Thursday, January 31, 2008

2008 Book 9: Cell

Book #:9
Book Title:Cell
Author:Stephen King
Publisher:Pocket Star Books
Pub. Date:2006
Started:January 26, 2008
Finished:January 30, 2008
Time to Read:5 Days
Back Cover / Inside Flap:"Graphic artist Clay Riddell was in the heart of Boston on that brilliant autumn afternoon when hell was unleashed before his eyes. Without warning, carnage and chaos reigned. Ordinary people fell victim to the basest, most animalistic destruction.

And the apocalypse began with the ring of a cell phone...."

Review:If Stephen King weren't (a) married and (b) twice my age, I'd marry him. I believe that he has the most creative literary mind in our age. How his mind work is far beyond me, but that it does work makes me a happy person.

Cell is an eerie look at our time, and our ultimate reliance on technology. Think about how far we've come - fifty years ago, we had party lines, black and white TVs, and microwaves and personal computers were still thoughts for the future. Now? How many people do you know that don't have a cell phone? Not many, are there? My husband has an eight-year-old second cousin that got one for Christmas, which just seems obscene.

In this horrifying look at a society under attack, King takes us out of our comfort zone and backwards in time to a world that has to rely on itself instead of technology to survive. Worse yet, it's a world where unknown forces are conspiring to take down American society - a theme awkwardly appropriate in post-9/11 America.

All in all, I urge you to run, not walk, to pick up your own copy of this novel and dive into it yourself!

My friend Penelope Anne also reviewed this book on her blog - check out her thoughts here! The Manic Bookworm's Ballroom: Cell by Stephen King.

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


1 comment:

The Mama Bear said...

Thanks for the link back, glad you also liked the book.