joe. Personal handwritten letters saying things like 'How did you get out of my attic?' or "It's time for you to get back in my attic.' or 'My attic misses you.' Stuff like that. So far he hasn't personally replied but I did get a letter from his lawyer asking me to 'cease and disist' and I can't be within 500 feet of him......:p
...and his dad won’t let me tour his kitchen....The unmitigated gall!....
 

Chuggs

Well-Known Member
Feb 6, 2012
3,777
6,422
Arkansas
I have The Fireman sitting in my bookshelf. Haven't picked it up yet; other things keep cutting in line. I started reading Nightmare and Dreamscapes years ago and still haven't gotten through it. Not because it's bad, I have quite enjoyed it, it just been a slow goer for me.
 

staropeace

Richard Bachman's love child
Nov 28, 2006
15,197
48,740
Alberta,Canada
I have The Fireman sitting in my bookshelf. Haven't picked it up yet; other things keep cutting in line. I started reading Nightmare and Dreamscapes years ago and still haven't gotten through it. Not because it's bad, I have quite enjoyed it, it just been a slow goer for me.
I love this book. Re-read it a few times.
 

Tooly

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Jul 13, 2014
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Victoria, Australia
Having trouble liking this one after 150 pages or so. Has anyone here read it? Wondering if it stays consistent throughout or if it picks up the pace the more it moves along. Reminds me a bit of Cell in terms of pacing. Thanks
Much the same for me. I thought I was going to be bitterly disappointed but, around 150-200 pages it turned the corner and actually ended up being my favourite book that year.
 

doowopgirl

very avid fan
Aug 7, 2009
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dublin ireland
Other than a few Locke and Key graphic novels, I've never pursued the writing of sai Kings progeny. My loss I'm sure, but I've got a bugaboo in my head about nepotism and opportunity. 'Small-minded' of me for sure, but that's the way I'm bent.
I must tell you, you must read some Joe Hill. Try the short story collections. Not for any other than they are great reads. 20th Century Ghosts is wonderful as is Heart Shaped Box. Promise me you'll try one.
 

mal

content
Jun 23, 2007
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I must tell you, you must read some Joe Hill. Try the short story collections. Not for any other than they are great reads. 20th Century Ghosts is wonderful as is Heart Shaped Box. Promise me you'll try one.
Hi doowopgirl! I wasn't going to promise but I saw the exact book you were speaking of in a bargain bin for 8 bucks, so I picked it up. I will put it on the winter pile and enjoy it then. I'm sure it'll be good. Thx, mal
 

Nomik

Carry on
Jun 19, 2016
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Derry, NH
I’ve had a signed copy for like two years and I’ve only made it halfway through. Part of that is my screen time addiction, my busy life, and a plethora of other excuses. I mean it was pretty good. I just wish I had finished it I guess I still could .
I keep going to the Joe Hill event around here in New England and meeting him and his wife, who is very sweet, And getting copies of signed books that I’m afraid to read. I have a no cameras what IAnd getting copies of signed books that I’m afraid to read. I have a nook i should just the books.
 
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