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The Fireman



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Author
Hill, Joe
Descriptors
Fantasy
Good vs. Evil
Humor
Pandemics
Post-apocalyptic fiction
Survival
Suspense
Violence
Viruses
Wild Men
Location/Setting:
New England
Time Period:
Future
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Summary
Society collapses as a pandemic sweeps across the globe. "Dragonscale" causes swirls of black and gold to appear on its victims' skin before eventual spontaneous combustion. Nurse Harper Grayson has been helping victims when she contracts it--and discovers that she is also newly pregnant. On the run from vigilantes who are murdering the diseased, Harper is assisted by the "Fireman," a man who can control his Dragonscale, and, as a result, fire. He takes Harper to a small community where Dragonscale is managed through group song, but when things get dangerous there, Harper is lucky to have the Fireman on her side.
Critique
A compelling, suspenseful, action-packed and humorous read. Though sometimes reminiscent of other post-apocalyptic fiction, including his own father Stephen King's "The Stand," Joe Hill's style will have readers rushing through this book's 700+ pages to its satisfying ending.
ISBN
9780062200631
  iBistro
# of Pages
725
Published
2016
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Reviewer's Initials: CO MA


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