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"The Cell" - more terrifying now than when it was first written (review)

Discussion in 'Cell' started by M_Parabola, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Ah, he doesn't know what he's missing! ;;D
     
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  2. Echo Looper

    Echo Looper Well-Known Member

    I really liked the Cell! I too put off reading it but I can honestly say its my favorite "zombie" book ever and that includes I Am Legend. The cell had moments of complete freak out gore and full on laughter for me. Very under-rated "fun" read and yes, has some fantastic philosophical under-layers. But mostly just pure ridiculous gore/fun. Oh...and I really liked the ending!
     
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  3. The Walkin' Dude

    The Walkin' Dude Well-Known Member

    Cell isn't one of his best, but it's kind of a change of pace for him. It's short, to the point, and a ton of fun. If I'm gonna read something like this, which is the equivalent of just a fun popcorn movie, I definitely prefer it be written by someone as talented as King.
     
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  4. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Oh, it was a fun, quick read. Not the best, but, shoot fire, son, so much better than most of the crap out there. It was quickly dated, however. I mean, nowadays, who the heck answers a call from a number they don't recognize?

    Maybe he should do a sequel. Text, wherein everybody gets some odd text that drives em nuts before they know what happens.
     
  5. Neesy

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

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    The hell? Really Neese?
     
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  7. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    :lol: That thought had not occurred to me, but something along those lines:idea: like Tweet. Not really, but how about if a forwarded chain letter drove enough people over the edge that they reverse or amplify the effect by writing it backwards by hand, and snail mail to the last ten people who sent them one. Those ten people become robots.:nrvs:
     
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  8. Neesy

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

    Hey - I didn't send it! (plus it's behind a spoiler) ;)

    p.s. This is not the reason I stopped eating pork! :redface::m_snicker:
     
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  9. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

     
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  10. Neesy

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

    You must really like that ham to quote it twice like that!

    Edit: okay - sorry I missed your comment. No - it is for health reasons I gave up the fatty stuff I really used to like - bacon, pork roast etc. I grew up on that stuff.

    What was harder was giving up caffeine as I went through some big withdrawal headaches during that.
     
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  11. London Init Geezer

    London Init Geezer Active Member

    Finishing Pet Cemetary and will then re read cell and see what I think second time around
     
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