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Firestarter: A Novel by [Stephen King]

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In a special and startling way, King has created a small American gem of a story. (Chicago Tribune)

You’ll be bewitched by King’s ingenious insights into human behavior, unique characterizations and novel dialogue with its nuances of terror. (Columbus Dispatch)

The most tightly plotted of King’s chillers, this is also the most terrifying. For the evil here is human and wholly credible…His finest novel yet. (Cosmopolitan)

Stephen King is superb. He has written
Carrie, The Shining, Salem’s Lot and The Dead Zone, among other bestsellers…This is his highest Fahrenheit reading yet. (Time Magazine)

Impressive…expert, fast-paced suspense…an exciting thriller. (Providence Journal)

Terrifying….meticulously realized backgrounds and strong threads of human compassion…a gripping piece of entertainment. (Miami Herald)

Heartstopping suspense. (Denver Post)

Relentless horror on a grand scale….a hefty adventure…exhilarating. (New Haven Register)

Excellently plotted horror…the momentum never flags…the sweaty brow of the reader as he rapidly turns those pages makes it obvious that Stephen King has done it again. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

The master of the psychothriller deftly weaves his plot…King at his best. (Associated Press)

Stephen King serves up a new sizzler…hot…King does this genre better than anyone else out there. (Playboy)

Eerie, scary…goes beyond frightening. (Publishers Weekly)

When the story gets going, it really cooks…boy, does he deliver. (Fort Wayne News Sentinel)

Fired with imagination and protest. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

There is no question that in the contemporary realm of Horror and the Supernatural, Stephen King is, well, king of the genre. (Houston Chronicle)

Frightening, compelling. (Indianapolis Star)

Great reading. (Baltimore Sun)

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Fairy Tale, Billy SummersIf It BleedsThe InstituteElevationThe OutsiderSleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of WatchFinders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and a television series streaming on Peacock). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark TowerItPet Sematary, and Doctor Sleep are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. 

 

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B018ER7KK8
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Scribner; Reissue edition (January 1, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 1, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5051 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 420 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0451167805
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 2,715 ratings

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Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His first crime thriller featuring Bill Hodges, MR MERCEDES, won the Edgar Award for best novel and was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award. Both MR MERCEDES and END OF WATCH received the Goodreads Choice Award for the Best Mystery and Thriller of 2014 and 2016 respectively.

King co-wrote the bestselling novel Sleeping Beauties with his son Owen King, and many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films and television series including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.

King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for distinguished contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.

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3.0 out of 5 stars It will not outshine King's earlier stories
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