Cell: A Novel
by Stephen King, a review from Washington Post Book World by George R.R. Martin.
"If any writer is capable of producing the Great American Zombie Novel, it would have to be Stephen King.
"In the past, King has scared us with dead cats and rabid dogs, killer clowns and killer flus, sinister government agents, homicidal Plymouths and otherworldly Buicks, schoolyard bullies and strange men in yellow raincoats. He has frightened us with things as eldritch as the Lovecraftian horrors of 'The Mist' and as mundane as the industrial laundry press in 'The Mangler.' Nor has he neglected the old monsters ? familiar friends from childhood and the pages of Famous Monsters of Filmland. He gave us vampires in Salem's Lot, created werewolves in It and Cycle of the Werewolf, used aliens in The Tommyknockers and Dreamcatcher, and when he turned to ghosts, he produced The Shining, which ranks among the finest haunted-house stories of all time, right up there with Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. And now, with Cell, the zombie has shambled to the front of the queue, as might have been expected. What no one could have anticipated, however, was that the zombie would be clutching a cell phone." Read the entire Washington Post Book World review.