Rereading Firestarter

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AchtungBaby

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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....
 

Pucker

We all have it coming, kid
May 9, 2010
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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....
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.
 

Nomik

Carry on
Jun 19, 2016
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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.
 

rpistus

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Jan 27, 2014
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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....
It occured to me how interesting it is that while Stephen King wrote Firestarter, his son Joe wrote Fireman. :)
 

Zone D Dad

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Apr 17, 2017
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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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