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Cell by Stephen King

Cell by Stephen King

Civilization doesn’t end with a bang or a whimper. It ends with a call on your cell phone. What happens on the afternoon of October 1 came to be known as the Pulse, a signal sent though every operating cell phone that turns its user into something … well, something less than human. Savage, murderous, unthinking-and on a wanton rampage. Terrorist act? Cyber prank gone haywire? It really doesn’t matter, not to the people who avoided the technological attack. What matters to them is surviving the aftermath. Before long a band of them-“normies” is how they think of themselves-have gathered on the grounds of Gaiten Academy, where the headmaster and one remaining student have something awesome and terrifying to show them on the school’s moonlit soccer field. Clearly there can be no escape. The only option is to take them on.

I read this book ages ago (oh wow it was 2006? How old am I 😦 ) and actually enjoyed the mystery and intrigue. I just wonder if the new movie adaptation will follow suit. I watched the trailer and I’m not so keen after all. By it’s King so I’m going to watch it anyway. Maybe I’ll reread the book. *shrugs*

You know who Stephen King is. I will instead take this opportunity to apologize for referencing him so often haha. Not.




About Nthato Morakabi

Nthato Morakabi is a South African published author. He has short stories appearing in both international and local anthologies, and has published his first book, Beneath the Wax, which opens his three-part novella series "Wax". He is an avid reader, blogger and writer.

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  1. You’re an old man Nthato. Admit it!!!! Haha. And you mention Stephen King too much? When? 😂

  2. Well written !
    Also plzdo check my blog i am a new starter

  3. Wow, you must feel old! Lol.
    I may give the book a try someday.

  4. Since I am three fourths of the way through Book 6 of the DARK TOWER SERIES, this was perfect timing on your part. I enjoyed the trailer, too. I stated reading (listening to) THE GUNSLINGER in the 80’s and followed on hot, lazy, summer afternoons with the fan blowing across the bed. Then after the next two books, the narrator died and King refused to let anyone else read the rest of the series. (Think ending with “Blaine the Train. “)
    Fast forward to foot surgery in 2014. I bought books four through seven for my two months, no wait on foot recuperation period. By now, I have hit 70 and, believe me, the King-Appeal is still there. The books have made such an impression that they are still there too; I barely had to read the synopses from the DARK TOWER website to pick up the thread of the story.
    Today, I am on book six and this series may not only turn out to be King’s “lifework” but reading it may be mine! ha ha
    I hope to finish SONG OF SUSANNAH in a week or so (School starts for me Wed., so that may be wishful thinking). But my goal is to read Book 7 during the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays.
    Thanks for reminding me there are “other Kings out there” just as “There are other worlds than these.’

    • Oh gosh noooooo not the Dark Tower!!! If you’re at book six it’s already too late. haha. Let me know what you think at the end of the final book. It’s been an amazing journey so far right? Great book. Characters. Story. Adventure. Drama. Intrigue.

      • intrigue…and more. It is a book to be experienced, not just read. I am aware that “things may not end well” as a friend told me, but I am not one who demands a happy ending. I want a satisfying one or even better, one that takes my breath away. King has delivered that before. What a genius; what a writer.

  5. PLEASE consider the many mistakes hugs–it is 4:00 a.m.


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