Book Reviews of Firestarter

Author: Stephen King
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451167804
ISBN-10: 0451167805
Publication Date: 8/1/1981
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 379 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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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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Helpful Score: 1
A great read on a dark night!
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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.

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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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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A Classic for Stephen King fans.
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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!