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The Fireman
The Fireman | Joe Hill
This exceptional new thriller from Joe Hill is essential reading for 2015 and perfect for fans of Justin Cronin's The Passage. In a world overtaken by a deadly and dramatic new virus, Harper is determined to live long enough to deliver her baby. But when all it takes is a spark to start a deadly blaze, she's going to need some help from the mysterious fireman.
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WeAreLegion
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Panpan

This pains me greatly. I really like Joe Hill‘s short stories. But this is over 700 pages of generic post apocalypse ‘humans suck‘ tribalism, with a chemistry less love story at the center. Nothing here works, and it takes ages to slog through. The self immolation disease known as ‘Dragonscale‘ is the only interesting thing here. That it was not exploited in more interesting ways is a disappointment.

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Grrlbrarian
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Can I not call in “My book is too good for me to come to work tomorrow?” That‘s a thing, right? 🔥

KathyWheeler It definitely should be a thing! I liked this book a lot. 4mo
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Shawna
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🔥 🖤📚 8mo
Eggs 🧡🔥🖤 8mo
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Shawna
The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Eggs Ahhh very nice 🔥 13mo
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Lizwarnerpdx
The Fireman | Joe Hill
Pickpick

This book surprised me. I‘m not sure how it ended up in my kindle library, but I‘m glad it did. I do enjoy a good end-of-the-world pandemic/apocalypse book and the twist in this one was really interesting. I laughed, I cried, and I enjoyed following along with Harper et al.

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BoleyBooks
The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚💓
#boleybooks #thefireman #joehill #bookbeast #bookjoy #kamiboley #bookclub #bookbuds
What are you reading? 😊

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HotMessJess
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Since I was introduced to Libby, I started to see if I could listen to books I‘ve hoarded. Audio books are easier for me now especially since I start graduate school back up next week, and I love working and listening. Trying to get in some physical reading coupled with it as well, it‘s kind of nice to have both avenues when reading a book! And It‘s almost spooky season right?? 🎃

Bookzombie It almost is! 🎃 2y
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dylanisreading
The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Why is Jacob such trash?

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Andrew65
The Fireman | Joe Hill
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#BookMoods #WrittenByALitten

Not sure of too many Litsy Authors but know Joe Hill has an account.

@Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Really?! Didn‘t know that!! 2y
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Don‘t know how active his account is but had seen it mentioned previously. 2y
Eggs Brilliant ❣️ 2y
The_Book_Ninja His dad doesn‘t need an account. His reviews have been on books‘ blurbs for the past 30 years 2y
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Maggie4483
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I love when my current read references one of my favorites (or at least appears to).

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Ekkross
The Fireman | Joe Hill
Pickpick

Tough at times to read during our own pandemic, but absolutely brilliant. This book made me want to gobble up all 700 and whatever pages in a single sitting. I loved each character and loved hating some of them too.

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TheNeverendingTBR
The Fireman | Joe Hill
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We're literally being slow cooked in this heat 🥵

Going to pick a new read soon, I've been having bother making my mind up of what to read next! 😏

@LostInSpace 😍

Cathythoughts Gorgeous picture… ☀️ 3y
Suet624 💕💕💕 3y
MicheleinPhilly We had that weather last week. It was not pleasant! 🥵 3y
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TrishB
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Facebook tells me it‘s 5 years since I met Joe Hill at an author event! When such things happened 😁

vivastory This is awesome! Remember when he was on litsy? 3y
Velvetfur I don't know who he is but that's such a cute photo of you luv 😊 3y
TrishB @vivastory I remember that - it was so cool! 3y
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AmyG Oh WOW! 3y
TrishB @Velvetfur ah thank you! As well as being a fabulous author he is also Stephen Kings son 😁 3y
Velvetfur @TrishB Oh that's so cool! I can see why he uses a different surname though 😂 3y
TH3F4LC0N And he‘s wearing a Lord of the Flies shirt! Like father like son! 😅 3y
RachelAmphlett Such a great pic! 3y
Oryx Oh you lucky duck 3y
TrishB @TH3F4LC0N exactly 😁 3y
TrishB @RachelAmphlett thank you 😁 3y
TrishB @Oryx definitely 😁 3y
TrishB @AmyG 😁 3y
Megabooks Awesome!! 🤩🤩 And he looks so much like his dad!! 3y
Leftcoastzen Oh wow !cool photo. 3y
KathyWheeler Every time I see a picture of him, I‘m astounded when I read that for years people didn‘t know he was Stephen King‘s son — I mean look at him ! 3y
Cathythoughts Such a gorgeous picture ❤️ 3y
Reggie Oh, I like this pic!!!! 3y
batsy Fab photo! 3y
TrishB @Cathythoughts @Reggie @batsy thank you ♥️😘 3y
ShelleyBooksie I had no idea he was Stephen Kings son!! 3y
TrishB @ShelleyBooksie you can see now? 😁 3y
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DavidDiamond
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Mehso-so

While I enjoyed the book along with the great characters & world building, there just wasn't a lot of story going on here to warrant almost 800 pages.
There were moments that just dragged on endlessly, but those were balanced by some spectacular sequences and plot twists.
In short: Entertaining, but overblown.

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Addison_Reads
The Fireman | Joe Hill
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vivastory This was the first Joe Hill fiction I read 💙 3y
TheKidUpstairs ❤📚🔥🔥🔥 3y
bthegood @Tattooedteacher picked Firestarter, Stephen King....interesting🤔😊 3y
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ShelleyBooksie
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Mehso-so

Not the best book to read during a pandemic. The characters were too captivating to put the book down once I started. There were several really gory scenes in this book that I did not think were needed. Overall, a solid 3 star for me.

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ShelleyBooksie
The Fireman | Joe Hill
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1. Yes - I just got.it. It is very plush, soft and fluffy.
2. Yes - I just purchased some Christmas books and look forward to reading those in December.
@DebbieGrillo , @DinoMom , @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego , @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊 3y
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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

This was good. It was long, but it was good. I liked that Allie, the teenager, was portrayed realistically – at least I thought so. Good and bad, temperamental, like a teenager. We also had some crazy characters and some power-hungry ones. I do wonder if there will be a sequel.

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NicoleCeBallos
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Pickpick

This was our Sept pick for book club. I liked it a lot. If you start to really dissect it, some parts don't make much sense, but it was enjoyable. I do wish the ending would have been more complete.

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IamIamIam
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Panpan

There was so little I liked about this book and I totally flipped through the last 100 pages without really seeing any words on the page. I want 7 days of my life back...

#unpopularopinion #NotPartOfTheKingBandwagon

TheNeverendingTBR Certainly my least favourite of Joe Hill's but don't give up if you're still new to his work, NOS4R2 and Horns are absolutely brilliant! 4y
IamIamIam @TheNeverendingTBR I read NOS4A2 and it was decent but long winded. I'm not a fan of The Stand, and I've read it 3 times, so that didn't help. I might watch Horns or try it on audio. 👌 4y
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IamIamIam
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Page 557
I don't remember half these characters.
I don't care about Harper.
Who even knows who Martha Quinn is anymore?
Nobody speaks in 1980s epithets.
Please explode from Dragonscale already.

IamIamIam Page 590: I got my wish and I honestly don't know where this is going from now on. If Jakob & the Marlboro Man come back, I'm done. 4y
Reggie Lololol 4y
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IamIamIam
The Fireman | Joe Hill
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This is one of the most uninspired books I've ever read, besides King using Matheson's short stories to write novels. ? The language is all outdated King crap (when was the last time you heard the word "snatch" used to describe female anatomy?!) and the characters are sad rip offs of The Stand... most blatant. It's so disappointing because when Hill doesn't feel like he has to copy Daddy, he's got great storytelling ability.

TheNeverendingTBR My least favourite of Joe Hill's for sure, a read-oncer for me. 4y
IamIamIam @TheNeverendingTBR I thought NOS4A2 was drawn out but at least it was fairly original and had great characters. This feels like reheated shrimp... 🤢 4y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm surprised you finished. You weren't too keen on this a few days ago either. As for the last time I heard "snatch" in that context, I think I was drunk and reading the Dear Penthouse letters at a party about 16 years ago. 4y
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IamIamIam @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick LMFAO, that's a perfect example!!!! 😂 I'm only about halfway through, skimming a lot of the unnecessary backstory of a totally random character. If it gets too supernatural, I'll probably bail. I want to see what's behind The Fireman, though. I'm sure I'll be dissappointed. 🙄 4y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Well I hope you get a satisfying outcome after all this! 4y
IamIamIam @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick lol, I hope so! Thanks for being so positive!! 🤣💓 4y
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TheNeverendingTBR
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“It‘s so fucking cheap when people say I love you. It‘s a name to stick on a surge of hormones, with a little hint of loyalty thrown in. I‘ve never liked saying it. Here‘s what I say: We‘re together, now and until the end. You have everything I need to be happy. You make me feel right.”

#joehill

Reggie This is right before the big turnaround, right? Lol 4y
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IamIamIam
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I guess it's nice to be able to recycle annoying characters and not have to think too hard about it... 🙄 Am I being catty? Yes, yes I think I am... 🐱

TheNeverendingTBR Harold Lauder LAWS yes!!! 😂 4y
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TheNeverendingTBR
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Pickpick

I liked this but it slowed down in the middle considerably, it's like Joe Hill had a beginning and an ending set out and filled in the middle while writing; which is okay obviously but I felt like the story sort of dragged on in the middle and I found it hard to care about what was going on.

It read like a YA novel, I'm not saying that's bad or anything; I guess I went into it with high expectations due to The Stand comparison.

3/5 Pick! 💫

RamsFan1963 This sounds interesting, but I bailed on Heart Shaped Box and Strange Weather. I'm leery of trying another Joe Hill book. 😬😬😬 4y
Reggie I actually read this twice, not because I wanted to but because a horror group I was in picked it. The first time, I was completely destroyed by the seemingly cruel joke of the last 100 pages. The second time, it almost read like a comedy to me, I was laughing so hard. 🤷🏽‍♂️ 4y
TheNeverendingTBR @RamsFan1963 I've read Heart Shaped Box it wasn't that great, I agree; I've not read Strange Weather though. Don't give up on Joe Hill though because Horns and NOS4R2 are absolutely brilliant! 💫 4y
TheNeverendingTBR @Reggie I certainly wouldn't read it again, it's a read-oncer to me 😏 I'd like to see an adaptation though. 4y
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TheNeverendingTBR
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Harper Grayson had seen lots of people burn on TV, everyone had, but the first person she saw burn for real was in the playground behind the school. 🔥

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

Three quarters through this book, review coming soon. 😬

IamIamIam Interested to see your review!!! I'm about 140 pages in and plodding along... 4y
DHill I listened to this on audio and loved it. 4y
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IamIamIam
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Still powerless at home and out of sorts living with my in laws. 😭 So far, Dragonscale is the most interesting thing about this book. It's like Joe Hill went through Daddy's closet playing dress up and came out with all King's old crap on a new body. 🙄 The pathology of the spore interests me, the characters, so far, are not. Renaming characters from The Stand and changing their genders doesn't hold water for me... *deep breath*

AmyG Still? Hope it comes back soon. 4y
IamIamIam @AmyG STILL!! We got told Thursday night, then Saturday night and now Sunday night! 😭 I had to clean out my fridge yesterday and we lost everything I didn't take out on Tuesday. 4y
TheNeverendingTBR Almost finished this 4y
AmyG That really sucks. ☹️ 4y
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IamIamIam
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Camped out by the pool at my in laws, who also lost power for a bit today, and brought this from home. It might not have been the best choice during #Coronapocalypse...
#HurricaneIsaias #WTF2020 #overitalready

Trashcanman 👍 🙌 👏 😷 4y
TheNeverendingTBR Reading this for the first time right now 4y
IamIamIam @TheNeverendingTBR Great minds! 👍👍 4y
IamIamIam @Trashcanman 👌🐉🔥🔥 4y
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BookishRedhead
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Bailedbailed

I give up!
It's so slow and nothing happens.
I had high hopes for this and was looking forward to reading it.

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bookishdawg
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My #bookspin and #doublespin picks were not for me right now, so I applied the numbers to the books in my Nook app... this one was an easy and different horror read... although a bit unsettling in pandemic times.

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BarkingMadRead
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This is getting harder and harder to put down! My second #chunksterchallenge2020 is at about 55% done!

Graciouswarriorprincess I loved this book, so good! Happy reading! 📚 4y
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JessClark78
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#7days7books Day 4

Seven books that left a deep impression on me or changed me.

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BarkingMadRead
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At about 45% of my second #chunksterchallenge2020

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BarkingMadRead
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About 38% through my second #chunksterchallenge2020

rjsthumbelina Loved this one. Read it a few years ago, and there are still some moments I remember pretty clearly! 4y
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BarkingMadRead
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Read while I waited on the impromptu Easter parade we threw together before the stay at home order started. We were supposed to do it on Saturday! Got about 15% through my #chunksterchallenge2020 book #2

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BarkingMadRead
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Ok Les Mis was literally killing me. I could feel myself slowly dying so I put it back on the shelf and pulled down this one for my second #ChunksterChallenge2020

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MrBook
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😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 🔥 #LitsyHumor 💧

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kaysworld1
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These are the 3 books I have picked for #NewYearWhoDis with @Jemmygem.
I'm starting with The Fireman by Joe Hill because I already own it the other 2 I'm getting from the library.
@monalyisha ❤️

#newyearwhodis #readingfriends #readongmyownbooks #reading

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LacklustreRogue
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Pickpick

I listened to 'Chim Chim Che-ree' through the whole book and read it in one and a half days.
Enjoyed how Hill wrote his female protagonist. "I like the idea of being so big I can easily trample over lesser beings" - about being heavily pregnant. And obsessed with Mary Poppins. Spit spot.

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Amanda4
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Panpan

You could literally read book 1 and 9 and get the story. The middle was drawn out.

Reggie Lololol, you‘re horrible!! 4y
Amanda4 Reg, sooo many pages 🙄 4y
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GatheringBooks
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#GratefulReads Day 7: My #FavoriteBookishItem will have to be bookmarks. Here are the bookmarks my husband helped me create/print out for my #ScreamsByMail #HorrorPostalBookClub. :)

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 🖤 4y
Soubhiville I love those! 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz May I know what paper material do you use for your bookmarks? The one I use is so flimsy 😞 4y
Nute Nice! 4y
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imabusybee
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Panpan

I believe this is a case of Who is your daddy and What does he do? This was not even a horror book!
I did absolutely nothing this past week...nothing
Oh well Tomorrow is a new day/week! 4/30 #bfcr3 #bookfitnesschallenge @wanderinglynn @julesG @LibrarianJen @Moony @CocoReads @britt_brooke @Reecaspieces @jb72 @Eeyore031370 @CaroPi

julesG Doing nothing is important, too. 👏👏👏 4y
wanderinglynn Sometimes doing nothing is exactly what we need to do. It allows us to reset so we can start fresh. You got this! 🙌🏻 4y
CocoReads Doing nothing is sometimes needed. Next week will be better! 4y
britt_brooke Ha, love this review!! 🤣 Nothing wrong with taking a few days off. We definitely need it sometimes. Like you said, now it‘s a new week. 🙌🏻 4y
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imabusybee
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julesG Chores and audiobooks are a good combination. Not that I'm saying chores are a good thing, but audiobooks make them more bearable. 5y
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JennyBookworm
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Audiobooks are an awesome way to keep up in my book while I'm commuting or exercising. I love Libby because I can get both versions and alternate. Actually in this case, I did the entire audiobook and then went back and read the book on Kindle.
#24in48 #audiobookchallenge #hachetteaudiobooks
@24in48

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LinaLovesLit
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This book exists, yet people talk about The Dinner by Herman Koch having “unlikeable characters?” 🤷🏻‍♀️

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MistyNichole
The Fireman | Joe Hill

I just reread NOS4A2 so that I can watch the TV series, and I thought I‘d give The Fireman another shot. I can‘t seem to get past a quarter of the book. Did anyone else have that problem? Does the story get better? I loved NOS4A2 but this one I‘m not sure about.

SarahSaysRead This was my least fave of Joe Hill's books. I really don't care for the MC. 5y
Amanda4 I totally agree, NOS4A2 was awesome! The Fireman not so much. Such a hard, “ashy”, grey read. Makes me 😞 4y
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TaciturnWhenReading
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Because my drive to work has been awful lately, with tons of construction delays, I‘ve taken to audio driving. So now my #bookoutlet orders look like this! 👀 📚

CoverToCoverGirl Nice! I love audiobooks, I listen to at least one or two a week, especially while I‘m walking or when I‘m to busy to sit and read a physical book. 5y
stacybmartin Audiobooks are awesome - with a one hour commute each way to work and a lab job where I‘m alone most of the time, I listen to A LOT. Thankfully, my library carries them now so I can borrow tons. 💜 5y
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MamaGina
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Proud of my son every day, but especially when he‘s photographed saving a 🐶

DivineDiana Proud of him too! 👏🏻🐶👏🏻 5y
LibrarianRyan 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 💝 5y
Suet624 💕💕💕 5y
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mabell Wow 😮 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5y
SassyBookworm 👏🏼👏🏼❤️❤️🐶 5y
LeahBergen 💕💕💕💕 5y
JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 5y
Megabooks 💗💗💗💗👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 5y
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