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Old 21st January 2009, 11:57 PM   #46 (permalink)
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This was the 1st Stephen king book ive read, and the last.

The ending was soooo unfulfilling that it ruined the journey for me. I think he just couldnt think of a way to finish and his deadline was getting close.

Meh!

Noooo! Just finished the book half an hour ago, and I agree the ending is terrible (Marvolo's justicification for it being *honest* .. no comment) but don't judge his other books by this one. Bag of Bones had the most fulfilling ending I have ever found in any book.
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Old 22nd January 2009, 07:59 AM   #47 (permalink)
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I thought Cell was one of his good books compared to his older prime works. The ending was a bit stupid but it's left to your imagination
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Old 22nd January 2009, 09:38 AM   #48 (permalink)
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I thought the ending sucked. Which was a pity as it was the first time in about 8 years that I had enjoyed one of his books.
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Old 22nd January 2009, 11:59 AM   #49 (permalink)
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You can't win 'em all, but at least it wasn't as bad as Lisey's Story, that was just a big pile of s**t, I am sorry, a lot of people here will disagree but I did not like that book.
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Old 17th March 2009, 08:32 PM   #50 (permalink)
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I didn't have a problem with the ending so much as the rest of the book.

It stated out good, but was all downhill after the main party was formed.
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Old 18th March 2009, 07:43 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I actually didn't mind the end. I thought the book was enjoyable. Still doesnt compare to Duma Key though. That was a fantastic read.
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Old 28th March 2009, 08:00 PM   #52 (permalink)
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King rarely, if ever, neatly gift wraps his endings for the reader. Sometimes it would be nice to leave off with, "...and they all lived happily ever after. The End.", but there would be no thought afterward.

Personally, I like the conjecture and discussion his endings (or non-endings) generate.
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Old 21st May 2009, 09:32 AM   #53 (permalink)
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I too hated the ending. But the road there was very promising. I mean, killing Alice? That was a gutsy move. You'd expect her to live. Of any character, she struck me as the one most eligible to survive. Now, I said this in another thread but doublepulsing Johnny seems stupid and contrived.

Edit: And yeah, Lisey's Story did suck. Very little of it stuck and I have a great memory.
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Old 30th August 2009, 05:23 PM   #54 (permalink)
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oh cell is a very unique novel it has the zombie apocalypse feel but he pretty much says to hell with all the cliches about 100 pages in and turns it into something much better and enjoyable.
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Old 30th August 2009, 06:37 PM   #55 (permalink)
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It's a real bummer that Eli Roth is no longer involved in the film.
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Old 21st November 2010, 03:25 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Re: Stephen King - Cell

This has sat on my book shelf (figuratively, since I've moved twice in the last two and a half years) since right after it came out. It did jump into the action very quickly and took some turns I didn't expect. I enjoyed the read and it seems to me that this was one of King's rare, pure, Science Fiction novels. (No true supernatural elements at all.)
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Old 12th March 2011, 03:11 AM   #57 (permalink)
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I have to agree.. I've read just about every SK book in print, and this one was really captivating, till the ending! It was almost as if he wasn't sure what to write? or ran out of steam? or thought "sequel" which really annoyed me to no end! I'm still a fan, but really wanted more in this ending than what was given... forgive me for posting this, if it's already been hashed to death, but... was too lazy to read 4 pages of posts!

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Old 12th March 2011, 04:13 AM   #58 (permalink)
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Lemme guess.. extreme sadistic violence involving kids, he uses that over and over...a hundred pages too long.... and rehash...are you sure he even wrote it? I thot he had people doing that for him now?
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Old 15th March 2011, 12:22 AM   #59 (permalink)
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You don't think so do you?! Please tell me he still writes his own stuff...
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Old 15th March 2011, 12:24 AM   #60 (permalink)
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I think of everyone, King would be the unlikeliest to have other people write his stuff.

I've posted many times about what I think of this book, so I'll just be brief. Loved the book (and it's not often I completely fall for his more recent stuff), didn't mind the ending at all.
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