Stephen King - Cell

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    weaveworld

    weaveworld ~Behold my sparklies!~

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    Hi All

    How are you all doing?

    Has anyone read Cell yet?

    If so, would you recommend it?

    Thank you

    :)weave
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    McMurphy

    McMurphy Apostate Against the Eloi

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    I saw that book in the stores, too, but I have yet to read it.

    I had thought he was retired from writing, and that the remaining books yet to be published had already been put out. Perhaps I am mistaken. Either way, I keep holding out on the chance that King will return to more concise, spectular writing that made him famous.
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    weaveworld

    weaveworld ~Behold my sparklies!~

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    I heard he was retiring too, but from all the reviews I have read, he is back and Cell is supposedly a return to what he is really good at - horror. I am looking forward to reading it. :)
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    genisis2

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    I have not read it as of yet but its selling like hotcakes in Canada. I believe I read in Pub. Weekly that it was #1 in the good old US of A.
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    Prefx

    Prefx Lord of the City-Within

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    It's unique in that King throws you right in. This is one of his scarrier books too. I had mixed feelings for it at first, but I grew to love the violence and sadistic... turn of events. ;)
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    genisis2

    genisis2 New Member

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    mmmm maybe Ill have to read it for April.
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    polymath

    polymath The Reimkennar

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    I'm a little way into it...nearly half...
    I'd say it's a good one...you know the guy can tell a story and put the wind up you, I like it so far.
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    The Time Traveller

    The Time Traveller Retro-Future is/was here

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    I have to give a big thumbs up. I didn't like the last two King books I read but this one cooks!
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    polymath

    polymath The Reimkennar

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    I finished it a little while ago....it's a return to form, definitely. It doesn't quite hit the peaks, but it's streets ahead of his 'I'll throw in fifty-odd pages about this guy dealing with his fear internally" period. If you are a King fan, you will certainly like this. Yes, buy it.
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    J.Lo

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    Hi there , im new here and i just love all King's things, books or tv stuff.....The scarier the better too....
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    Denie Alconn

    Denie Alconn Horrible Shrew

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    On the matter of retiring I think he is just cutting his work down a bit...can always check on his website http://www.stephenking.com
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    genisis2

    genisis2 New Member

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    Welcome to chronicles Jlo.
    I read the Cell and didnt really see anything original in it. I thought to my wee self as I read the book this was more of a homage to all the undead movies and King put a slight twist on it. Im not saying it was a bad book but not one of his better books unless you compare it to Dreamcatcher:eek: then its freaking amazing.
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    weaveworld

    weaveworld ~Behold my sparklies!~

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    I liked Dreamcatcher too:)
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    weaveworld

    weaveworld ~Behold my sparklies!~

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    My sister bought me 'Cell' at the weekend.

    What a read, I am never using my mobile again!
    :)
    (is that a hurrah I hear from my husband?......)

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    sanityassassin

    sanityassassin he's the madcap pusher

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    I've heard that cell is a modern version of the Stand sort of and if it is anywhere near as good it should be a great book
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    weaveworld

    weaveworld ~Behold my sparklies!~

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    Well I finished 'Cell' tonight, don't worry, no spoilers here.

    What a great book, I really enjoyed it, I didn't put it down.

    Read this book asap!:)

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    Envoy

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    I agree...one of his better ones.
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    Wiggum

    Wiggum S.M.R.T.

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    I really thought it was the meat in the From A Buick 8 and Dreamcatcher sandwich of bad.
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    stinking_dylan

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    Loved Cell. A little sceptical at first as it didn't start like usual King books, but after the first couple of chapters I was hooked. Definately one of his best IMHO, and I'm already looking forward to reading it again.
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    Thanatos

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    Also thought it was a strong return to top form for him, along with being a very nice homage to all those Romero movies.

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