Firestarter by Stephen King

Firestarter

First, a man and a woman are subjects of a top-secret government experiment designed to produce extraordinary psychic powers.Then, they are married and have a child. A daughter.Early on the daughter 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 i...

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Firestarter Reviews

  • Anne
    Buddy Read with my pal, The Jeff.I don't think the scariest thing about this book is the fact that this tiny kid has the power to potentially crack the Earth in half.Don't get me wrong...the thought of that curls my toes.The genius of this book is that your fear builds with the father's fear. And it...
  • Carol
    Pushes and shoves can be a dangerous thing....as can Fear, Pain and Fire! FIRESTARTER had me at the get-go with a super-intense, spring-into-action run as 34 year old Andy McGee and daughter Charlie, 7 flee for their lives with no money and only the clothes on their back. The story alternates betwee...
  • Jeff
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en1uwI...Damn hippy musicians!This was a buddy read with my bestest pal, Firestar.Stephen King sure as hell likes his characters with a heaping helping of psy-abilities. At the time of this writing, Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot, The Shining, The Stand and The Dead Zo...
  • Edward  Lorn
    I can find absolutely nothing bad to say about this book. Firestarter is up there with 'Salem's Lot, The Shining, and It. This one isn't as creep-up-on-you scary as the aforementioned novels, but Firestarter is terrifying. To image a world wherein Charlie McGee exists is a scary thought indeed. This...
  • Ron
    What I liked most about Firestarter was the bond between a father and his daughter. The character development is solid in this Stephen King story, especially considering the relationship of Charlie and Andy McGee. Maybe I liked this element of the book because they are the victims, and I always root...
  • Dan Schwent
    When some cash-poor college students volunteer for an experiment, they have no idea of the Pandora's Box they are about to unleash. Years later, one of them, Andy McGee, is on the run from The Shop, with his daughter, Charlie. Can Andy and Charlie evade The Shop before their world goes up in flames?...
  • Ashley Daviau
    While Firestarter doesn’t quite crack my top five King books, it does come pretty damn close! While I do find the idea of pyrokinesis and telekinesis fascinating and it is no doubt a big part of what makes this book so good, that’s not what makes this book great to me. For me, what really ...
  • Johann (jobis89)
    "You're a firestarter, honey... just one big Zippo lighter."Andy and Vicky McGee take part in a top-secret government experiment, gaining psychic powers. Then they have a daughter - Charlie. Charlie demonstrates even more power than her parents and they must keep her abilities secret, as the governm...
  • Manuel Antão
    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Page-Turning Foofaraw: "Firestarter" by Stephen King(Original Review, 1980-09-21)The popularity of "occult" novels haunts the science fiction community. We of all people are expected to pay serious attention to stories based on semiliterat...

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