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Discussion in 'Cell' started by Haunted, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I thought King books always got negative reviews.

    Haven't you heard? He sells on his name. Guy could write a shopping list and it would make the best seller list. :biggrin-new: Couldn't help myself. That was the last review I remember reading about a King book. I don't even remember what book it was, but it cracked me up and I've never forgotten it. (It was before Thinner, I know that.)
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  2. Waylander

    Waylander Well-Known Member

    I do love my avatar; the son of IT, lol
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  3. Neesy

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

    or was it his laundry list? (I know that doesn't even make sense - what exactly IS a laundry list anyway!??)

    This is a weird looking drawing, (different) :biggrin2:
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  4. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    Actually laundry makes sense....for an idiot writer.

    That picture is really good. The artist should have signed it though. There are two artists (maybe more) I have liked their page on FB. I'm glad they sign their pictures because then if I share them! even if I have to load it on my computer and post on a forum,it shows who the artist is. Free advertising for them. :D
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  5. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I should clarify....I mean the person writing the review is the idiot writer.
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  6. bigkingfan91

    bigkingfan91 Well-Known Member

    I rarely read one of his works that I absolutely do not like. There seems to always be some kind of factor in the stories that I like, always something. I don't remember much from CELL, although I did enjoy it a lot, as a horror/zombie/romero fan. I just finished Duma Key, so I think I'm going to re read CELL now since they are making a movie about it. I want to have it fresh in my mind. CELL I believe was the last King book I had read years ago, and then somehow got out of reading and just stopped.

    I enjoyed the heck out of Needful Things & The Mist, both deserve a re read.
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  7. Neesy

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

    I understood you AnnaMarie! :biggrin2: :laugh: :love:
    How is the weather in T.O.?
  8. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    It's cold, but nothing falling from the sky today.
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  9. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    This one on my favorite Stephen King books as well man but then again i love any zombie related story. I do have to re read this though i will proabably make it the next book i read.
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  10. OKKingFan

    OKKingFan Well-Known Member

    Just finished it today. Really liked it, although slightly dissatisfied at the ending on the final page. I did like the fact the book got right to the action right off the bat. That was one of the things I really liked about "The Regulators" too. The killing starts quickly... It does seem already sort of dated, though. I bet many more people have cell phones now than then. That book was finished almost 10 years ago.
    I do think this would be a cool movie though. Short book, so they should be able to keep most of the stuff from the book in the movie.
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  11. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    One thing to keep in mind about critics. 9 times out of 10 they are frustrated or failed Artists, Writers, Actors, etc. Jealousy abounds when somebody has too much continued success. Case in point.
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  12. HMW

    HMW Well-Known Member

    No. Read or re-read every other book by SK instead. They are all great, this one is simply the exception to the rule.
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  13. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Cell, to me, seemed like an extrospective metaphor for what technology was doing to diminish humanity.
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  14. HMW

    HMW Well-Known Member

    Now, that's a word you don't see used every day.

    Not that I am a luddite in any way, au contraire, I think new technology is exciting. But it pains me to see how technology is turning - at risk of sounding melodramatic - people into slaves. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around?

    Case in point: last week I saw a father pushing a pram with one hand, whilst (which is too often the case these days) texting on his iPhone with the other. This is sad enough; If you are out with your kid, then spend time with your kid, not your phone. But the horrible thing in this situation was that the dad was so intent on his text message that he stepped between two parked cars, right into traffic and in front of a running bus!

    I (and probably the busdriver as well) nearly had a heart attack, but luckily the driver was NOT texting, and managed to stop in time.

    This is unfortunately NOT an exception to a rule. I see examples of this behaviour, as do you - I am sure, every day.

    Or, in the words of much more prolific character than I:
    ”Head's up - hands down!
    Because I see everybody with their hands folded, bent over, in the middle of God knows WHAT!
    Driving down the f**king street, and it's like...
    The world's passing you by fellows. Ladies and gentlemen, the WORLD is passing you by, and...
    F**king put your phone down just for a little while, and LIVE a little bit of it please.”
  15. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    yeah, it's da bomb.
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  16. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Other than the fact that it's completely freakin' awesome? No....not really.
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  17. Mobe1969

    Mobe1969 Well-Known Member

    After seeing this thread, I want to pull it out and read it for the third time now!
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  18. London Init Geezer

    London Init Geezer Active Member

    Re reading it now a few pages at a time to fill the gap before I aqiure sleeping beauties for Christmas...gotta say I’m enjoying it in all its gory simplicity .
    Does seem very dated now everyone has a mobile phone today
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