Cell

Cell

Paperback - 2016
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The next call you take could be your last in this terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller by Stephen King--now a major motion picture starring Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack.

"If any of them looks over here, sees us, and decides to come after us, we're done. We won't have a hope in hell."

On October 1, God is in His heaven, the stock market stands at 10,140, most of the planes are on time, and graphic artist Clayton Riddell is visiting Boston, having just landed a deal that might finally enable him to make art instead of teaching it. But all those good feelings about the future change in a hurry thanks to a devastating phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse. The delivery method is a cell phone--everyone's cell phone. Now Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization's darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a relentless human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve. There's really no escaping this nightmare. But for Clay, an arrow points the way home to his family in Maine, and as he and his fellow refugees make their harrowing journey north, they begin to see the crude signs confirming their direction. A promise of a safe haven, perhaps, or quite possibly the deadliest trap of all....
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2016
ISBN: 9781501122248
150112224X

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Boston explodes into chaos when a single, mysterious pulse is suddenly sent through cell phones--everyone begins to turn into flesh-eating killing machines.

October 1st: chaos and carnage begins in Boston without warning - and it's all due to one simple cell phone call.

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, murder... Read More »

A single pulse is simultaneously transmitted through every cell phone on the planet. After the pulse, an unspeakable transformation occurs.


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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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