'Civilization slipped into its second dark age on an unsurprising track of blood but with a speed that could not have been foreseen by even the most pessimistic futurist. By Halloween, every major city from New York to Moscow stank to the empty heavens and the world as it had been was a memory.' The event became known as The Pulse. The virus was carried by every cell phone operating within the entire world. Within hours, those receiving calls would be infected. A young artist Clayton Riddell realises what is happening. He flees the devastation of explosive, burning Boston, desperate to reach his son before his son switches on his little red mobile phone ...
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'Very clever and brilliantly written ... you won't use your mobile for days.' -- Guardian 'The true narrative artist is a rare creature. Storytelling - the ability to make the listener or the reader need to know, demand to know, what happens next - is a gift. I don't think it can be taught ... Stephen King, like Charles Dickens before him, has this gift in spades.' -- The Times 'What makes this one of his most poignant books is not the gore or the sinister threats ... It is a father's helpless dread of what he has not been able to prevent.' -- Time Out 'Fans will rejoice that King has gone back to his horror-novel roots' -- Daily Mail 'King's genius for storytelling ensures there is plenty still to chew on. is King just scaring us into binning our mobiles? For now, I'm sticking to the landline.' -- Daily Mirror
About Stephen King
Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than thirty books including the epic Dark Tower series, On Writing and Bag of Bones. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, in Bangor, Maine.
Cell by Stephen King
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