Thursday, February 09, 2006


I just finished "Cell" by Stephen King last night. I started it the day before yesterday and it was such a great read that I managed to get it done in two days flat.

He is my favorite writer. I have others that are on my favorites list but if I had to name one writer that I can read over and over and thoroughly get lost in their books, it would be him. I have read him since I was a kid. My mom used to read all his books when they came out in paperback. I was in a horror stage and got hooked. I am a member of the Stephen King Library, which just means that I get his hardcovers in the mail immediately after they are released at a bit of a discount. They are the same books from the stores, I just don't have to worry about buying it myself as it comes right to me.

His writing has evolved quite a bit since I started reading but he has absolutely no problem terrifying a reader, just so they don't forget where it all started. Some people have complained about this book, that he returned to the gore and such. While the book does have some gore, it has to, in order to portray the story correctly. If you don't like it, you shouldn't be reading Stephen King.

The only bad thing about finishing it so fast is that now I have to wait until October, when the next book is supposed to be done. At least it is not a series or I would be going mad. I guess I'll have to read that textbook I bought for class now....hmmpfffff!!


Joanne said...

I used to LOVE Stephen King. Then I tried to read Gerald's Game and that was it. I couldn't read that book at all. And then I stopped reading him, although I don't really know why. I'll still reread his old stuff but something about his newer stuff sends me too far over the edge.

Chatty said...

I used to be a big SK fan. Many of my students love him. I saw this book and it intrigued me. Out of five stars, how many would you give?

Mishka said...

Jo- yeah, his writing has changed a lot over the years. There have been books that I didn't like as much. Gerald's game was a hard one for me wrists hurt the whole time I was reading it.

Chatty-being that I am a biased reader, I would give this book a four star rating out of 5, but fair warning is that it returns to his love of gore a bit than some of his more recent books (the gunslinger series).

Mind Sprite said...

I love books that are so good I will sit there all day long because it's too interesting to stop. All of Michael Crichton's books are that way for me. I don't like gore or really scary stuff, so I've never read SK.

kilgorsky said...

I, too, was wondering what that new book was like. I read mixed reviews on the Internet.

Bottle Rocket Fire Alarm said...

I'm saving Cell for my birthday. I'm gonna sit home all day long and read it, and then I'm going to get drunk and sleep. Perfection and silence.