The Resource The Fireman, Joe Hill

The Fireman, Joe Hill

Label
The Fireman
Title
The Fireman
Statement of responsibility
Joe Hill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The Fireman is a novel that will keep you up reading all night. No one really knows where the deadly Dragonscale spore originated but many theories abound. The most likely is that as the planet heats up, the spore is released into the atmosphere. Harper Willowes is a young, pregnant nurse who risks her own health to tend to others.This is her story and I loved it! This is one of the most creative takes on apocalyptic literature that I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended for all Hill and King fans. -- Mary Vernau for LibraryReads
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2016
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
  • Locus Award for Dark Fantasy-Horror Novel, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10480800
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Joe
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.I4342
LC item number
F57 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epidemics
  • Viruses
  • Combustion, Spontaneous human
  • Horror tales
  • Suspense fiction
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Fireman, Joe Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
752 pages
Isbn
9780062200631
Lccn
2015042212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913135742
  • (OCoLC)ocn913135742
  • 479615
Label
The Fireman, Joe Hill
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
752 pages
Isbn
9780062200631
Lccn
2015042212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913135742
  • (OCoLC)ocn913135742
  • 479615

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