Review of Cell (by Stephen King)

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Comments: I read Cell a while back and just wanted to do a review on it. I bought it with high hopes as it was written from one of my favorite authors. It synopsis got me right off, I mean it’s a zombie fest but they are not dead. The people that were on their phone when the pulse hit turned into a mindless walking creature that indulged in anything. They ate anything, including people, did anything and age didn’t matter. Little kids and adults alike, attacked people eating their flesh. They killed each other also, I mean it was glorious mayhem. I thought I was in book reading nirvana, until I got further in. It went from wicked awesome to mediocre. Usually a good book builds you up and slaps you in the face along the way till….BOOM! At the end you put it down and go wow.

This book slapped me in the face almost to the point of real pain then……….dropped to blah. I have never read one of his books and been disappointed so I read Cell till the end. The plot was good, the characters were pretty good but the overall story was (lack for a better word) blah. The end, holy crap, almost made me want to toss it across the room. For me when you get to the end of a story and you have a nagging question unanswered it’s just annoying! Sometimes (almost never)  when a story lets you fill in the blank at the end it works. His short story The Raft did it and it worked really well IMO, but if you read this I will guess it will tick you off also. I give it 2 stars for overall story mainly because of the zombie’ish end of the world hooked me. If it had gone a different way (more like The Stand) then it might have gotten 4 to 5 stars.

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