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The Fireman By Joe Hill,

  • Title: The Fireman
  • Author: Joe Hill
  • ISBN: 9780062565334
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.The fireman is coming Stay cool.No one knows exaFrom the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.The fireman is coming Stay cool.No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one Boston, Detroit, Seattle The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton To everyone else it s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies before causing them to burst into flames Millions are infected blazes erupt everywhere There is no antidote No one is safe.Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground Now she s discovered the telltale gold flecked marks on her skin When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected To Jakob s dismay, Harper wants to live at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too if she can live long enough to deliver the child.Convinced that his do gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads armed, self appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore But Harper isn t as alone as she fears a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.In the desperate season to come, as the world burns out of control, Harper must learn the Fireman s secrets before her life and that of her unborn child goes up in smoke.
    The Fireman From the award winning New York Times bestselling author of NOS A and Heart Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilizati

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    1. Well, that was a spoonful of nonsense.It had a promising start with the outbreak of a disease known as Dragonscale which first manifests as dark marks on the skin Getting a free tribal tattoo might not sound that bad, but the real problem is that eventually infected people burst into flames and burn to death The damage caused by walking blowtorches and the fear of being infected have society teetering on the brink of collapse.Harper is a young nurse who discovers that she has contracted Dragonsc [...]

    2. The people in charge can always justify doing terrible things in the name of the greater good A slaughter here, a little torture there It becomes moral to do things that would be immoral if an ordinary individual did em.They have been trying to take us down for quite a while Some may enjoy the end of the world EotW arriving in the form of an incoming asteroid Hey, it worked for the dinosaurs Alien invasion is always popular Very big in the 50s, whether by maleficent alien civilizations or maybe [...]

    3. Did you read about the bacterium that thrives in volcanoes, right on the edge of boiling rock That s us Humanity is a germ that thrives on the very edge of catastrophe.It shows up on your skin looking like a form of stripes Beautiful black and gold markings Dragonscale aka Draco Incendia Trychophyton is a contagion in which the person will end up being burned alive There is no cure.Harper is a nurse who has been working in a hospital day and night as a volunteer, trying to help anyone with the D [...]

    4. 2.5 starsEhhhhhhh.Boy, that ending petered out like a squeaky fart, didn t it I mean, the beginning was good I got sucked in by the whole Dragonscale apocalypse thing The middle was goodish, but it meandered around too much Then the last part leading up to the ending had a bit of the nail biter going for it, but the actual ending WTF, dude Where s my payoff for reading this enormous fucker In the interest of transparency, I should mention that I m the kind of reader that gets butthurt by endings [...]

    5. WINNER OF BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF 2016 UPDATE Dropping this to two stars because it really was only an okay read In time it might drop to a one star, because the I think about this book, the I dislike it.It is with a heavy heart that I must give this book three two stars Last night, I was certain it would be four stars this was before I realized how short sighted the novel really is , but after much consideration, I just couldn t do it Hopefully, I can effectively explain why.Before I ever s [...]

    6. 3.5 StarsThe world was suddenly catching fire.ch a promising beginning.ch a wonderfully threatening title and book cover, butTHE FIREMAN just wasn t what I was expecting or at least hoping for Without giving any part of this entertaining story away yes, it was indeed entertaining.entertaining, but often predictable and a bit ludicrous here and there, but still very entertaining After the excellent beginning, the story travels a different path that I won t divulge here except to say I wanted to e [...]

    7. THE FIREMAN IS COMING.I gave the book 4 stars because there is a part that lagged for me, but it s still awesome I m assuming everyone knows there is a disease going around and if you catch the spore your skin becomes dragonscale And then later on you burst into flame Yay NOT One of the main characters in the book is Harper and she is a very nice nurse She sings to kids and people at the hospital and she s just a very nice person She has an arse of a husband named Jakob and I loathed him I was h [...]

    8. Her left arm was sheet music Delicate black lines spooled around and around her forearm, bars as thin as the strands of a spiderweb, with what looked like golden notes scattered across them She found herself pulling her sleeve back to look at it every few minutes By the end of the following week, she was sketched in Dragonscale from wrist to shoulder When she got over feeling winded and sick, she had to admit to herself that it was curiously beautiful When Harper Grayson comes down with Dragonsc [...]

    9. 5 Stars.An absolutely stellar novel by Joe Hill Vastly different than all of his other books superbly well written I didn t want it to end REVISED 6.12.17.I listened to the audiobook version in two days last week which is now available on Hoopla even though I ve already read the book I couldn t help myself the incredible Kate Mulgrew narrated it and she also narrated Joe Hill s NOS4A2 She made that book sound even scarier than it already was thus listening to The Fireman was kind of irresistible [...]

    10. If you dislike unpopular opinions, then please don t read this review.I m breaking from the pack on this one.I didn t want to, trust me But here we are The book I ve been eagerly awaiting since I finished his five star NOS4A2, only it wasn t.Joe Hill s THE FIREMAN.Rambling, corn pone, cartoonish.Unlikable characters, interminable dialogue, zero forward momentum.Besides for a mild dislike of the second half of HORNS which was basically a retelling of the first half , I m a huge fan of Joe Hill s [...]

    11. This was an honestly fascinating ride of a novel I wasn t entirely certain what to expect because of some reviews, but I m certainly happy I got to read it I was also a bit satisfied with the ending than I thought I would be.So what s the big deal with Hill s big novel Is it really an origin story for a handful of firestarters among a whole world s spontaneous combustion A survival tale against the hate and fear riddled remnants of clean humanity One of those ever decreasing remnants of post ap [...]

    12. 4.5 stars Dragonscale It s a disease, a plague really, that etches one s skin with what looks like black hieroglyphics Unfortunately, at some point the hieroglyphs light up and burst into flame and when they do, it s all over for you If you happen to be standing next to anything flammable, it all over for that, or them , too The world as we know it falls apart due to the scale, and people react much as you think they would Picture how Donald Trump would react to people bursting into flame and ho [...]

    13. Joe Hill s last novel, NOS4A2 was an engaging horror romp which lasted for than seven hundred pages, but maintained to keep both tension and interest in the reader to the very end In comparison, Hill s latest novel is completely unlike its predecessor, with whom it only shares its enormous length To put it simply The Fireman is an overly long, convoluted, uninteresting and ultimately very disappointing effort.At its heart, The Fireman is a post apocalyptic novel, with a premise that has by now [...]

    14. By Jove, reading this was as much fun as a laundry basket full of curious kittens It is a virtual treasure trove of pop culture references, a tip of the hat if you will to J.K Rowling, George R.R Martin and of course his father, plus many, many , not the least of which is Mary Poppins Be careful where you step as you will find yourself tripping over them during the course of your reading experience Such fun Okay so first the premise A plague of sorts is sweeping across the civilized world Its pr [...]

    15. Awesome book I expect no less from one of my favourite authorsWhilst entirely different to his other works, this still hits the mark Less of his trademark horror although he does a good job of creating terror and suspense when required but not quite the stereotypical post apocalyptic story we ve all become used to The conditions that cause this story to unfold are all very well thought out Harper, our main character, has to be up there with one of the best characters I ve read I was going to qua [...]

    16. This is a perfect book I downloaded the review copy with a bit of trepidation the length, the genre I read it, devoured it, in two days 200 pages on Saturday and 513 pages on Sunday The pacing is perfect and the occasional humor makes for a very enjoyable read.Dragonscale is a sickness that is highly contagious and can cause people to spontaneously combust Half the world is burning down and people with Dragonscale are being hunted before they can infect others Harper is a nurse who is treating p [...]

    17. So I ve read all of Joe Hill s books other than some rare stories and some of the comics , and of course when The Fireman came out I had to get a copy immediately It did take me a few months to get to it I didn t know what it was about, except that it had something to do with a fireman But I trust Joe Hill and he hasn t let me down yet.So right away we were seeing that something was very wrong The apocalypse was nigh, as we learned pretty early on that some dreaded disease was sweeping across Am [...]

    18. Joe Hill, what have you gone and done I have been waiting a long time for your new book to be published and then you went and made it so good that I couldn t put it down and now I ve finished it That was quite a trip.Joe Hill has total mastery of this story His writing is witty and his cultural referencing is spot on There are many references to Harry Potter he must be a child of the generation who grew up reading those volumes and to his dad s works, John Grisham and of course Mary Poppins Just [...]

    19. Holy fuck This bookWAS OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING Spoilers marked in review I was a little nervous about starting The Fireman because of how long it was I often find that books than 400 pages have a tendency to feel diluted and I usually end up skim reading or skipping entire pages If anything, I wished The Fireman was longer than 768 pages.A deadly pandemic sweeps across the globe, infecting people with Draco Incendia Trychophyton, aka Dragonscale It marks the hosts with black and gold marks al [...]

    20. Joe Hill made quite the spark with this novel, which garnered a significant following in 2016, culminating in winning one of the awards for its genre With curiosity piqued and a gap in my reading requirements, I chose to dive in while trying to steer clear of the ripples and spoilers that others have left around me Harper Grayson is a school nurse with little of interest going on in her life, though the world is coming apart at the proverbial seams People from every corner of the earth are devel [...]

    21. I just realized that it took me almost a month to finish this novel I read the whole ASOIF series in a span of about 25 days, meaning about 5 days each for a 1000 page novel This novel is only 700 pages long but I didn t finish it soon enough I can blame my busy schedule or my occasional lack of interest to read, but honestly, the novel has a lot of weak spots.I read NOS4R2 by the same author and I didn t like the book that much When I read about this book though, I was completely stoked and bou [...]

    22. It took me two attempts to read this That Hill can write is a given But this book doesn t have any heart It s not enough of anything to make it memorable I found myself greeting the ever depressing and dangerous paths of the plot with little than a shrug At the final denouement, I honestly couldn t care less who lived or died Perhaps because there was little surprise in it, the format of the book was well trodden Definite points for the creation of Dragonscale, now that was a fun change to the [...]

    23. Now this is what I call a GOOD book In fact it is a brilliant book especially if, like me, you have a liking for dystopian stories You could say that it is yet another story in which the world is being ravaged by a plague of some kind, which is killing people off in their millions That is exactly what happens but the plague in this case is fresh from Joe Hill s vivid imagination and it is totally original and very cleverly done.The fireman of the title is a wonderful character an ordinary man wi [...]

    24. Washington DC and Manhatten are on fire The CDC has burned to the ground Dragonscale is the disease It appears on the skin as rather high end tattoos, intricate scrollwork, the devil s handwriting in black and gold You may not have time to admire it for long, it is almost always a harbinger of spontaneous combustion You will breathe fire as you die Oh, those King genes Long may they reign I do think that NOS4A2 is a superior read, but this was still smokin good view spoiler The character name of [...]

    25. Holy fuck I finished it Let s talk about the Fireman, shall we It all started with an email from Cemetery Dance Publications It went a little something like this Hey, Stepheny How are you We have this WONDERFUL deal We know how much you love spending money on books and we are here to help you do just that There s this author, maybe you ve heard of him His name is Joe Hill I think to myself Go on.It continues Well Joe has this new book coming out You enjoyed Heart Shaped Box You LOVED Horns You r [...]

    26. Conflicted The Hook Back in 2007 I read Heart Shaped Box after learning Joe Hill was the son of the infamous Stephen King I was pleasantly surprised that I really liked it and surprised that Hill seemed to have talent Being a fan of most stories involving fire and hearing all the buzz regarding Hill s The Fireman it seemed just the right time to give Joe another shot The Line So much of what was best in life went unnoticed in the moments you had it The Sinker Let me repeat that Conflicted Altho [...]

    27. What a read Seriously, this is not at all what I was expecting I have come to expect a certain bit of gore from Mr Hill and this book had almost none I m not saying it was an easy read It wasn t It s basically an apocolyptic novel so who could expect happiness and light Keeping in mind the topic and Hill s other novels, if you were looking for a sweet story you have a screw loose Or two.The world has been overcome by a devastating plague What the symptoms are makes no never mind, the fact that i [...]

    28. I received this from Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.There aren t enough stars in the rating system for this one What a great book Joe Hill channels his father s literary genes with this one, and it reads almost like an homage to classic Stephen King, with hidden Easter eggs hidden throughout from many of his father s books, as well as many of his own Love it The story itself is very compelling, and in typical Joe Hill fashion, the many twists and turns in the plot a [...]

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