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Tuesday, 16 May 2006

CELL

WOW!

After working out last night, I thought I'd sit down and relax through a few chapters of CELL but instead wound up finishing it! We ended up going to bed a little later than usual but it was well worth it. I just couldn't put the book down again. I wanted to read it and see what was going to happen, how everything was going to turn out... and it didn't disappoint. Though I'm sad to say I would've liked more... yeah, long book and all but I really could've read more about Clay and the other survivors. Gee, even as I'm typing this I'm coming up with a hundred questions I'd still like answers for.

I think anyone who enjoys a good Armageddon-style read should definitely check this out. There's a bit of everything in it - in true King tradition. There's a lot of heart and the main characters are very likeable. Plus there's the whole phoners concept which I found intriguing and frightening at the same time. The suspense is also great, especially when you get down to the last 100 pages where you can't stop your mind from wondering about what's gonna happen next to this handful of normies. Ah, awesome book!

There was one particularly heart-breaking moment for me that involved a teenage character called Alice. She was strong, determined... I felt tears rise to my eyes. But I can't say more because I don't want to give away anything in this great story. I recommend going into it with the smallest amount of details as possible. Just know that it involves mobile phones and a bunch of survivors. Then sit back and enjoy the ride, because that's what it is. There are many ups and downs, twists and turns and just pure macabre horror that makes you realise this guy's a genius!

Well, I better stop. I could really go on and on about this book but I won't. I think I've said enough already. I'll leave you with: Outstanding!

2 comments :

Trish Milburn said...

I need to read some Stephen King. All I've read by him are his nonfiction writing book On Writing and his articles at the end of each issue of Entertainment Weekly. :)

Y said...

Oh, King is great! :) This book was awesome, I can't stop saying good things about it.

 
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