October Book Club

THE HARTFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK CLUB MEETS THE THIRD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH @ 6:30PM.
  • What Book Club
  • When Oct 16, 2017 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
  • Where Hartford Public Library
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  • Contact Phone 269-621-3408
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The Book Club will read "Cell" by Stephen King for the month of October.

Witness Stephen King's triumphant, blood-spattered return to the genre that made him famous. Cell, the king of horror's homage to zombie films (the book is dedicated in part to George A. Romero) is his goriest, most horrific novel in years, not to mentiOctober Book Clubon the most intensely paced. Casting aside his love of elaborate character and town histories and penchant for delayed gratification, King yanks readers off their feet within the first few pages; dragging them into the fray and offering no chance catch their breath until the very last page.

In Cell King taps into readers fears of technological warfare and terrorism. Mobile phones deliver the apocalypse to millions of unsuspecting humans by wiping their brains of any humanity, leaving only aggressive and destructive impulses behind. Those without cell phones, like illustrator Clayton Riddell and his small band of "normies," must fight for survival, and their journey to find Clayton's estranged wife and young son rockets the book toward resolution.

Fans that have followed King from the beginning will recognize and appreciate Cell as a departure--King's writing has not been so pure of heart and free of hang-ups in years (wrapping up his phenomenal Dark Tower series and receiving a medal from the National Book Foundation doesn't hurt either). "Retirement" clearly suits King, and lucky for us, having nothing left to prove frees him up to write frenzied, juiced-up horror-thrillers like Cell. (excerpt taken from goodreads.com)

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