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CELL by STEPHEN KING.
THERES A REASON CELL RHYMES WITH HELL.
On October 1, God is in His heaven, the stock market stands at 10,140, most of the planes are on time, and Clayton Riddell, an artist from Maine, is almost bouncing up Boylston Street in Boston. Hes just landed a comic book deal that might finally enable him to support his family by making art instead of teaching it. Hes already picked up a small (but expensive!) gift for his long-suffering wife, and he knows just what hell get for his boy Johnny. Why not a little treat for himself? Clays feeling good about the future.
That changes in a hurry. The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyones cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilizations darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve.
Theres really no escaping this nightmare. But for Clay, an arrow points home to Maine, and as he and his fellow refugees make their harrowing journey north they begin to see crude signs confirming their direction: KASHWAK=NO-FO. A promise, perhaps. Or a threat...
There are one hundred and ninety-three million cell phones in the United States alone. Who doesnt have one? Stephen Kings utterly gripping, gory, and fascinating novel doesnt just ask the question Can you hear me now? It answers it with a vengeance.
First Hard cover. Scribner, 0743292332, 384 pp. Fine/Fine. Remainder. List Price $26.95