3 run homer wrote:Coppermine wrote:3 run homer wrote:Pacman wrote:I was always a big Stephen King fan in the 80s and 90s, but haven't been too big on much he's written lately. I suspected that the accident he had in the late 90s (was hit by a van while walking on a road) might have taken a few miles off his literary fastball, thought I did like his conclusion to his Dark Tower series.
Anyway, I just finished "The Cell", which is a couple of years old, and I really liked it. It was like King was back in his "The Stand" form.
The concept: Somebody(thing?) hatches a devestating plot in which every cell phone in existance rings simultaneously, and every person who answers the call basically has their brain erased, and is turned into a murderous zombie.
The book follows a handful of folks who were NOT affected, and their attempt to survive, to figure out exactly what happened... and to find their loved ones...
It's pretty terrific.
I agree, and i've always shyied away from king's books cause of the cheese factor but, I was in the airport and needed some flying reading material and i found this book rivoting.
2 books i highly recomend
1. Into the Wild
it's a true story of this dude who graduates college donates his $23,000 to charity and sets off to explore the US his car breaks down in the desert and proceeds to travel by foot, it's a quite a journey, his name is chris mccandless
2. Anthony Bourdains "kitchen confidential"
awesome book about his life and becoming a chef and cheffing etc. it's kind of like the fear and loathing of the cooking world. very cool book and great read good flow.
"The Cell" is about zombies? I'm there!
PS- Also read Bourdain's book; excellent read! Who knew a chef could be so badass (and pissed off).
Ever see his show on the Travel channel? He was also in Lebanon when Israel started bombing there; he wrote an excellent article about it, let me see if I can find it.
yep it's on the travel channel on monday's at 10 pm est.
awesome show. that guy will eat anything, flipping anything.
he was in africa a couple shows back he and the bush men were out hunting bush men got hungry made a fire fried an egg in the fire no pan or anything it was disgusting to say the least.
I remember he went to Japan and ate that poisonous blowfish that supposedly kills you if it's prepared improperly and he was pissed off that he didn't get rushed to the hospital.