The Fireman by Joe Hill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read a ARC of this, and I am a bit torn. First of all, Joe Hill can WRITE, (well duh..) I enjoyed this book cover to cover, I loved the concept, I loved the characters, the dialogue was crisp and realistic, and the world was deep and very interesting. These are all things, checkmarks for me wanting to read your stuff and buy your book.
He hits them all, and goes way above the mark in all counts, so Kevin, you ask, what's the damn problem?
In my opinion, it all feels too familiar, Mr. Hill's writing for obvious reasons, bears a bit of his famous father's footprint. The Fireman is a great read, and will be a great movie or television show or whatever option it has already gotten from Hollywood. It is worth your time and money, but can you read it without feeling deja vu? no..
take that as you will, the strength of the story is worth the read.
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