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Title:   Cell
Author:   Stephen King
Times Read:   1
Last Read:   03.05.06

Other Books Read By This Author (20)
- 11/22/63
- Bazaar of Bad Dreams
- Blockade Billy
- The Colorado Kid
- Doctor Sleep
- Duma Key
- Elevation
- End of Watch
- Finders Keepers
- Full Dark, No Stars
- It
- Joyland
- Just After Sunset
- Lisey's Story
- Mr. Mercedes
- On Writing
- The Outsider
- Revival
- Under the Dome
- The Wind Through the Keyhole

Notes History
Date Read Note
03.05.06 I guess this is his first "real" book since finishing The Dark Tower (not counting The Colorado Kid as both a thematic and marketing shift for him)... It's ok. The idea is great - that at some point a pulse is sent down through cell phones to make anyone that's talking on them completely crazy - and dedicating the book to the likes of Richard Matheson and George Romero set itself up very nicely... but as the book goes on these computer analogies come in that are typically vague. I don't know if King talked to more hardcore programmers to get these ideas but as far as my knowledge goes it barely makes sense. OK the rebooting thing sort of works, but the worm and "save to system" ideas don't really fly at all. Of course these ideas are coming from a child character, but still I think even the most nerdiest kid doesn't say "save to system" anymore. maybe in the 70s or 80s but not anymore. So there's that... and there's really no ending... or what mild ending he had was stretched and epilogued to death like King's earlier books. I don't know, it just wasn't very fulfilling to me. And the first dozen pages of his next one, although being printed in King's handwriting was fun, don't seem that particularly interesting either. I hope he has another cool book in him. I'd hate for his career to be a life-version of one of his books: strong idea, great beginning, slow in the middle with a decent climax, then a long withering end that just won't quit.



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