Cell, Stephen King

Discussion in 'Survival Reading Room' started by melbo, Feb 12, 2006.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Everyonce in awhile I like to throw some lighter reading into the mix.

    Started "Cell" by Stephen King couple days ago.

    It's a classic Survival with MZBs type scenario. Some decent points being made on what to do in each new bad situation they find themselves in.


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  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I'd be dead!

    He also has some aspect of survival in "The Stand" which is one of my favorite books.
    I will have to pick it up.
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Yeah. Lot's of talk about stay or go in the city. ZOMBIES are everywhere.

    I'm enjoying it.

    I first read the Stand when I was about 10. I liked it alot and it probably added to my Survivalist mentality as now. I did not like the ending. Still don't. Seemed anticlimactic
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Was worth the 3 nights on the nightstand

    Had a crappy ending at first... Then I thought about it and got it. It worked or it didn't... Doesn't really matter in the context
     
  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You didn't mention that it was just out and still in hardcover $26! I am going to have to look around, I am too cheap to buy hardbacks unless they are really, really good books. So was it worth it?
     
  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I look at it this way EL.... I go to about 1 or 2 movies every two years... I rent maybe 3 movies a year on top of that. I just don't have the time to sit and watch something.

    But, tonight, 12:20 AM my time, I will get off here in another 15 minutes and go read for an hour or 2...

    To me it's worth it and I can't stand small paperbacks.

    Was Cell worth $26? maybe. If it's worth USPS mail to you and back, you can check it out :D
     
  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Sounds like my life, but I don't get the time to read for an hour or two that often. More like 15 minutes here and there.

    I will do a little shopping, I bet I can find it a little cheaper. Thanks for the offer though.
     
  8. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I picked it up at Wally World for $18.
     
  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    cool, I think I bought it a Books a million for 30% off
     
  10. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I used to shop there a bunch, but we don't have one here. I started to go by Barnes & Noble but it was on the other side of town.
     
  11. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    It was a good read, and true to King's style lots of twist and turns, and things you don't expect. [winkthumb]
     
  12. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

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  13. ChemicalGal

    ChemicalGal Monkey+++

    Boy Melbo, you really make me feel old. 10, i had a kid your age at home when that came out I think. And he's married with a family.

    Jesh, you could have left that part out. I havent read Stephen King for quite a while now, he got too crazy even for me. Will try it sounds like he might be getting sane again
    jo
     
  14. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I wouldn't go that far.
     
  15. ChemicalGal

    ChemicalGal Monkey+++

    [ditto]
     
  16. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    If it makes you feel better. It was not NEW when I read it. Just something I grabbed off Mom's bookshelf
     
  17. stimpy117

    stimpy117 Monkey+++

    LOL! I read it when I was 17 and again at 21. Saw the TV movie twice. It did shape who I am and what I believe in today.

    I've been a King fan for years but I think he changed after the accident or at least his writing style. IMHO.
     
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