Author: Stephen King
Copyright date: 2006
Publisher: Pocket Books
How many pages: 449
How long it took me to read: 11 days
I learned about this book from: The bookstore.
This book was purchased at: Costco
Other books by this author: I don't find it necessary to list them lol
Main characters: Clay, Tom, Alice, Jordan
Favorite characters: Clay, Tom, and Jordan
Least favorite Characters: That ass hole Gunnar or however you spell his stupid name
When and Where the story takes place: On the east coast; Maine, New Hampshire, etc.
Plot in a nutshell: Some sort of transmission is sent via-cell phones. Anyone who is on a cell at the time, or uses it after is infected with it and basically turns into a zombie, or as they are called in the book, "phone crazies". The main characters are fighting to survive, and Clay, the mainest of the main characters if you will (lol) is trying to make it back home to his wife and son.
What I liked best: Clay is a graphic artist so you sometimes see people or scenes as if they were comic book characters/settings. I also like how the zombies are telepathic. VERY cool.
What I liked least: How Stephen King is on a kick of not tying things up and letting you know what happens.
What parts could you relate to: Uhh... lol.. I've often had a dislike of cell phones. I guess that lol.
Did you learn anything from this book: I wouldn't say I learned anything, but it was nice to see a new twist on the whole zombie thing.
Would you read it again, or give it away: I probably wouldn't read it again, but I might.
Would this book make a good movie?: Yes, it could be an amazing movie.
Quote from the book that sums it up: I found 2-
"Christ, it's zombie heaven." --Tom, pg 124
"At bottom, you see, we are not Homo sapiens at all. Our core is madness. The prime directive is murder. What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle. And that is what the Pulse exposed five days ago." --The Head, pg 206
Overall Rating: Very entertaing, very effing CREEPY. Great characters, a unique twist on zombies. The only problem I have is the ending, it could have tied some loose ends more than it did.