In most descriptions of the Zombie Apocalypse, the push that leads us into the Wastes come in the form of a virus or voodoo or something normal like that. In The Cell, author Stephen King decided to present a different scenario by introducing us to The Pulse.
What is The Pulse? Well, that’s a big part of what the book is about, but the crux is that it travels through cell phones turning normal people into mindless, telepathically linked killing machines. While this is not technically a Zombie book (the monsters aren’t dead), it does have all the earmarks of one – rage-filled, shambling killing machines; a motley crew of survivors; strongly prevalent, underlying social commentary. It has it all including co-dedications to George Romero and horror writer Richard Matheson.
If you are looking for a different way of looking at the end of civilization, or maybe you’re just afraid of what cell phones are pumping into your brain, take a look at this book.