The King of Weird creeps us out again with this new bestseller. All hell breaks loose one afternoon when people's cell phones start ringing. You simply won't believe what mankind is capable of and who (or what) is pulling the strings. But not everyone is affected, including Clay Riddell who didn't have a cell phone that day. Clay desperately wants to find his family, especially his son, which he sets out to do with naive hope and unyielding resolve. He picks up a few stragglers along the way and together they take on an inconceivable force. The action starts on the very first page, so be prepared for a wild ride from the very beginning. And remember - don't answer the phone.
Cell is about the end of the world via cell phone. It's very timely, considering you can't get a darn coffee without having to hear someone else's onesided conversation.
One afternoon people are going about their annoying conversations when suddenly all who were talking on the cells turn into bloodthirsty, violent "phone crazies". And those who own a cell but weren't using it at the time and make the fatal stake of calling their loved ones, or 911, to find out what the hell is going on, turn all crazy as well. Soon most everyone has reverted into a raving lunatic. The story follows a small band of survivors who were lucky enough to avoid the cell phone crazy making message as they make their way in this strange new world. It's very violent, often sad and some of the action eerily takes place in my neighboring town! Though the ending had me pulling my hair out, I remained entranced until the last word.
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.
Stephen King is one of those writers that can put feeling into each and every word and in doing so can creep you out! This is the story of Clay Riddell, who was in the heart of Boston on that brilliant autumn afternoon when hell was unleashed before his eyes. Without warning, carnage and chaos reigned. Ordinary people fell victim to the basest, most animalistic destruction. And the apocalypse began with the ring of a cell phone...
Stephen King will make you think twice about picking up your cell phone.
Reminds me of his older work... the best book I have read by Stephen King in a while. It was hard to put down!