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I Think You're All Crazy!!!!!

Discussion in 'Cell' started by Lyrykell, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. KingAHolic

    KingAHolic Banned

    ... well when he's going into detail in the gory scenes, I think I get the gist.... I don't think the way someone's eye is hanging out of their socket is a detail that I will need to know later on in the story .....
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  2. M&P15

    M&P15 Deleted User

    I don't know if I missed it or if there was ever an explanation to the origin of the virus/signal. Maybe it was left to the reader's imagination.
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  3. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    In terms of the casting, assuming it has stayed the same since this thread was started, I assume it was done for economic reasons. I don't know how they are approaching risk on this particular celluloid investment, but Jackson's involvement probably allowed the producers to sell rights in foreign territories (Cusack perhaps helped on that count, as well, although I don't think he is a big international star). Keach, an odd choice for a movie, probably definitely came very cheap. Cusack was probably that perfect middle ground -- somewhat of a significant, active fan base, especially recently from that Hot Tub movie, but not at all too expensive.
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  4. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I just re-read this. (I am not sure if I finished the first time)
    I liked it, although I am still not sure what exactly happened at the end?
    Thought I still had more to read.

    It would have been nice to continue the adventures of Johnny and how that all turned out. Like a Mike Ryerson or something. That would have been scary.
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  5. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I see this is an old thread that got revived, but I actually liked this book so not sure which fans said it wasn't good - maybe it was initially greeted with semi-bad reviews?
  6. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    I think you're all crazy!!!! Isn't that what the phone-ites said? I liked it better on the second reading. But not a lot better. The first half was great.
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  7. MechaBiollante

    MechaBiollante New Member

    One of my favorite King books, personally.
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  8. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I read it when it was first published and liked it but the narrative drive hits a wall midway through, I think. I need to read again.
  9. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    Just noticing this old post skimom2, I suddenly see your point! It's sort of a Bachman book. Like 'Running Man' or 'Thinner' it grabs an idea & narrative and just runs with it, literary trappings be damned. It's a page turner. Bachman had to put beans on the table. Maybe SK should have brought Dick Bachman out of retirement for this one.
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  10. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Yep yep, though Bachman tended more toward 'humans are massive d**cks' stories than toward 'horror' stories.
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  11. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    Well skimom2, those zombies were most certainly d-cks! I mean seriously, they were jerks.
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  12. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Have to agree with you there. That said I kind of like the ambigous ending. There was no way a happy ending was going to feel right, or a totally bad one. Kind of the way The Stand. Let them get on with it and we'll see what happens.
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  13. ShadowNinja88

    ShadowNinja88 Member

    I really loved this book too and this was actually my first King novel ever. I never even planned to read the whole thing too xD I just was looking through while waiting for other books and then it got me hooked and this would be my favorite King novel now, even if its b/c its my first.
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  14. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I enjoyed Cell too :butterfly:

    Welcome to SKMB ShadowNinja88 =D
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  15. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I liked it. I know 2 people that are not on this board that liked it as well. I've read the book twice and watched the movie twice. Well...I watched the movie and quit half way through the first time because I didn't think it was that good. I decided to give the movie another chance a while later and made it through to the end. The first time I saw it was better.

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