In blogging about my efforts to get current with the King family of writers, I hadn't intended to segregate the King brothers; it just happened that way as a result of when their respective books and stories were released. But so it goes, and we now turn our attention toward big brother Joe Hill, and his novel The Fireman.
The Fireman is Joe Hill's fourth novel. If you said it was his best, I'd not argue with you, and if you said it was his worst, I'd not argue with you. My favorite is Heart Shaped Box, but not by a wide margin, and I'd need more time with all of them before I undertook a really-for-real ranking of them.
This most recent one is demonstrably the lengthiest, clocking in at nearly 750 pages. Too long? It's debatable. I'd have kept right on reading it, though, probably for about another few hundred pages. It may be that that is the only review that really matters.