What if a plague caused its victims to grow hot and burn?
“I put the Fifth of November and the Fourth of July to shame. Who needs Roman candles when you’ve got me?” - The Fireman, Joe Hill
The Fireman is not what I expected. What I expected was a story of epic survival, uncontrollable fiery maelstroms, and a desperate race to the end of humanity. Instead, The Fireman is none of those things.
If you like books about annoying protagonists, stunted plots, and brilliant ideas executed badly, The Fireman is a novel you'll happily sink your teeth into. However, there was just too little substance spread over too many pages for my liking.
For me, The Fireman fizzled, spluttered, and went out. Such a shame, really.