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Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 2016 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Stephen King’s “gem of a story” (Chicago Tribune) about a child with extraordinary psychic powers who is on the run from the government. A #1 national bestseller.

Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson participated in a drug experiment run by a veiled government agency known as The Shop. One year later, they marry. Two years later, their little girl, Charlie, sets her teddy bear on fire by simply staring at it.

Now that Charlie is eight, she doesn’t start fires anymore. Her parents have taught her to control her pyrokinesis, the ability to set anything—toys, clothes, even people—aflame. But The Shop knows about and wants this pigtailed “ultimate weapon.” Shop agents set out to hunt down Charlie and her father in a ruthless chase that traverses the streets of New York and the backwoods of Vermont.

“Terrifying and gripping” (The Miami Herald) Firestarter is chilling proof that “Stephen King is superb” (Time).

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Review: Firestarter

User Review  - Randal Mcdonald - Goodreads

Despite the lower ratings here I thought this King book was excellent. At times you really wonder where the imagination that drives his story telling comes from. The story revolves around good v evil ... Read full review

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User Review  - Glen - Goodreads

Again reading an older Stephen King novel I find that his story telling ability draws the reader in more quickly than his newer releases. Firestarter was fast paced and grasps the reader by the throat ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes End of Watch, the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Finders Keepers, Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel), Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63—a recent Hulu original television series event—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 as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers. His epic series, The Dark Tower, is the basis for a major motion picture from Sony. He is the recipient of 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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