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Cell (Paperback)

Author:  Stephen King
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1416524517
ISBN-13: 9781416524519
Sku: 202534003
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 4.5L x 1T
Pages:  449
Age Range:  NA
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The latest, terrifying, #1 "New York Times" bestseller by Stephen King, about the mayhem unleashed when a mysterious force transforms cell phone users into homicidal maniacs, is available in a Premium Edition paperback.
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WHERE WERE YOU ON OCTOBER 1ST AT 3:03 P.M.?

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....Mayhem and violence are unleashed around the world when a pulse from a mysterious source transforms all cell phone users into homicidal maniacs, and only a small band of "normies" who avoided the technological attack can stop the rampage.

Annotation:
Master of horror Stephen King preys upon our fears of technology with the plot hook driving this chiller: a mysterious signal known as "The Pulse," sent via cell phone, turns everyone talking on one into a mindless, murderous beast. The "normies"--those fortunate enough to be away from their phones--must band together in order to defend themselves from the afflicted and highly dangerous "phoners." The book's protagonist is non-cellphone-owning, comic-book artist Clayton Riddell, who watches a Boston street turn into a scene of bloody chaos as he waits on line at an ice-cream truck. Desperately, Clay fights his way through a newly insane New England back home to his estranged wife and young son in Maine, not knowing whether they are alive, dead, or affected by The Pulse themselves.
Author Bio
Stephen King
Born in 1947, Stephen King has become a household name all over the world. His mother raised him and his brother after their father deserted the family in 1950. In high school, King began to write short stories, his first published work appearing in 1968. He attended the University of Maine, graduating with a B.S. in 1970. Up until his first novel appeared, King had worked in an industrial laundry, as a janitor, as well as an English teacher. CARRIE, his debut, was met by a largely indifferent public in 1974. It wasn't until two years later, after King's second novel 'SALEM'S LOT and the filmed version of CARRIE, that King became a major player in the horror field. THE SHINING, his 1977 haunted hotel novel, began a litany of bestsellers, including THE STAND, THE DEAD ZONE, PET SEMETARY, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, and many others. King's work is regarded as instrumental in bringing about a resurgence of interest in horror fiction in the 1970s and '80s. An extremely high percentage of King's voluminous literary output has been filmed, with varying degrees of success, but all serving to carry the name of Stephen King far and wide. He has written nonfiction, given lectures, acted in films, and continues to produce huge novels nearly every year, all of which become instant bestsellers. As an bizarre sidenote, during the summer of 1999 while walking along a back road in Maine, King was struck and seriously injured by a minivan whose driver apparently lost control of the vehicle while being distracted by his dog--thus creating exactly the kind of news item that might have inspired several of King's own novels.

Praise

Publishers Weekly
"[C]ompelling....King's imagining of what is more or less post-Armageddon Boston is rich, and the sociological asides made by his characters along the way...jaunty and witty....[T]he book holds together in signature King style. Fans will be satisfied." 01/02/2006

New York Times
"[A] traditional King narrative studded with alarming signs of the times." - Janet Maslin 01/23/2006

Newsweek
"The King of Horror returns to top form." 01/30/2006

"King's apocalyptic cautionary tale suggests that cellular communication could be as pernicious as it is pervasive." (starred review) 02/01/2006

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0449
Product attributePublisher:   Pocket Star Books
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