I love King, but this latter novel shows his increasing tendency to create a situation, play around in it for a bit, then leave it hanging without any reconciliation of any kind. The premise is scary enough, and the story he weaves is, as always, creepy beyond belief. But how did it start? Whodunit? Why? What happens next? More trouble that it's worth, I'm VERY sorry to say.
In Stephen King's Cell the world ends with a phone call. In 2006 after taking a break from writing horror stories for a while, King came out with Cell, a return to the horror roots after he'd been away from them finishing up The Dark Tower series. The book itself, while not haunting by any means, does present a scary and unique premise. King, who has always been able to craft a good story with good characters, gives a techno horror novel that is both absorbing and fun. Clay … more
Clay Riddell has just left his publisher, celebrating his first big sale of his graphic novel Dark Wanderer. As he heads back towards his hotel, he stops for an ice cream. Waiting in line behind two women with cell phones, Clay witnesses the beginning of the end. Within seconds, the women have gone utterly crazy, and all heck breaks out on busy Boylston street in Boston. In shock, Clay bumps into the only other sane person, Tom McCourt. Together, they flee through the bloody … more