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Picked Firestarter back up after a decade

Discussion in 'Firestarter' started by The Walkin' Dude, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. The Walkin' Dude

    The Walkin' Dude Well-Known Member

    Still continuing my journey to read all of King, and I've just finished Firestarter. This is yet another one that I attempted to read back when I was much younger but couldn't get into. This book seems to get a lot of flak, but I quite enjoyed it. It's not one of my favorites, but I do like the fact that it's just full tilt science fiction as opposed to his usual work. Andy and Charlie are tremendous characters. Rainbird might be what I consider to be the creepiest character I've read so far. His obsession with Charlie is just very uncomfortable. This is definitely a story that will bother me forever unless I know what happened after the end. I need to know how it all turned out! I also wish we got to see more of The Shop, it seems like King kinda decided to just drop that idea from his work besides their brief mention in The Tommyknockers. I would be excited just to see them mentioned again honestly. I'd want to know what they'd think / do in events such as Under the Dome.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...Rainbird was a thinly guised pedophile...The Shop?, yeah-I've wished for another drop-in....
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  3. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Savin Firestarter for late in life. Part of my King backlog. I mean, I've seen the movie, but that just makes me think of my life long love of Drew Barrymore. Hey, we're, like, the same age, don't give me that look.

    Ah hell, I love ALL the Barrymores. Lionel is my favorite. George Bailey, you're worth more dead than alive...
  4. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    To be honest I'd be happy if I never read another word about the shop. The whole sneaky, ruthless government/military agency who do what they want at all costs has worn so thin that even King's versions of them either bore or annoy me. It was the same thing with Kurtz in dreamcatcher, way too cliché.

    Rainbird was one kings most chilling baddies because he wasn't a monster (in the normal sense) or demon, he was a cold man with no remorse, intent on seeing the fear in the eyes of a dying child.
  5. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I really need to re read Firestarter.
  6. Tooly

    Tooly Well-Known Member

    This is one book I didn't enjoy as much as I hoped. I remember feeling that it read like a bad Dean Koontz novel. Its the only one I haven't re-read, so obviously I should do so.
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  7. Paddy C

    Paddy C All Hail The KING...

    I re-read it a while ago and, honestly, enjoyed it just as much as I did years ago. The fact that I had read it before any of Mr. King's other works may have coloured my perception but the fact is that Firestarter was where it all began for me...
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  8. Toni_S_UK

    Toni_S_UK Well-Known Member

    It's not one of my favourites but I remember enjoying it while I was reading it :)
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