Graphic artist Clay Riddell was in the heart of Boston on that brilliant autumn afternoon when hell was unleashed before his eyes. Without warning, carnage and chaos reigned. Ordinary people fell victim to the basest, most animalistic destruction.
And the apocalypse began with the ring of a cell phone....
What I would've changed is the way Alice was killed off and the way Johnny was brought back after the "counter-pulse" (hide spoiler)]
Without the extreme problem of the suspension of disbelief, especially after the first half of the book, it would be the used interesting characterization with some horror elements, but it´s a bit Sci-Fi and dystopia too, and that ruins the whole thing. Similar to Langoliers, King can´t deal with these things and for any reason, this can even be felt i ...more
The downside to King's relentless high tempo start, is that he book never really reaches those heights again. On first reading in 2007, I gave this book 6 out of 12, as I was kind of peed off with the direction the book takes. ...more
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
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
I found this book entertaining and I didn't want to put the story down. Stephen is amazing at writing characters and I was drawn in by Clay, Tom and Alice. We meet them in the heart of Boston whe ...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
Cell is an apocalyptic tale about mobile phones that wipe the user's brain, getting rid of any humanity and leaving behind only aggressive and destructive impulses. The story focuses on the main character, Clay, who is on a mission to find his estranged wife and son. Now l ...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
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
Great apocalyptic thriller! It has very chilling moments and intense too! there are also some sad moments especially during the end! That ending... had me with an open mouth.. i could not believe it was over... i think it leaves your imagination and curiosity on air, on what will happen later!
I first saw many negative reviews about the book wich i honestly don't know why they exist.. okay it's not perfect but it's not awful either!
the possitive aspects are:
+Great s ...more
Really good story and I have another reason to not talk on a cell. (Texting only)
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
King's foray into the zombie novel features a more traditionally defined zombie: a living person who is given a command, and then becomes a mindless, er, well . . . zombie. No flesh-eating here - King's zombies prefer veggies and Twinkies. And what, pray tell, is the command that turned them into violence prone fans of elevator music? Why, a little message sent on their cell phones, that's what.
"It was the ce ...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
So Campbell Scott is the narrator of the audiobook, and I loved his rendition of this novel. He’s great, and should be used ...more
The only problem with Cell is that reading it 10 years after its original publication, that it’s a little dated.
Rather than having phones constantly attached to our eyes, most people are starting at their smartphones.
I do like the way that ‘The Pulse’ attack’s the population here.
Also during that decade their was a rise of fast movie Zombie movies, that concept doesn’t feel as 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
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
I loved the premise of this one, but otherwise I pretty much disliked everything else. The scientific explanations in this one were based on painfully flawed understandings of biology. I understand it's fiction, but I felt the reasoning behind the plague was rather ridiculous. Also, I really hated the ending. I had to read the ending twice because I couldn't believe how bad it was. ...more
With this book, King is back to my favorite story type of his - world-spanning apocalypse. Ain't nothing better than the end of the world, in my judgment, and The Stand is still one of my favorite King books.
In this one, though, he takes a slightly different appro ...more
Let's start with Clay, I like Clay as a protagonist but he's not one of King's more memorable main characters. If we were to rank him, he'd probably fall somewhere towards the middle. Kind of forgettable. I actually thought Tom would be a better main character; he had better lines.
The first part of this book kicks ass! I love the opening scene in the streets when ...more
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