Puls by Stephen King

Puls

byStephen King, Wulf Bergner

Kobo ebook | April 17, 2008 | German

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Der Horror hat eine neue Dimension

Das Grauen kommt nicht aus Gräbern oder aus dem Weltraum. Es ist mitten unter uns und steckt in jeder Handtasche. Das Handy ist ein moderner Heilsbringer, doch in Stephen Kings „Puls“ kommen mit dem Klingelton Wahnsinn und Tod. Der neue große Roman von Stephen King, dem »brillanten Geschichtenerzähler aus Maine« (Der Spiegel).

Clayton Riddell ist geschäftlich in Boston, hat schon Geschenke für seine Familie besorgt und möchte sich vor der Heimfahrt gerade bei einem Straßenhändler ein Eis kaufen, als die Welt untergeht. Geschäftsleute, Schüler, Busfahrer, alle Menschen, die in diesem Moment ein Handy am Ohr haben, laufen wie auf einen geheimen Befehl hin Amok, fallen übereinander her, schlachten sich gegenseitig ab, stürzen sich ins Verderben. Irgendwie können Clay, ein kleiner Mann mit Schnurrbart und ein junges Mädchen, das beinahe von ihrer Mutter umgebracht worden wäre, sich in ein Hotel retten. Sie sind völlig abgeschnitten von der Außenwelt. Clay will unbedingt herausfinden, wie es um seine Frau und vor allem um seinen Sohn Johnny steht, der gerade in der Schule war, als der mörderische Irrsinn losging. Zu ihm muss Clay Kontakt aufnehmen, bevor ein anderer es per Handy tut. Die Suche nach Johnny wird zur Schreckensmission durch eine apokalyptische Welt.

Title:PulsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 17, 2008Publisher:Heyne VerlagLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3894803975

ISBN - 13:9783894803971

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing Ending The story itself starts out somewhat slow but picks up well enough. Having people essentially become enslaved by their cell phones was an interesting take on zombies and the way that our society operates around technology. I was disappointed by the ending though, it failed to explain the purpose of what had happened, or if there was any purpose at all.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another interesting story I really liked this story, and good to see SK's take on the zombie theme - not crazy on the ending though.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing You cannot go wrong with anything by Stephen King. Cell is another example of his beautifully warped mind!
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad. I was hoping this would be as a good as the Stand - it wasn't. But an interesting and quick read nonetheless. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cool weird story but pretty good all the same
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not His Best I've read a lot of Stephen King novels and this is not one of his best. The concept is good but the story is not.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stephen King spewed another page turner Stephen King is a very talented writer- there's no doubt about that. I went into this book without even knowing there was a movie about it (that apparently sucks) or any knowledge of this book whatsoever (I honestly only purchased this book because it was in the 2 for 15$ section and I wanted IT and CELL was my second book). But I was impressed. Generally, I'm kinda tired of zombie stories, but this one was fairly interesting. The plot itself wasn't really that great, nothing to original. The concept was brilliant, but falls short to what it is: just another zombie story. What really shines in this book are the characters. Clay and Tom (and all the rest as well) feel very real and well written. This is what kept me reading for hundreds of pages. In short, if you want a easy to digest, light zombie novel (either for a break from a long series or just for casual reading), then I would really recommend this book. At only 460 pages, you really aren't losing anything by checking it out (unless you hate zombie stories)
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So it was good... I enjoyed this book, no doubt about it, the beginning of the book is thrilling and yet mysterious and throughout the book, little things are revealed hear and there. The ending was quite confusing in a way but thus it eaves you intrigued about what happens next! .
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Omg, I can't even describe it Stephen King is literally a genius, in a weird fucked up way. His novels are so strange, but amazing in the sense that you would never expect it to happen, or weird story lines in general. This was so strange, but extraordinary.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best Stephen King Novel to start your Stephen King Binge It was interesting but pretty mediocre and underwhelming overall
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Weak story, strong story-telling I'm a big fan of Stephen King, but I don't think that this is one of his strongest novels.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Had me from the opening work. I was captivated through the entire book. Stephen King has a way of making you really feel for the characters.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cell Enjoyed reading the book. It was written in early 2000 so Iphones and androids weren't out so it seemed a bit dated.mstill enj8yed the mystery. The horror was not so gruesome that aI had to keep the lights on.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kept my interest. Good but not his best work. The ending disappointed me. I wanted to know if it worked and if he ever met up with his friends.
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You won't answer your cell phone ! One of my all time favourite books of SK. I didn't want to answer my cell phone when it rang for a long time!
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scary! Thrilling! Amazing! The insanity of this story starts on page 2 and continues to the very end! I was on the end of my proverbial seat the entire time I was reading this!! I loved every moment of it! Another successful Stephen King tale in my books!
Date published: 2014-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cell Great until the end. Or at least what should have been some closure.
Date published: 2014-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cell phone pshycos Pretty good and had my complete interest. Read this over a three day period.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cell--Zombies! ...really liked this novel only complaint is lack of an ending...
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sucked Didnt like this one & no answers given @ da end; highly disappointed...maybe his wife wrote this story for him
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent King! The book starts off amazingly with a mysterious and apocalyptic cellular pulse that wipes out civilization. A few hardy survivors try to survive in this cruel new world amongst telepathic flocking zombies in the New England landscape. Problem is that the book loses steam as it progresses with a less than mind-blowing ending. Would have worked better as a short story. Still, KIng's imagination never fails to illuminate and terrify readers. Good book but not among his best.
Date published: 2012-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from King at his best This book flies out of the gate with a story that starts like a car wreck and never slows down. The story is amazing and it never let's you down for a second, amazing thrill ride!
Date published: 2011-02-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from frustrating a wonderful beginning \ terrible middle and the worst ending of a book I've ever read
Date published: 2009-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn't put it down This is one of the Stephen King books where I was so into it, I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2008-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from King goes Zombie Okay, so it isn't EXACTLY zombies, but it's still pretty close. I have read it about 3 times (yeah, I love it that much), and to me, it just never really got boring. Still, to thoroughly enjoy it, you might want to have a basic interest in psychology and things of that sort, because it has a lot of that, as well as theory on the so-called "Phone People." Though, personally, being the... creepy kid I am, I found it hardly scary, but thats what I thought of all of King's other works. But if you like a more intelligent quasi-zombie read, this is for you.
Date published: 2007-03-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stephen King is out of Gas Looks like King has run out of ideas. Starts out great, very catching, and you would think would build towards a great climax-but that just doesn't happen. King could have done way better that this. I think he gave up after page 150. I'm a big fan of King, and this isn't the way a legend should go out-writing garbage.
Date published: 2007-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Starts off really well, but... I love Stephen King's novels and, being really intrigued by the premise of Cell, I decided to pick it up. I ended up being disappointed. The first few chapters are excellent, really edge of your seat type reading. I felt like King had returned to the "glory days" of Christine or the Shining! But then it just kind of fizzles. The middle section is boring, with very little action, and the ending is a slightly annoying kind of cliffhanger / non ending. Add to that the fact that I wasn't really scared at any point and it just adds up to an ordinary story. It's not a bad one, just not one of his best.
Date published: 2007-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A story of Survival within a world gone insane. A great story of survival and Stephen King keeps you rolling and on the edge of your mind from the first chapter. Although I must admit the story gets dragged on in the middle of the book, where nothing really is happening to develop the plot. Yet, indeed a great read if you like the realms of Sci-Fi and fiction with a twist. A huge pulse goes through every cell phone in the world and drives the people saying hello to answer, to insanity. The survivors now need to find out whats going on and constantly trying to keep themselves alive. Although a little out of the ordinary, Stephen King does a great job describing each detail as if you were one of the survivors travelling along inside of the novel. And you feel great sympathy for the characters and their loses. I recommend this book because it is a intensely packed action adventure that most will love.
Date published: 2007-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great start but a weak finish It started out with a bang but fizzled out and ended up strange and hokey like a Dean Koontz novel. Still, its well worth your time even if you just read it for the first 200 pages and then throw it away.
Date published: 2006-11-01