Just as vampires seem to be continually redefined in the horror, urban/suburban fictional and paranormal genres, so too on occasion do the other stalwart bogeymen; that other collective being comprised of our friend, the good old zombie. Yes, they of the groaning and stirring, and slow walking – though the zombies here have less of the latter behaviour.
In Stephen King’s Cell, we witness a spin on the usual brain-eating-undead fiction, from worldwide initial contamination (coupled with some of the most bloody writing to come from King’s pen) to evolution of the zombie folk into clusters and ultimately a hive like mind. It is a different take on the usual ghouls inhabiting the sub-genre, and one that assists the book in rising above the more bland offerings out there. Click here to read more.. »