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First Look: Excerpt from Stephen King's "Cell"

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:23 pm
by Adam Balm
Entertainment Weekly has just published the first two chapters of Cell. You can read them here.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:43 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Sooo...Zombies on a Cell Phone?

Hasn't he seen Phone, Koreas (quite good actually) knockoff of The Ring?

but this might work as a film...starring
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Zombies on a Cell Phone

"there are mother fuckin' zombies... on the mother fuckin' cell phone!!!"

{this j/k brought to you by the menage a trois of me, Balmanac and Leftnut}

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:53 pm
by burlivesleftnut
HAHAHAHA. Excellent.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:07 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
keepcoolbutcare wrote:Sooo...Zombies on a Cell Phone?

Hasn't he seen Phone, Koreas (quite good actually) knockoff of The Ring?

but this might work as a film...starring
Image

Zombies on a Cell Phone

"there are mother fuckin' zombies... on the mother fuckin' cell phone!!!"

{this j/k brought to you by the menage a trois of me, Balmanac and Leftnut}


c'mon, where's the love...it was funny to US!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:39 pm
by burlivesleftnut
Everyone hate us.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:42 pm
by Carolian
HAHAHAHA!

"There are ZOMBIES on the MUTHAFUCKIN' CELL PHONE and there ain't a GOD DAMN THING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!"

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:55 pm
by Shane
King fails to entice me as much as others.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:16 pm
by burlivesleftnut
Shane wrote:King fails to entice me as much as others.


I feel the same way really. This whole thread actually came about because we were trashing King.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:39 pm
by thomasgaffney
Well, I'm looking forward to King's new book. Asses.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:41 pm
by Shane
I'll watch his movies if they are on TV and nothing better is on.

Aside the two masterpieces

Creep Show

Creep Show kicks so much ass.

And The Shining which was made good by Stanley and Jack.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:09 pm
by Adam Balm
Zombies....on tha muthafuckin' phone.

You can check out the full review here.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:40 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
We already have a Cell thread!

I'll give you a few moments to think about what you've done, then I'm "LOCKING THE MOTHERFUCKING THREAD".

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:43 pm
by Bean
MOD WAR I

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:45 pm
by Adam Balm
<unlocked>

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:54 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Bean wrote:MOD WAR I


oh please, he's a pacifist.

plus, I'd dickslap the taste out his mouth if he ever stepped up...

LOCKING

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:00 pm
by Adam Balm
<unlocked (2)>

KC, AICN books is my forum. I run it how I see fit. I don't go into the power-mad stoner asscheese forum and tell you how to run it. Please do likewise.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:06 pm
by thomasgaffney
No matter what Cell thread this is, I was very shocked today to walk into Target and find copies of Cell for sale considering it has a strict on-sale date for Tuesday (the wife works for a bookstore, so I've been able to pick up how these things work).

EDIT - unlocked (3)? j/k.....

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:08 pm
by havocSchultz
Adam Balm wrote:<unlocked (2)>

KC, AICN books is my forum. I run it how I see fit. I don't go into the power-mad stoner asscheese forum and tell you how to run it. Please do likewise.


b4nn3d...

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:14 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Adam Balm wrote:<unlocked (2)>

KC, AICN books is my forum. I run it how I see fit. I don't go into the power-mad stoner asscheese forum and tell you how to run it. Please do likewise.


Look dweebus, your forum runnin' skillz' are highly questionable. Weren't you B4NN3D from even being a mod for a while? And who did you run to for help... ME!

the only reason the book forum is where it's at today is due to my steady hand after the merge.

LOCKED

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:15 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
<unlocked for a moment>

Havoc, don't you fuckin' start.


LOCKED!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:42 pm
by Adam Balm
Sorry KC, but you can't stop the funk.

(unlocked 4 ever)

:D

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:37 am
by thomasgaffney
<unlocked>

Will you two just get a room already?

I love King and I like Quint's review. Made me even more ready for Tuesday...

<still unlocked>

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:38 am
by Shane
this is funny.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:46 am
by Adam Balm
You think that's funny?

Well let me show you something that isn't funny.

Image


Right now I'm curled up crying like a little girl... oh wait, actually that is kind of funny.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:49 am
by Shane
It's all right man I'm here for you.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:57 am
by Agent Alonzo
Amateurs... Don't you know you just delete the oldest of the two threads as it doesn't have any of your posts in it? I thought we had established that was mod protocol here...

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:08 am
by Adam Balm
We're noobs.

You must teach us, Alonzo!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:13 am
by Agent Alonzo
Oh, go solve the Poincare Conjecture, nerdboy...

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:25 am
by Carolian
What I love about the concept for this book is how old-school King it sounds. I'm really looking forward to this book.

...Still unlocked?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:37 am
by Fievel
Mommy?

Are Daddy and other Daddy gonna get a divorce?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:59 am
by havocSchultz
keepcoolbutcare wrote:<unlocked for a moment>

Havoc, don't you fuckin' start.


LOCKED!



hell - you can't wait for me to finish...



Mods - on teh muthafuckin' Rampage...

<COCKED>

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:18 pm
by ZombieZoneSolutions
King isn't exactly what I'd call a great writer, but who didn't love THE STAND when they were 13?

Of course, then theres the whole issue of how Kubrick pwned King by making a better film out of a book he wrote. Ouch!

Still, King deserves props for his earlier work. And this one is about zombies. Might be fun.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:44 am
by Chief Redcock
I think people either love Stephen King's thing or are indifferent. To me, his books seem more or less the same... they aren't bad, but I don't really see the point of reading them. Some unique ideas may emerge here and there, from time to time, but to paraphrase Stanley Kubrick, the guy "doesn't have any style."

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:33 pm
by Neya
Cell isnt bad, I managed to finish it a little bit ago. It's fairly short in terms of King novels and wouldnt have alot of difficulty being transferred into a screen format, nothing off the map like happens in alot of King novels. Cell also has some vague hints of The Stand-ish themes in it.

I dont think Cell will stand out on any favorites list, but it's far from his worst.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:41 pm
by so sorry
I don't read much (actually, i pratically never read books anymore), but at the hight of my readin' skills i was all over King (this was back when i was in my early teens).
he was the "scariest" and "grossest" at the time i guess.
every now and again i reread teh 'short' stories in Four Seasons...

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:50 am
by JackKnight
I just finished Cell and I thought it was a pretty good read. Not sure why, but I wasn't quite as invested in the characters in Cell as I was in The Stand, IT or any of the others. They just didn't feel as real to me for some reason.

Also, did anyone else think that Cell felt sort of like a cross between The Stand and The Tommyknockers? Really noticed it in a few places.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:32 pm
by tfactor
this thread made me laugh, "are daddy and other daddy going to get divorced?" awesome!

also jack you're being silly. I think it's safe to say after so many stories have been written and printed it's hard to find ideas that are 100% original. In fact I have a poem that best sums this up;

Everything I do has been done before
Every place I go has been visited before
Every word I speak has been spoken before
Everything I see or can touch have all been here before,
So why am I here? Have I been here before?
Why should I ask? its been asked before

King's new story has a zombie/apocolyptic/mind control aspect but its really not like anything he's done before. Besides wasn't he supposed to have been retired anyway? So I would think fans should just be happy he's still writing

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:45 pm
by JackKnight
I am happy he's writing and I'm happy that this story is kind of a return to some of his older styles. I enjoyed Cell even though I felt he stinted on his characters a bit. My comment about it being a hybrid of two other stories isn't meant to keep anyone from reading it. I could just see hints of both stories in there.

Nice poem. I think I've read it somewhere before... ;-) j/k

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:52 pm
by havocSchultz
i enjoyed Cell for the most part - unfortuantely - the rest of the book cannot live up to the incredibly insane and intense and down-right thrilling opening chapters...when the pulse first hits - and the craziness begins...but i think that was the point as well - king wanted to grab the reader by the throat and tear into the jugular with his teeth - then he lets you slowly recover while turning it into a survival/character study...

SPOLIERS:
(in small print below)

























i like how the ending is a bit ambiguous - he doesn't tell you if everything is gonna be okay - only that there's a possibility the dude's son might recover - i also enjoyed the fact that we never really know why or exactely what happened - just theories that're discussed by the main characters and the supporting characters that they meet... and when the girl kids brained and dies...that actually hit me kinda hard - cause she was by far the best and coolest character - which i guess was the point - it's nice when they kill off the characters you actually really like - as opposed to the ones that are ok - but you wouldn't really care either way...it sucked that she died - but i understand the choice and applaud it...

but all in all - i enjoyed it and finished it in 4 or 5 days or so...which isn't bad considering i don't read much anymore... on a related note - my girlfriend read it first and finished it over 2 evenings...she really liked it...

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:05 pm
by Maui
Cool, Quint gave this a fairly decent review.

I saw the hardback for this on the discount table at B&N for $7. I stood there debating whether to buy it or not.

I think I'll go back and pick it up. What caught my eye, on the inside sleeve of the jacket it reads "Stephen King lives with his wife Tabitha,etc. and does not own a cell phone".

;)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:51 pm
by The Todd
Maui wrote:Cool, Quint gave this a fairly decent review.

I saw the hardback for this on the discount table at B&N for $7. I stood there debating whether to buy it or not.

I think I'll go back and pick it up. What caught my eye, on the inside sleeve of the jacket it reads "Stephen King lives with his wife Tabitha,etc. and does not own a cell phone".

;)


You should get this! Seriously! And for only $7, it's a steal. Really, this is one of his better books in YEARS. I highly recommend it!

8)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:00 pm
by Maui
The Todd wrote:
Maui wrote:Cool, Quint gave this a fairly decent review.

I saw the hardback for this on the discount table at B&N for $7. I stood there debating whether to buy it or not.

I think I'll go back and pick it up. What caught my eye, on the inside sleeve of the jacket it reads "Stephen King lives with his wife Tabitha,etc. and does not own a cell phone".

;)


You should get this! Seriously! And for only $7, it's a steal. Really, this is one of his better books in YEARS. I highly recommend it!

8)



You're looking for more pts, aren't ya?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:03 pm
by The Todd
Maui wrote:
The Todd wrote:
Maui wrote:Cool, Quint gave this a fairly decent review.

I saw the hardback for this on the discount table at B&N for $7. I stood there debating whether to buy it or not.

I think I'll go back and pick it up. What caught my eye, on the inside sleeve of the jacket it reads "Stephen King lives with his wife Tabitha,etc. and does not own a cell phone".

;)


You should get this! Seriously! And for only $7, it's a steal. Really, this is one of his better books in YEARS. I highly recommend it!

8)



You're looking for more pts, aren't ya?


Hahahaha! No, I got more than enough pts already. :wink: I just really think you'll like this book!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:46 pm
by Maui
The Todd wrote: I just really think you'll like this book!


Cool, thanks :) I kinda felt that it's another good excuse to go back to B&N.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:17 pm
by The Todd
Maui wrote:
The Todd wrote:I just really think you'll like this book!


Cool, thanks :) I kinda felt that it's another good excuse to go back to B&N.


Hahahahaha! Nice!

Re: First Look: Excerpt from Stephen King's "Cell"

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:19 pm
by TheButcher
Isabelle Fuhrman Joins Stephen King’s ‘The Cell’
EXCLUSIVE: Isabelle Fuhrman, who played memorable baddies in both The Hunger Games and Orphan, has landed the female lead opposite Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack in The Cell.

Re: First Look: Excerpt from Stephen King's "Cell"

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:32 pm
by TheBaxter
i hadn't heard that john cusack was going to be in Cell. interesting.