The next call you take could be your last in this terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller by Stephen King—now a major motion picture starring Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack.
“If any of them looks over here, sees us, and decides to come after us, we’re done. We won’t have a hope in hell.”
On October 1, God is in His heaven, the stock market stands at 10,140, most of the planes are on time, and graphic artist Clayton Riddell is visiting Boston, having just landed a deal that might finally enable him to make art instead of teaching it. But all those good feelings about the future change in a hurry thanks to a devastating phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse. The delivery method is a cell phone—everyone’s cell phone. Now Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization’s darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a relentless human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve. There’s really no escaping this nightmare. But for Clay, an arrow points the way home to his family in Maine, and as he and his fellow refugees make their harrowing journey north, they begin to see the crude signs confirming their direction. A promise of a safe haven, perhaps, or quite possibly the deadliest trap of all....
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Great Ride, but wanted more.
This was great through out most of the novel. It was like a good burger that left you with a stomach ache at the end. The plot, very believable and very scary. The characters were well-written and I was able to relate(Well you know, without the end of the world thing). I read through it very quickly, I had trouble putting it down. My favorite character was Alice, the 16-year old that was tough as any grown man. It was hard for me to believe she was so young and that strong.
Anyhow, my only problem with the novel is the last chapters. I feel that it was rushed as if to end it quickly in a t.v. series cliffhanger, or to set up a sequel. I don't know the reason, but the ride to end was great. Another issuse I had was the theory of what could have happened. The ones explaining understood, but they're audience and it's readers were left with a, "uh, okay.".
Still, once again I enjoyed the novel, and would recommend it to anyone wh enjoys gory, end of the world novels. :>
Cell by Stephen King
Many people, not unlike myself, really love a good "end of the world" novel. This is not the first such book, but it is among the very best. This audio book is well worth the money! I have listened to it over and over, and will do so, again.
Loved this book!
I could not put this book down!! It was wonderful!! I really hope they make a movie out of this book.