Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Fireman - And My Grubby Hands On An Advance Review Copy

I've read a handful of Advance Review copies in my time, but none higher on the horror writing totem pole as what I am reading now.

Joe Hill's The Fireman releases next month, and I got my grubby hands on an advance review copy.

It's a hefty book at nearly 800 pages, but so far I am loving it.

I've just started to dive in, but I am reminded that premise and plot are not the same. Characters are what count, premise is just the landscape of their conflict. The premise of The Fireman is horrifying, brought to life seamlessly, but the character's inside are so incredibly sweet. NOS4A2 was more premise, The Fireman more character and plot, and after just 10% in, I want to cancel my full weekend of family events to sit home and read instead. That's what great reads like The Fireman do to you. One of Stephen King's greatest gifts to the world was his son

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