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  • 4: It was good

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  • 3: Average

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Thread: Bracket #2: Firestarter (1980)

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    Default Bracket #2: Firestarter (1980)

    Firestarter, 1980

    Please vote for Firestarter using the following scale:

    5: I loved it
    4: It was good
    3: Average
    2: Only so-so
    1: I didn't like it

    If you haven't read this book yet, please vote Never Read. Feel free to discuss your votes in this thread.

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    Good book.

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    Yes, good book, but not one of King's best.

    sk

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    Totally characteristic of him, though. Not good like The Dead Zone, but a solid supernatural thriller.

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    This was the first SK HB I purchased new and read fast. Loved it.

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    Another really underrated '80s novel, like Cujo.

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    Really good, but gotta reserve the 5's for the best. So its a 4.
    Sloth Love Chunk

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    I thought I would be the only 5 in this bracket as normally when I discuss this book people are a little 'its ok, but not brilliant' so I am really pleased with the result on this

    While the writing is a little clunky and I can see why people wouldn't rate it as his best work, it holds a little place in my heart. One of the first King books I read and I was of an age that Carrie as a character really resonated with me. (not popular at school - check, crazy arse mother - check etc etc etc)

    So I give this a 5, I can sit down and read this and all those memories come flooding back, for better or for worse

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    Candy, I you aware this is Firestarter, not Carrie?
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    indeed!

    Candylove, I can always change your vote in any poll, just ask bears

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    indeed!

    Candylove, I can always change your vote in any poll, just ask bears
    oh crap!!!! told you my internet was playing up (god alone knows what other threads i have posted in by mistake)

    yes please Jean, if you could delete my vote and I will revote when I get home at the end of the week - on hotels wi fi at the moment so limited in time

    If anyone spots any other candy errors, please apologise on my behalf
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    only back on the site two minutes and fuckin up already

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    love, I am not sure that thing will let you vote again. Just tell me what your vote should be, and I'll put it there manually


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    Quote Originally Posted by BROWNINGS CHILDE View Post
    Really good, but gotta reserve the 5's for the best. So its a 4.
    Ditto this. I loved the idea of the secret government agency ("The Shop") and the plight of the father and vulnerable daughter fighting the evil forces. And the garbage-disposal scene--loved it! Another book begging for a re-read.

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    This book was good stuff. I gave it a 4.
    A true firewasp ninja would never wear such a ridiculous sweater.

    There's logic in nonsense.

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    Haven't read it. Not yet. No time! I want to build a machine. It will be called a Time Duplicator. It will allow me to create parallel universes, only for me, where I can do multiple things at the same time, and when the wormholes close, I will have the memories of all the things I have done.

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    candy - I have removed your "5" vote from here, but I still don't know what do you want me to make it instead

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    A 4.

    Though it is funny that I set this book on fire wile wasted and reading by hurricane lamp during a power outage. My eyes don't work so well when trashed and I removed the globe...ect. It was quite a shock to see smoke coming from the book you hold in your hands as you read. I still have yet to hunt down another copy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    candy - I have removed your "5" vote from here, but I still don't know what do you want me to make it instead
    Could you pop me a four in?

    Sorry for late reply, just got back to normal internet (5 an hour they charged in the hotel - robbing gets)

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    done!

    (even here I don't think I've ever heard of Internet at 5 an hour... although there still are things bears do not know)

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    One of my favorites of Sai King's books!

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    last chance to vote, the poll is closing!

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    I finally read this book just a few months ago. I've never seen the movie.

    After all the book and movie marketing imagery of the girl, I had no idea that story had such a focus on the parent/child relationship. I really liked that.

    4

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    that's the only thing I liked about it

    the poll is closed now...

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    The poll has closed. Firestarter has earned a FAS (final average score) of 4.111111111 or 82.22%, placing 4th in this bracket. It will not be moving on to Round 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    I've never seen the movie.
    Good, and vintage, though somehow a bit short of the book's sense. And George C. Scott did remarkable work as Rainbird, but great an actor as he was in general, in hindsight the idea that he's out of place in the role keeps coming back.

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