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Cell - not sure I can finish

Discussion in 'Cell' started by KingAHolic, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    I really liked the way Cell started,from a peace filled sunshiny afternoon,to the mayhem Unca Steve created..and the evening,and the exit from Boston,liked it all,but somewhere along the way,I don't want to say it went stale,it just seemed to run down..for me anyway.Rate it as somewhere in the middle of the road of his books.
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  2. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    I liked how dark it was. Compared to another post apocalyptic SK book, The Stand, you get the opposite feel. There's not much hope to be found in Cell.

    Of course, I also love the joke that cell phones are turning us into zombies.
  3. KingAHolic

    KingAHolic Banned

    ... it's no joke...
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  4. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    I liked it. Not his best but certainly not boring and it was no trouble to read at all. Reading while at the cycle at the gym????? I could never do that. When i'm reading i'm reading and not much else.
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  5. Karloff

    Karloff Well-Known Member

    Can't imagine doing anything else while reading.
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  6. Jackal.S.Rogue

    Jackal.S.Rogue Well-Known Member

    I loved Cell, read it in a few days, the movie should be out later this year I think. I have a trick for being interested in books which don't keep my attention, if the characters don't interest you try imagining them as other people, in Cell I think Stephen King describes Tom McCourt as being short with a mustache (right? That's how I remember him anyway) and that reminded me of Charlie Chaplin so for the whole book I was reading about Clay Riddel and Charlie Chaplin running away from and fighting zombies. It kept me very entertained. :)
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  7. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    Sad to read you did not like it.

    It was my first Stephen King book and I really liked it. I also have been wanting to read it again. I am not sure if I will feel the shock of it after having read more-character-centric stories by him, but I doubt I will ever dislike it.

    I also may have cared more about the characters since I like comic books, and having a main character who works on that grabbed me from the start. I also remember Jordan's name even years later. The first time I read one of Mr. King's smart kids who happen to save the day (I had seen them in movies and TV series, but, as I said, this was my first SK book).

    Comparing it to The Stand (another post-apocalyptic story) and 'Salem's Lot (where the characters have to fight for their lives against a lot of monsters that outnumber them), I see these guys in Cell never had much of a chance to breathe. So what we see of their personalities and lives before the chaos is less than we do in those other books.
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