What is this book about a viral outbreak apocalypse?
April 26, 2009 6:27 PM   Subscribe

Name this book, I thought it was a Stephen King book, but going through a list of his books, I couldn't pick it out. Basic story line: A group of people traveling through the northeast after some sort of outbreak that turned folks into mostly zombie types, who initially only come out at night... There's a residential school that some of the travelers come from (boy's school?). One individual is searching for his wife and son who may or may not be infected.. The group is looking for sanctuary....... They arrive at a huge gathering of the "zombies", there's a bomb involved at the end... Someone PLEASE tell me what this book was!
posted by HuronBob to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The Cell
posted by Comrade_robot at 6:28 PM on April 26, 2009 [1 favorite]

I think it's The Stand.
posted by BoscosMom at 6:29 PM on April 26, 2009

Best answer: It's Cell by Stephen King. The bomb scene is in the middle of the book.
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 6:30 PM on April 26, 2009

Best answer: That's definitely The Cell.
posted by Houstonian at 6:31 PM on April 26, 2009

Response by poster: yep..it's the cell... I did NOT recognize that title...

thanks folks....

And, The Stand is similar, but I've read that twenty times and have it memorized!

damn, you guys are good!
posted by HuronBob at 6:39 PM on April 26, 2009

for the record, I don't believe there's a the - it's just cell.
posted by firei at 6:54 PM on April 26, 2009 [1 favorite]

firei is absolutely correct. It's just Cell.
posted by kbanas at 7:01 PM on April 26, 2009

Response by poster: firei...You seem to be correct... thanks
posted by HuronBob at 7:01 PM on April 26, 2009

Damn, I was going to guess The Stand! M-o-o-n, that spells moon.
posted by lundman at 10:21 PM on April 26, 2009

Also theres a movie that is basically the same thing called "the signal" not awsome but if you like one youll like the other
posted by dstopps at 6:39 AM on April 27, 2009

Cell gave me nightmares! Which is odd, because I don't think it's the best King book by a longshot.
posted by elder18 at 9:41 AM on April 27, 2009

Wow, anyone notice the plot similarities to I Am Legend (the movie)? From your description above, it sounds like the movie was based more on The Cell than it was on the original novel!
posted by relucent at 10:01 AM on April 27, 2009

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