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Cell, by Stephen King

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Cherie | 38 comments Synopsis:
Witness Stephen King's triumphant, blood-spattered return to the genre that made him famous. Cell, the king of horror's homage to zombie films (the book is dedicated in part to George A. Romero) is his goriest, most horrific novel in years, not to mention the most intensely paced. Casting aside his love of elaborate character and town histories and penchant for delayed gratification, King yanks readers off their feet within the first few pages; dragging them into the fray and offering no chance catch their breath until the very last page.
In Cell King taps into readers fears of technological warfare and terrorism. Mobile phones deliver the apocalypse to millions of unsuspecting humans by wiping their brains of any humanity, leaving only aggressive and destructive impulses behind. Those without cell phones, like illustrator Clayton Riddell and his small band of "normies," must fight for survival, and their journey to find Clayton's estranged wife and young son rockets the book toward resolution.

Fans that have followed King from the beginning will recognize and appreciate Cell as a departure--King's writing has not been so pure of heart and free of hang-ups in years (wrapping up his phenomenal Dark Tower series and receiving a medal from the National Book Foundation doesn't hurt either). "Retirement" clearly suits King, and lucky for us, having nothing left to prove frees him up to write frenzied, juiced-up horror-thrillers like Cell. Stay tuned for more from the hardest-working retiree in the business with Lisey's Story, coming in October 2006. --Daphne Durham

I read this one for week 5 - title beginning with the first letter of your name.
I have been working my way through King's library, and this one didn't disappoint. King does zombies - and I think he did them well!


Ashley (bibliophrenia) | 44 comments I wont lie, I could not get into this book to save my life. I don't know whether it is because zombie novels aren't my thing (let's be honest, nothing exceptionally interesting happens in them) or if it is because I'm not a big fan of King. Definitely going to try out a few more books of his before I decide though. I'm happy you enjoyed this one. :)


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Silvia Turcios | 1071 comments Xxertz wrote: "I wont lie, I could not get into this book to save my life. I don't know whether it is because zombie novels aren't my thing (let's be honest, nothing exceptionally interesting happens in them) or ..."

This book is about zombies?! I never realized before ... now I have to read it! :)


Debra Barstad This book is about the world ending as we know it. People that used or have used cell phones become crazy and seem like a zombie when a signal is sent out over the phones. A few people that did not use cell phones were not affected by this hence they are normal acting. This story is a true Stephen King type story. I really liked this story but did not like the ending as it leaves you hanging and not sure how it ends. I would recommend this book to anyone that like Stephen King and like the mystery or horror type themes.


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