Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
to Irv and Norma Manders. Charlie rests here for a while before departing (just in the nick of time) to a library to find out where she can go to publish her story. Then she goes to the Rolling Stone's office.
snake. A snake had bitten his older brother long ago and that had scared Cap (who was less than five at the time). Cap mistakes a hose for a snake and runs to it to kill it, trying to save his brother, and gets shot by Rainbird. I put it lion, tiger, and bear because I kept thinking about that "Wizard of Oz" song that I hate so much, "Lions, tigers, and bears oh, my!".
Roberta. Andy is the name of Charlie's father, and the name they give her fake brother. Roberta is Charlie's middle-name, which is where she got it from. Norma is Irv's wife's name.
the windsucker . The Juice's other names are OJ and Orville Jamieson (King refers to him as "The Juice aka OJ aka Orville Jamieson" a couple times). This character I believe is actually only a filler character with no real purpose in the novel. He does, however, report the Manders' farm incident and helps several people working for the Shop get away at the end when Charlie lets it all loose. Even though he lacks relevance to the story, he is probably my favorite character.
Manders. He picks Charlie and Andy up nearer to the beginning of the book and saves them from getting caught, for the moment at least. There is a battle at his farm that results in him getting a bullet wound; his house, his barn, and several of his animals getting burned up; and his wife getting a lot of stress added to her life. They later house Charlie when she escapes the Shop's base.
John. John Rainbird wants to get close enough to Charlie so that he can kill her and hopefully get his questions about death answered. Cap is the head of the Shop and is scared of Rainbird. Andy is kept away from Charlie while they are at the Shop. Orville (aka OJ aka The Juice) is the only character met more than once who has no real relevance to the story, most may remember him because his gun is named the Windsucker.
Rolling Stone. In the movie, she goes to the "New York Times", but in the book, she goes to "Rolling Stone". She asked a librarian where she could go that was honest, nationwide and had no ties to the government. Hope you enjoyed this quiz!
Necromancer. 'The Shop' keeps giving her little treats to keep her cooperative, when all she wants is to see her father.
|A big storm made the power go out at 'The Shop'. John Rainbird used this opportunity to gain Charlie's trust. How did he do this?||Firestarter - The Book
He acted scared because it reminded him of the hole the 'Cong' put him in. He told her a story about being captured by the 'Cong', being put in a hole, and made to eat rotting rice and live spiders.
Cap Hollister. Played by Martin Sheen in the movie.
|What does Charlie tell Mr. Manders her name is when she and her father first get into his pick-up?||Firestarter - The Book
Bobbi. She tells Irv that she and her father are going to see her mother who has just given birth to a baby boy, named Andy.
Irv and Norma Manders. When Charlie escapes from The Shop, she returns to the Manders' farm and stays for a while, but leaves when she hears them talking about how dangerous it is to have her there. She goes to New York, to the "Rolling Stone" offices to tell her story. "'Just like show-and-tell in school, huh?' the receptionist asked. Charlie smiled. It was the smile that had so dazzled the librarian. 'Yes,' she said. 'I've been waiting for a long time.'" These are the last lines in the book.
|What was the name of the drug that was given to Charlie's parents which gave the family their unusual abilities?||Firestarter - The Book
Lot 6. Andy feels guilty that Charlie is out so late, on the run, and feeling guilty herself because of the power she inherited from her parents. "How do you explain to a seven-year-old girl that Daddy and Mommy had once needed two hundred dollars and the people they had talked to had said it was alright, but they had lied?"
His Feet. The soldier is thinking bad things about a girl he got pregnant, Sally Bradford.
|When Charlie and her father catch a taxi to Albany, her father 'pushes' the driver into thinking a $1 bill is another amount. How much?||Firestarter - The Book
$500. Andy believes that Lady Luck has sent him the taxi driver, who he thinks of as a 'pushover'. "He was white (orientals were the toughest, for some reason); he was quite young (old people were nearly impossible) and of medium intelligence (bright people were the easiest pushes, stupid ones harder, and with the mentally retarded it was impossible)."
Andy McGee. Played by David Keith who also starred in "Take This Job and Shove It", 1981, based on the song of the same name by Johnny Paycheck, amongst many others. A very multi-skilled actor who hasn't got the recognition he deserves, in my opinion.