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Old 7th March 2006, 01:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All

How are you all doing?

Has anyone read Cell yet?

If so, would you recommend it?

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Old 7th March 2006, 03:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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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Old 7th March 2006, 08:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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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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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Old 8th March 2006, 04:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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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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Old 14th March 2006, 10:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
mmmm maybe Ill have to read it for April.
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Old 15th March 2006, 10:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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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Old 7th April 2006, 04:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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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Old 7th April 2006, 09:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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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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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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Old 17th April 2006, 02:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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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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Old 17th April 2006, 06:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
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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....
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 then its freaking amazing.
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I liked Dreamcatcher too
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Old 25th April 2006, 07:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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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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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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