Cell

Cell

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Civilization doesn't end with a bang or a whimper. It ends with a call on your cell phone. What happens on the afternoon of October 1 came to be known as the Pulse, a signal sent though every operating cell phone that turns its user into something...well, something less than human. Savage, murderous, unthinking-and on a wanton rampage. Terrorist act? Cyber prank gone haywire? It really doesn't matter, not to the people who avoided the technological attack. What matters to them is surviving the aftermath. Before long a band of them-"normies" is how they think of themselves-have gathered on the grounds of Gaiten Academy, where the headmaster and one remaining student have something awesome and terrifying to show them on the school's moonlit soccer field. Clearly there can be no escape. The only option is to take them on.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2006
ISBN: 9780743292337
0743292332
Characteristics: 355, 12 p. ; 24 cm

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danielestes
Mar 08, 2016

I resisted starting Stephen King's Cell mostly because cell phones have evolved so much since 2006, as has our relationship to them. What was once a new and feared gadget is now more common than ever. (Seriously, it's only a matter of time before we think of ourselves as cyborgs, and not in a sarcastic way.) And King's a bit of a technophobe, at least in his stories, so I thought whatever anxieties cell phones caused 10 years ago would be so much worse today. Also, I'm not really into zombies so there's that too.

Turns out most of my initial impressions were unfounded. Cell is a fun, post-apocalyptic adventure. Give it a try.

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Vouvan
Oct 07, 2015

I hated the ending! Sounded like a 'Cell 2" coming soon .

Sometimes King just goes on and on and on close to the end of his books. The book was OK.

JAMES REBEIRO Nov 06, 2014

It is a fantastic four story about novena and James,. That is all,. Thanks,. James Rebeiro.
It's epic moment is very good but written in French language with English Monogram, so that everyone of us go to heaven and become Jesus's son & daughter,. at last we think of Heaven and last procure comes to end lebu and thus go to solemn duty,. and bird & beauty soon come to us and we get resuraction,. James Rebeiro,. Thanks,.

athompson10 Nov 05, 2014

Gory. Not his best. Some moments of suspense but the ending is a fizzle.

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Piemanthe3rd
Jul 31, 2014

Great premise, interesting story, good characters, and then it all falls apart and gets incredibly boring and stupid.

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MaryMaryJ
May 20, 2014

Seemed too predictable. Didnt enjoy it.

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VelosterChick
Oct 02, 2013

Excellent! One of my favourites! When my cellphone died, I didn't get another...this book makes you wonder. hmmm

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Argavius117
Jul 07, 2013

An excellent book. I wish that we had gotten to find out what happened at the ending with his son but it was still awesome. Just read it.

Viking234 Apr 12, 2013

Good book, always enjoy SK's writing. Could not put the book down.

leapyrtwins Jan 06, 2013

Classic Stephen King. Loved every page of it!

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Dec 10, 2009

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