Now with a stunning new cover look, Stephen King's No. 1 bestselling apocalyptic thriller will mean you 'won't use your mobile for days' (Guardian)
You can run. You can hide. Just don't pick up.
The event which propels civilization into its second dark age is known as The Pulse. The virus is is carried by every cell phone operating in the world. Within hours, those receiving calls will become infected.
In Boston, artist Clayton Riddell flees the explosive heart of the city. He knows he has to reach his son before the young boy switches on his little red phone. And time is running out . . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Leave it to Stephen King to make you afraid of your own phone. In Cell, America’s master of horror starts with an awful but ever-so-plausible premise: every human with a cell phone intercepts a viral signal that turns them into murderers. We follow a handful of survivors on the run across New England. Witty and self-aware, the novel is a quip-driven blast with scathing social commentary and an unforgettable villain. Only King could rewrite the rules of the zombie apocalypse so confidently—and ground it all in one father’s single-minded mission to find his son.
Half Vintage King
A great first half is let down by a limp ending. What starts as a thrill ride full of action and some genuine scary moments is then replaced by a tepid road journey. For the most part this is King at his best, but the ending just doesn’t do it for me.
What is this book about
Interesting and disturbing concept!
Great book with a terrible ending