Firestarter

Firestarter

Book - 1980
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Young Charlie McGee is a very special girl. The result of scientific experimentation on her parents, she has the ability to create fires wherever and whenever she chooses, by force of will alone. On the run from sinister government agents with her telekenetic father, she only wants to forget her monstrous abilities, and live a normal life. When the pair are captured, Charlie must decide between saving her father and using her fiery powers at the whim of a government only interested in using her ... as a weapon!
Publisher: New York : Signet, 1980
ISBN: 9780451167804
0451167805
Characteristics: 401 p. ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: Fire starter
Call Number: KING, S.

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alicat1
Sep 28, 2015

Gripping novel; movie stars a young Drew Barrymore

JCLMelodyMK Jun 22, 2015

Having seen the movie I decided to read the book and did think it added a lot of the details that the movie missed.
I agree it is classic early Stephen KING. I found it very enjoyable.

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joliebergman
Apr 22, 2015

I just could not get into this one for some reason...

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Lesscott2003
Aug 14, 2014

Tiny hard cover edition - too hard to read.

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paisano
Oct 24, 2013

Your typical early Stephen King novel, lot of similarities to Carrie in this novel, but it was entertaining. An oldie but goodie!!

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Tiffanyjohnson
Jul 19, 2012

Hmmm, maybe I read it at a certain time in my life which colored my reading. I had just finished Shutter Island, which I found to be superiorly written in every way. Plus, I had such high hopes because The Shining is a favorite book of mine. I found the subject matter fascinating but the telling of the story was good, but not great. Still definitely a page turner, and worthwhile too, but I was just a tad disappointed in King's storytelling abilities this time around.

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ScorchingSun
Dec 06, 2009

Really absorbing. Dramatic, exciting.
Avoid the movie. Drew Barrymore and George C. Scott both miscast.

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