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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. --Daphne Durham
The overall plot of the story is interesting, however the ending of this story makes the entire book not worth reading.
And then, after all that I read the last line of the book and turned the page expecting another chapter and was ticked off to find it was the end of the book.
You get the feeling that the author didn't know what to do with the storu and just ends it leaving the reader with a "what happened" on their lips.
With Cell, Stephen King once again does a great job in destroying the world. This time, with cellphones.
This book is well-developed. Read more
Total blood fest. Very creative imagery and action scenes. Similiar to Simon Clark's 'Blood Crazy' in how a certain category of people transform almost instantaneously from average... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Derek Spohn
Esta es una de esas historias de mundos post-apocalípticos con zombies, sin embargo, Stephen logra cautivarte desde el principio. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Vicky Larios
I haven't read The Stand yet, but I did watch the miniseries and am aware of the plot. The second half of Cell reminded me a lot of The Stand. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Kait M