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More in the 'creepy and disturbing' vein. The hero is a former construction magnate who becomes an artist after losing an arm in an accident. Doom and disaster result. This was compulsive reading, and kept me hooked most of the way to the end. Fantastic sense of place, though I detected a misogynistic undertone that I didn't much like.

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My first Stephen King. Also, my first true wild catch on BookCrossing.

Charlie is the offspring of two participants in a highly unethical research project - the sort of thing that in another genre would result in superpowers. Actually, it does result in superpowers - Charlie is the titular firestarter. This is more about how she comes to use them, however.

The characters were all pretty forgettable. Particularly egregious in this respect is Charlie's mother, Vicky, who is a textbook example of Woman In Refrigerator - even if in this case she's in the ironing cupboard. Not wildly keen on the portrayal of John Rainbird, either.

On the whole, it was quite fun. Good for a train journey, and gripping enough that I wanted to read to the end, but I'm not sure that I'll be searching out any more King.

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