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Author: Stephen King
There's a reason cell rhymes with hell. — On October 1st, God is in His heaven, the stock market stands at 10,140, most of the planes are on time, and Clayton Riddell, an artist from Maine, is almost bouncing up Boylston Street in Boston. He's just landed a comic book deal that might finally enable him to support his family by making art instead ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743292337
ISBN-10: 0743292332
Publication Date: 1/24/2006
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 772 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 8
I don't read much horror and I haven't been a big King fan in ten or fifteen years, but I did enjoy Cell.

I was surprised by how well written it was and I was hooked by the second page. It was exciting and made me want to keep reading it, because I just had to know what was going to happen to the characters.

I wasn't crazy about where it ended and I felt like there could have been a little more to the story, but it was good.

As I'm sure you can guess by the pool of blood on the cover, this was gory; although, I did not think it was scary.
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Helpful Score: 4
I always knew cell phones were a curse on mankind!Now I am sure. Zombies gore blood orphaned children. Stephen king at his most horrifying. Reminds me of some of his earlier works where man's unthinking actions lead to horrifying consequensces.
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Helpful Score: 4
I know many Stephen King fans were disappointed with this novel, but I really enjoyed it. I was immediately captivated by the story. I may have liked it better if the cause of all the devastation was explained, but King chose to keep his readers guessing with this one, which was fine with me. The ending was great, left me wondering, don't want to give anything away.
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Helpful Score: 3
Enjoyed this book though it did give me pause to use my cell afterwards.
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Helpful Score: 3
Loved this book! Read it in 2 sittings, it was very interesting and almost believable!
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A fun and interesting take on the zombie apocalypse genre ala Stephen King. Includes the wonderful character development typical of a SCtephen King novel and a must read for King aficionados.
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What a great book! I kept picturing this mass hoard of zombie type people taking over everything. They would ever fight with each other using little more than grunts to get their point across. It makes you wonder if it could ever really happen. There aren't very many people that don't own a cell phone nowadays. Maybe next time you answer it you will be brainwashed. :)
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[close] Just finished this one and really enjoyed it once I got into it. Imagine if suddenly a signal was sent out over cell phones everywhere. And that signal caused anyone who heard it to go violently insane. You can't go anywhere these days without seeing people on their phones. The far-reaching impact something like that could have is mind-boggling. And that is just what happens in this book.

The "normies" find themselves walking endlessly, looking for their loved ones and a safe place to rest. As the days pass, they begin to notice certain patterns of behavior with the "phoners" that just may save them...assuming there is anything left to live for.