Cell, now cell was an entirely different story. Cell was a fantastic, amazing, utterly terrifying, gory, brilliant, scary, scary, scary return to the horror market. I haven't been this freaked out by a book since I was thirteen and finished Salem's Lot at 2:00 in the morning. I didn't sleep for 36 hours after.
Cell should be bought and placed on a special shelf- that top shelf houses the other scariest books of all time. A partial list would include:
- Swan Song by Robert R McCammon
- The Stand by Stephen King
- Thinner by Stephen King
- The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
- Salem's Lot by Stephen King
- anything by Clive Barker
- The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
I have one recommendation for you- dear reader. Take my advice. do not pick up this story on audio thinking it will be a good way to kill a few hours on your ride into San Francisco. It will forever ruin San Francisco for you. Do not listen to this story with your two teenagers in the car. As a matter of fact do not listen to this story at all. Read it- that way you can skip some of the more horrific, gory scenes. It's never good to plugging your ears on the expressway, the other driver's frown on it.
Most of all- read it. Stephen King can still reach deep inside to that place in your soul scared of the monster under the bed and torture it just a little.