Background to Cell

Posted: January 5, 2006, 00:25
A new edition of Bev Vincent's News From the Dead Zone column is now online and among all the interesting things in it is how King got the story idea for Cell:

King told a story about leaving a New York hotel to get a coffee one morning about six years ago. "A lady under the canopy was on her cell phone and the doorman was getting someone a cab. I thought, what if she got this message on her cell phone that she could not deny and she had to attack everyone she saw - and she started with the doorman, she ripped his throat out."

Thanks to Bev Vincent.