The Fireman - Joe Hill

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By Joe Hill

  • Release Date: 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Horror
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 263 Ratings

Description

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 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.

Reviews

  • The Fireman

    5
    By saminsunnyfl
    Good read! Want more!!!
  • The Fireman

    5
    By Roadess
    Fabulous storyline Interesting how Joe keeps the contemporary aspect while hinting at a not so future concept. Loved it, couldn't put it down!!!!
  • The Fireman

    4
    By Darin Schrag
    I really wanted to give this five stars, because I really enjoyed it, but there seemed to be too many subtle references to SK's opus, "The Stand" for me. The creepy guy from the camp being named Harold was the most glaring. I would gladly recommend this book to any SK fan, if only to find out if I'm the only one who noticed what seemed to me to be several subtle tips of the hat to The Stand.
  • Great Book!

    5
    By Dan110
    Joe Hill writes almost as well as his dad. Very close. Very good.
  • Thoroughly enjoyable!

    5
    By Jexxi
    Love this book. It was his best yet!
  • Amazingly Hard To Put Down!

    5
    By EricaFlores1981
    When I began reading this book, I knew in an instant I was hooked. The twists and turns had me wanting more. Joe Hill has written such an amazing, page turning book!
  • The Fireman

    5
    By Husker Rod
    Great novel!! Great Author!!!
  • amazing

    5
    By Toni FGMAMTC
    I didn’t even read the blurb for this before going in so I knew nothing about it except the title and the cover art. The Fireman turned out to be exactly my kind of book. I love when a story makes me feel. I was angry, devastated, scared, invigorated, deeply touched— I could keep going. The amazing characters and storyline really pulled me in. It’s sort of an apocalyptic tale but not really and sort of dystopian but not exactly. Spores are infecting certain people and changing their makeup. Some spontaneously combust, and others react differently. The reader sees a lot of the best and worst of humanity. Page after page kept me on the edge, and after finishing, all I could do was try to recover from all of my overworked emotions. I couldn’t sleep that night because all of the sad and beautiful parts kept replaying in my head. The details and delivery are so intelligent that it completely feels real.
  • The Fireman

    2
    By Reclusive1
    This book was long and tedious. The writing is okay but the plot was boring and an editor should have chopped this book in half.
  • Suspenseful & Entertaining

    5
    By AngelRN3
    Great read. Inspired much discussion around my house about pandemics, end-of-the-world scenarios and ends justify the means mentality/consequences. For a change, the characters you care about are the ones infected and the "healthy" are the bad guys. Bravo Mr. Hill!