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Cell: A Novel

7 Ratings: 3.3
A book by Stephen King

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 … see full wiki

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Scribner
6 reviews about Cell: A Novel
review by . January 08, 2007
It all starts off with a bang, or should I say pulse, that literally turns artist Clayton Riddell's world into a moaning, groaning, biting world of zombies. Clay had just completed what seemed to be a great business meeting with a company interested in his comics work. He walks outside with celebratory gifts in tow when havoc breaks out by an ice cream truck. Then havoc breaks out in the local park. People begin biting, eating, hacking, slashing, etc. each other. This is just a brief summary of …
review by . April 20, 2006
This is almost a Richard Bachman book. Simple, direct, bloody and not too full of itself. It's almost the anti-thesis of THE DARK TOWER. (Which is kind of funny to say, since much of the book involves a small group of unlikely companions traveling by foot along unfamiliar roads, confronting one crisis after another.) It feels very much like a book wanting to be a movie.    Yes, it is a zombie story, of sorts. Everyone in the world who uses a cell-phone has their brains/programming …
review by . April 09, 2006
In a world that is currently under seige by all manner of technology, the cell phone stands out as the one most people cannot do without, and the one most likely to be abused and exacerbate how rude we can all be to one another....in his most recent novel, King demonstrates how he feels about this particular piece of progress. It's a beautiful morning in Boston, until Clayton Riddell, a Maine artist about to make good, witnesses chaotic and inexplicable human behavior that seems to be related to...what …
review by . March 20, 2006
What would happen to society if a mental "reboot" signal was sent through the cell phone system all at once? That's the premise of Stephen King's latest, Cell.    Clay Riddell is celebrating his first major cartoon contract, and is looking forward to getting home to his wife and son. But all that changes in an instant when a strange signal is sent out to all the cell phones on the cellular system. Those who placed a call or were on the phone are turned into mindless deranged …
review by . February 08, 2006
Finally, a new book by Stephen King that doesn't feel like you're holding a concrete block when you're reading it! This new, slimmed down King is a throwback to his earlier, shorter books, and I, for one, appreciate the change. The prose is more sparing, the plot moves along quite quickly, and the tension never ceases. My only quibble with the story is that it seemed to end just a bit prematurely, but I'm sure Mr. King wanted to leave just a bit of doubt about the outcome in his readers' minds. …
review by . February 06, 2006
"Cell" is definitely a novel that hearkens back to Stephen King's origins in the raw, brutal side of the horror genre. It doesn't pull its punches, and as a result it's a fun read.    Make no mistake...I've enjoyed King's recent work quite a bit. "From a Buick 8" and "The Colorado Kid" were both departures for King, and to me were signs of a maturing author coming into his own. Those books had a complexity and an ambiguity that King's never really explored in the past. "Cell" …
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