Monday, July 02, 2007

Cell

Imagine leisurely walking down the street when that familiar tune comes to your ears. The latest rock song you downloaded on your mobile coming to life. You check to see that your best bud is calling and you answer. Then bang, everything goes blank, your brain is totally wiped out and you don’t even know what you are. All the sanity in you disappears and the primal urges takes over. A maniac is released. Murder becomes the prime directive.

That is exactly what happens to all the mobile users in the world. That is at least according to the King of Horror, Stephen King, on his book ‘Cell’. Just finished reading it and frankly I’m a bit worried to use me mobile now. I guess that’s what he was aiming for in the first place when he started the book. :D. It seems that he doesn’t use a mo-fo either.

I don’t want to give away the plot and ruin it for those who haven’t read it, so I suggest all to read it. Damn good. Not as scary as some of his other works, but this explores some interesting facets of human nature.

"At the bottom you see, we are not Homo sapiens at all. Our core is madness. The prime directive is murder. What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we are the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous mother-fuckers in the jungle. And that is what the pulse exposed five days ago." - Charles Ardai
(Stephen King, CELL)

5 comments:

Lady divine said...

That's freaky!!! But definitely gets one thinking....

Azrael said...

Yeah Humans are psycho. We just do a very good job suppressing them (most of them time at least).

If it's like what it is now even with laws, wonder what it would be like without them?

Leiselb said...

good HEAVENS.....ten bucks says he thought up that storyline after an encounter with a totally berserk jerk who freaked out on him after answering his cell, eh?

Azrael said...

Leiselb- Yeah, That is a very big possibility he he ;)

pissu perera said...

"What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we are the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous mother-fuckers in the jungle."

how very true..sad how we never learn either..