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Author: Stephen King
Firestarter is the story of Andrew and Charlie McGee, a father-daughter pair on the run from a government agency known as The Shop. During his college years, Andy had participated in a Shop experiment dealing with lysergic acid, a trial that gifted his wife, Victoria Tomlinson, with minor telekinetic and telepathic abilities, and given him an au...  more »
ISBN: 1704
Edition: Unabridged
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3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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venus avatar reviewed Firestarter on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
A personal favorite of mine of King's. The story of a man trying desperately to keep his dangerously gifted young daughter out of the hands of the government. The well-shaped characters, as always, draw you not only into the story itself, but into the personal lives of those within the story. Like an incredible meal, he never fails to leave you yearning for more, yet oddly satisfied.
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Stephen King's most terrifying evil chiller..surpassing Carrie, The Shining, and the Dead Zone.
Tony500 avatar reviewed Firestarter on
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A great read on a dark night!
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This book was ok. I didn't enjoy it as much as other King books. When it got the end I just wanted it to be over. It got annoying for me. The beginning and middle were good because you feel sorry for the characters and want everything to be ok. Towards the end I just didn't care anymore.

Innocence and beauty unite with evil and terror...
First, a man and woman are subjects of a top-secret government experiment designed to produce extraordinary psychic powers.
Then they are married and have a child. A daugther.
Early on the daugther shows signs of a wild and horrifying force growing within her. Desperately, her parents try to train her to keep that force in check, to "act normal". Now the government wants the brainchild back-- for its own insane ends.
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Stephen King's books about creepy little kids are absolutely the scariest! Read it, you'll love it!
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This was a slow start for me. However, it did pick up and made for a much better story.
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great early King.
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Typical King good read
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Classic Stephen King, story of a girl with the ability to light things on fire with her mind.
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This book is classic Steven King-with psychological creepiness that stays with you long after you finish the book. This book tells the story of the lengths a father will go to protect his daughter. This is a great read!
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A Classic for Stephen King fans.
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Good read, Lots of detail, similar to the movie, however, much better than movie
Hellraiser avatar reviewed Firestarter on + 110 more book reviews
Great first half, but it gets soooo slow and boring when the dad and kid are captured by a government organization.
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This was one that I'd been waiting to get my hands on! It was a great read - all of you Stephen King fans out there who haven't read his earlier works should grab this up - you won't be disappointed!
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This was one of the first Stephen King books I ever read and I really enjoyed it.
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This is one of Stephen King's books, what more do I have to say