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Time for a re-read, I think.

Discussion in 'Firestarter' started by Tanith, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Tanith

    Tanith Active Member

    I can't recall how many years it's been since I read this one, but I was just ambling among my shelves and it caught my eye.

    No particular reason, but I remember how very powerful the paranoia in the storyline was. It's been too long since I've enjoyed that...time to dive back in!
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  2. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    I don't remember it as well as I do Carrie and 'Salem's Lot, but always a good read.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I re-read it for maybe the 4th time about a year ago, and was amazed at how well it held up after all these years, and how my opinions on characters-particularly Rainbird had changed...
  4. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I'm rereading King's books in order and am on The Shining now, so I'll be rereading Firestarter soon-- probably in August or September.
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  5. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    My favorite of his earliest works, I think (The Stand excepted, of course!). I am at the point that I don't really feel the need to reread to get back to it, even though it's probably been a dozen years since I've read it. If I think on the story, it's there. I would love to try it on audio, though; it's always a slightly different experience that way, even when it's an old friend you're visiting. I only ever saw about 20 minutes of the movie but always meant to. It seemed like an OK adaption.
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  6. I re-read this one a few weeks ago, and now I am reading Finders Keepers. His style really has changed a lot over the years, hasn't it? It is like reading two different authors.
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  7. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Agree. IMO his writing was really paranoid and dark in the early days, now his writing seems a bit happier and lighter
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  8. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    Thats good your going to re read lol this is my favorite SK story.
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  9. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I did a re-read about 2 years ago and it surprised me all over again. Had forgotten a lot of the story because it had been so many years since my first reading. Great book.
  10. Susan Hood Parker

    Susan Hood Parker Well-Known Member

    Maybe will re-read this next, remember how much I enjoyed it, the idea, powerful characters, that seem to remain with me after all these years.
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  11. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    My problem is I have at least 3 dozen books on my "to read" pile, so how do I justify re-reading something for the fourth time?

    Then again, I've eaten many, many cheeseburgers since that one time I had sushi, so...
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  12. mmmm... Sushi :)
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