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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller—now a major motion picture!Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an experiment orchestrated by the clandestine government organization known as The Shop. But the outcome unlocked exceptional latent psychic talents for the two of them—manifesting in even more terrifying ways when they fell in love and had a child. Their daughter, Charlie, has been gifted with the most extraordinary and uncontrollable power ever seen—pyrokinesis, the ability to create fire with her mind. Now the merciless agents of The Shop are in hot pursuit to apprehend this unexpected genetic anomaly for their own diabolical ends by any means necessary...including violent actions that may well ignite the entire world around them as Charlie retaliates with a fury of her own...
Simon and Schuster
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"Ok. Far from SK’s best. "
"I listed to the audio book. It was a good read!"
"At its core, “Fire Starter” is a tragedy, but once it reaches its climax, it becomes very entertaining. The story for the most part is pretty slow, as it takes it’s time to build the characters and the story to make the final moments more impactful. The themes of manipulation also worked very well and it’s message was very well communicated. My only gripe is that that some parts go on for a bit too long and get somewhat boring, but even then, it doesn’t remove my enjoyment from this story. 84/100"
"Not scary enough"