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Firestarter
Firestarter
Author: Stephen King
The Department of Scientific Intelligence (aka "The Shop") never anticipated that two participants in their research program would marry and have a child. Charlie McGee inherited pyrokinetic powers from her parents, who had been given a low-grade hallucinogen called "Lot Six" while at college. Now the government is trying to ...  more »
ISBN: 51360
Pages: 371
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Viking
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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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.
reviewed Firestarter on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Stephen King's most terrifying evil chiller..surpassing Carrie, The Shining, and the Dead Zone.
Tony500 avatar reviewed Firestarter on
Helpful Score: 1
A great read on a dark night!
reviewed Firestarter on + 69 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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.

FROM THE BOOK:
Innocence and beauty unite with evil and terror...
FIRESTARTER
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.
reviewed Firestarter on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Stephen King's books about creepy little kids are absolutely the scariest! Read it, you'll love it!
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