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Wed, Dec. 6th, 2006 06:39 pm
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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Thu, Dec. 7th, 2006 07:26 am (UTC)

Yeah, there was a blurb in the back of Cell about that story. Have you started it? Is it good?

I haven't even gotten my cards in the mail to send! Oh noes!


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box_of_sorrows
Box Of Sorrows
Thu, Dec. 7th, 2006 08:22 am (UTC)

hah! I read car manuals and that's about it!! Ali's read it though, I think she said something about it being a bit of a different style of book than his usual writing, I'll ask her if it's any good...


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Thu, Dec. 7th, 2006 08:29 am (UTC)

I can take it then that if I give away the ending of Cell you won't come after me with penguins.

I was kind of disappointed in the ending. The plot of this story is that some wacko put a message in the world's mobile phones and at 3pm on October 1st anybody using the cell phone at that point lost all their meaning. They became blank slates and the only human thing left about them was aggression, violence, and rage.
It reminded me of 28 Days Later actually. There's this one guy that runs around only in sneakers jabbing car ariels around his 'cock flopping back and forth'. Typical King ;)

Anyway. The protagonist of the story has a son back home in Maine (he took a trip to Boston) and he went with some more refugees to Maine, getting harassed by these humans who suddenly developed powers that 'the blank slate opened up in their brain'. Telepathy for instance.

Towards the end we see that they converted many people by making htem listen to cell phones and his son was one of them. The man's friend said that if you make him listen to the phone again the Worms that are causing the mutations problems (computer Worms) it might wipe out his new aggression and possibly unlock his humanity and his soul (System Save). THe last paragraph has him putting the cell to his son's ear. We don't find out if the son comes back to his senses and hence, if humanity is saved.

Wow, I should write book reviews :P

It's an awesome book though.


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box_of_sorrows
Box Of Sorrows
Thu, Dec. 7th, 2006 08:38 am (UTC)

lol, not in the least! Ali's got all his books bar the rare limited stories that were down to a couple of books for friends...
She's a big Richard Laymon fan aswell, loads of his books, I should take a photo of her book shelf in the bedroom, it's ludicrous - floor to ceiling and half the width of the room stacked 2 books deep!

You should, I'm never any good at reviewing things, i'd go with "umm, it was *ok*" and that would be my summing up!


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Thu, Dec. 7th, 2006 08:41 am (UTC)
I'm listening to Circle of Life and weeping like a baby

I have all of his books too, including the short stories. I also have the book adaption of the mini series Storm of the Century (see that?)

I should put all my books in a bookshelf (they're scattered) and take a picture.

I recommend James Rollins to her if she likes science. His books are basically somebody finds something that unlocks something more (a lost ancient city with a power source that could be used as a weapon for example). There's good guys and bad guys (usually the Russians XD) and a big scary science blowout at the end.
Kinda like Clive Cusslar but more science and less war :}


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