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Rereading Firestarter

Discussion in 'Firestarter' started by AchtungBaby, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I am rereading King's works in chronological order. Just started Firestarter tonight. I've mentioned several times that this is one of my least favorite King novels but it's really working for me this time. I feel like I'm able to actually involve myself in the story, unlike in previous readings.

    The wind is blowing pretty hard out and I think a storm is coming-- perfect reading weather....
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  2. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    I've been doing this too, but it's taking me a while. Started over a year ago, and am only up to Danse Macabre. :(
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  3. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    Funny how that happens. Isn't it?

    I love the old ones. They're like trusted friends who remind you that memory can be a trickster, but its jokes are usually in good fun.
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  4. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I remember Charlie and Andy running from The Shop from page one but can't remember at what point did Andy realize who they were and what they wanted. Is this ever explained or pinpointed?

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...as they used to say about a brand of spaghetti sauce....it's in there....
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  6. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I always love Firestarter.
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  7. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing right around the time
    he found his wife dead in the closet?
  8. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    Huh. The tone should be read with a period and not a question mark. I read this first but I was really little. Probably too young to be reading SK by most standards, but mom was a child psychologist and she did hand me the book. My family supported me and loved me unconditionally no matter what. So non sequitur but hell, what do you expect at this hour? I re read it at twelve ish ( right around the time I read My sweet Audrina, but after Lightening. Both books were inferior to Firestarter.
    I have more to say on this topic right now so without further ado, thanks for updating this thread.
  9. rpistus

    rpistus New Member

    It occured to me how interesting it is that while Stephen King wrote Firestarter, his son Joe wrote Fireman. :)
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...they also abused animals and peed the bed.....:biggrin2:.....JK of course, welcome!....
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  11. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Joe Hill wrote The Fireman in 1979? Impressive for a seven year old. :D:loyal:
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2017
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  12. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I very recently re read this. I remember not liking it at the time. I'm not even sure why now. It was a great read. Everything was explained very well to my satisfaction. Great stuff.
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  13. Zone D Dad

    Zone D Dad Well-Known Member

    I just started rereading Firestarter this morning. I originally read this as a kid and could remember almost nothing about it. So far, I'm really enjoying the pacing. The sense of urgency present in the writing makes me think this would've been a suitable Bachman book. So far there isn't any meandering - the story is unfolding at a pretty rapid clip.

    I also have an 8-year old daughter, which is really helping to drive this home for me.
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  14. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Just ordered a copy. I read it years ago, but can't find that copy. Perhaps termites got it.
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  15. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    More likely spontaneous combustion.
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