Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cell by Stephen King

from stephenking.com

Artist Clayton Riddell had been in Boston negotiating a successful deal to sell his comic book project.  His joy at finally hitting it big is shattered by an event called The Pulse which causes all those who were using their cell phones at the time of The Pulse to become zombies attacking and killing anyone in their way.  Fortunately for Clay, he does not own a cell phone.  In the panic to get out of Boston and find his way home to his wife and son in Maine, he is joined by Tom McCourt, a man he meets in the mele√© immediately following The Pulse and a young girl, Alice, who they rescue from being killed by one of the “crazies.”  The story follows their terrifying journey, avoiding capture—and worse—by the “crazies” who are beginning to “flock” and are led by one they call Raggedy Man as they attempt to reach Maine and a place called Kashwak which they hope will be their salvation. 

my thoughts:
Let me start out saying this book took me awhile to really get into. I think I was intimidated by how big the book was. BUT. Once I pushed my way past that, I really enjoyed it! This is the first Stephen King novel that I've read and I can tell you it won't be the last! And not just because I'm participating in the 2011 Stephen King Reading Challenge!


Delphyne said...

This is one of those books I had to buy the moment it came out. It's still sitting on my shelf unread. It's funny how that happens! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. I will have to make this one of the books I pick during the challenge.

Debgem said...

I really enjoyed this one too! I got into it really quickly and read it at one sitting. I always knew there was a reason I don't like mobile phones :)

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