Cell by Stephen King

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The apocalyptic fiction novel Cell by Stephen King may come off to some as one of King’s lesser works, or simply as an overly violent zombie story. However, to view the novel in this way would be to completely disregard the cultural significance of the work, and its place in a tradition of zombie fiction which finds its roots all the way back in the 17th century. The purpose of this website is to explain this significance, and to provide a deeper understanding of the novel and its underlying themes of technophobia and paranoia. Explore the different sections of the website to learn about the aspects of the story, the author, the setting when it was written, zombies throughout popular culture, and finally about cell as the product of technophobia, where the ideas will all be brought together.