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Posted: 2/6/2006 6:16:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 6:19:29 PM EDT by Johnny_Reno]




Editorial Reviews

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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





What's the best ammo for your cell phone?
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 6:33:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 7:04:15 PM EDT by HRoark]
Good read, finished it last week.

Could have done with more shooting zombies, and less running from them, and some of the gun stuff( super duper illegal cop killer bullets!) was a little hokey, but overall worth the time.


If ARFcommers were the main characters the book would have been much shorter.

Chapter 1: People turn into zombies.

Chapter 2: SHTF stash is broken out and ARs a plenty lay waste to the zombies as far as the eye can see.

Chapter3; Main character lives happily ever after.

Stephen King's version is definitely longer
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 6:36:56 PM EDT
I went to B & N last week looking for it and couldn't find it anywhere.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 6:52:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc556guy:
I went to B & N last week looking for it and couldn't find it anywhere.




I saw it at Wallyworld.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 6:58:29 PM EDT
Just started reading it today. Looks like it may be a good read, but kinds of reminds me of the plot to "The Stand" at first glance. But i am not far enough into it to tell yet.. fullclip
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 7:20:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HRoark:
Good read, finished it last week.

Could have done with more shooting zombies, and less running from them, and some of the gun stuff( super duper illegal cop killer bullets!) was a little hokey, but overall worth the time.


If ARFcommers were the main characters the book would have been much shorter.

Chapter 1: People turn into zombies.

Chapter 2: SHTF stash is broken out and ARs a plenty lay waste to the zombies as far as the eye can see.

Chapter3; Main character lives happily ever after.

Stephen King's version is definitely longer



That's the part that I can never work out in a zombie infestation. I can see going from 1 to 10 or 10 to 100. But figure 1% of households have someone who can shoot and has 200-300 rounds of ammo. So how would it ever get beyond a few hundred is beyond me.

Sorry if this is a hijack.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 11:28:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gks452:

Originally Posted By HRoark:
Good read, finished it last week.

Could have done with more shooting zombies, and less running from them, and some of the gun stuff( super duper illegal cop killer bullets!) was a little hokey, but overall worth the time.


If ARFcommers were the main characters the book would have been much shorter.

Chapter 1: People turn into zombies.

Chapter 2: SHTF stash is broken out and ARs a plenty lay waste to the zombies as far as the eye can see.

Chapter3; Main character lives happily ever after.

Stephen King's version is definitely longer



That's the part that I can never work out in a zombie infestation. I can see going from 1 to 10 or 10 to 100. But figure 1% of households have someone who can shoot and has 200-300 rounds of ammo. So how would it ever get beyond a few hundred is beyond me.

Sorry if this is a hijack.



I actually thought that this was the most "realistic" possibility for zombie infestation.

Think about it, whenever something catastophic happens, the first thing everyone in the area does is pick up their cell phone.

That combined with the fact that growing numbers of people are going completely wireless, means that a virus spread by cellphone usage would spread VERY quickly, and not just locally, it could cross the counry instantly.

I however, would be on the roof post haste, picking off neighborhood zombies the first night
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