On October 1, God is in His heaven, the stock market stands at 10,140, most of the planes are on time, and Clayton Riddell, an artist from Maine, is almost bouncing up Boylston Street in Boston. He's just landed a comic book deal that might finally enable him to support his family by making art instead of teaching it. He's already ...more
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Clay is happy........he just sold his first graphic novel and can't wait to share the news with his estranged (but loved) wife and 12 year old son; and as it turns out, luckily, does not own a CELL phone. While deciding to celebrate with an ice cream, all hell breaks loose on the streets of Boston, and afterward, crazies are everywhere, thousands of them, and travel by night (to get h...more
Cell is a five-star read all the way up to the halfway mark. You got crazies running around, nom nom nomming on tender bits, and a likable crew of misfits trying to stay alive. Underneath it all, King is stoking the fires of 9/11, trying to keep the fear alive a full five years after the towers fell in a half-ass attempt to scare you with real-world issues. The Phonies ...more
I must admit that I did enjoy some of King's early novels, but this was so far fetched and ridiculous (Am I really saying "It" wasn't?). The plot is simple. Somehow, someone sends a pulse through the mobile phone system which wipes clean a person's mind and sends them ba ...more
But first, here's how I think this book came about:
Way back in aught-6 (2006), or just before because Cell was published in '06, but who knows with King, am I right? But anyway, we've come a long way since that time. Everyone was getting cell phones and they were just about getting to every last person around. I imagine him having this conversation with, let's say, his son, Joe Hill.
Stephen: "Wow, cell phones have really gotte ...more
The story centers around a mass event that turns anyone who happens to be on their cell phone at the time into a zombie. Mass chaos ensues and a small group of survivors bands together and tries to figure out what is going on and how to stop it. Some of the plot-line does have ...more
Yay! Another successful King re-read!
I read Cell when it first came out and I loved it. I’ve wanted to do a reread since hearing the whispers about the movie production. All I needed to hear was John Cusack and I knew it would be gold.
I mean, seriously. The guy has to be one of the most underrated actors ever.
Then came the announcement of Samuel L. Jackson joining the cast and I removed any doubt from my mind.
Clay Riddell has just sold his first comic. He’s about to make a shit-load of c ...more
I'm a huge Stephen King fan, but I think I'm going to start defining my adoration for him by a certain era. I find I love his earlier stuff, but don't particularly love (or sometimes even like) his later stuff. 'Cell' is a good example of how a former master of horror has now become a much more average author.
Now, this is not a bad novel. It varies from alright to good, rarely achieving greatness, but scoring points for story, some pac ...more
Once again Mr. King shows why he is a master. I wouldn't rank this one among his best, but that is because he has done so many masterpieces that it is hard to compete. But I still thought this was a great book.
King used some basic concepts; cell phone usage, zombies, and yet he presented a tale that was unique and creative. This one was short compared to his average novels and because of his entertaining, free-flowing script, this was another one of those books that was a breeze to read.
I c ...more
Empieza bien; las primeras páginas te seducen y te instan a seguir en la historia. A medida que avanzás en la trama empezás a sentir la desesperanza, la desolación y la tragedia de los protagonistas. El misterio tiene un gran papel en esta novela.
A mi parecer en algunas partes es bastante pesado. No sé bien por qué, pero lo es. Un poco repetitivo, quizás.
El final ...more
The story was fun (although I think it had a much bigger potential)but f ...more
I kept seeing this book on the shelf at the library, and the blurb intrigued me, so finally I checked it out and read it.
I really, really liked it! I am a fan of apocalypse/zombie themes, movies, whatevs, and thi ...more
La primera parte es excelente, ágil, cautivante, cruda: lo cual es de esperarse de mi autor favorito y, pensé que este libro me iba a encantar porque es uno de mis géneros favoritos en el mundo: post apocalíptico.
Pero, sinceramente, las últimas 200 hojas fueron confusas, difíciles de seguir, lentas y simplemente quería acabar el libro de una vez...
No me conecté tanto como normalmente hago con King y sus personajes y la verdad tampoco me creía lo qu ...more
I missed out on King in my childhood because I was way too much of a pussy to handle anything scary. I distinct ...more
It's a fast paced, action packed, gory laced little gem. I actually can't wait to see this adapted into a film....it's rumored to be in the process....but only if they do it right, c'mon on with the gore! I mean don't get crazy, it's on le ...more
Si può, letteralmente, gettare alle ortiche un'opera avente un discreto spunto di partenza?
Dopo aver letto "Cell", penso che la risposta sia scontata.
Inutile nascondersi: il romanzo di King - che okay, omaggia Romero usando il ribaltamento di alcuni clichè - è sconclusionato e pieno zeppo di scemenze.
La fiacchezza generale si abbatte anche sui personaggi, insipidi e tratteggiati con una svogliatezza disarmante.
Evito di commentare il finale, dato che sarebbe come sparare sull ...more
This book is very violent and graphic in the description of the brutality that plagues the w ...more
There’s isn’t any buildup to the action, right away you find out what is going to destroy society. A signal from cell phones is doing something screwy with people’s minds, blanking them out and creating a cross between a zombie and a bird (it makes sense af ...more
King has crafted some of the best stories ever written.
And this. He wrote this.
This is not one of those best stories I mentioned above.
This book is not on my list for sembreak reads, but I read it anyway. I temporarily listed it last despite the fact that I'm still not done with the second book on the list which is The Cuckoo's Calling. Don't get me wron ...more
So, the premise is that a "pulse" goes out over the cellular network, and ever ...more
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