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

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Rrty

Well-Known Member
Jun 4, 2007
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#83
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.
 

not_nadine

Comfortably Roont
Nov 19, 2011
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Behind you
#84
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.
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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#85
I absolutely loved the book Cell. There are people who say that it wasn't King's best work, or that it lacked some of that good old Stephen King Magic. There is no way that King lacks his personal magic in any of his books and I thought this book was great! I don't know if some of you don't like zombie stories or what the issue is but I thought this book was a great read. Also, the book was sad at times, however, it is not like the whole book was sad. I think that every one should do a re-read on this book, and that they should make sure to make it through. I do think that King writes to suit many different palates and tastes, and this is what makes him the writer that he is (awesome). I was just shocked to read that so many King fans disliked this book!
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?
 

grin willard

Don't understand me too quickly. Andre Gide
Feb 21, 2017
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#89
I'm an almost lifetime fan (I started reading Mr. King when I was about 13 :D), and I love Cell. It's a jumpback to the beginning for him, when his stories were lean and fast moving. Not to say that I don't like the longer books, but it was nice to have a string of them broken up by a story that hurled you along.
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.
 

skimom2

Just moseyin' through...
Oct 9, 2013
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#90
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.
Yep yep, though Bachman tended more toward 'humans are massive d**cks' stories than toward 'horror' stories.
 

doowopgirl

very avid fan
Aug 7, 2009
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#92
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.
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.
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
58,267
218,363
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#94
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.
I enjoyed Cell too :butterfly:

Welcome to SKMB ShadowNinja88 =D
 

mal

content
Jun 23, 2007
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#95
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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