Funny, I had the same thing happen when I first got Cell. I got a couple chapters in, and traded it for Duma Key, both of which I'd just purchased from the used book store. When I ran out of unread King books, I picked up Cell again. It is a very good story with a couple of interesting surprises.
CCAL, you are so right.
I picked it up again and I was slowly getting into it but the mood was just not right. I recently finished The Stand and since it is still fresh in my mind, I am guessing I needed a different type of story. Something other than an apocalyptic/ end of humanity theme.
So what I did was, I set Cell aside for another time, picked up Gerald's Game and finished it in less than 2 days.
I had the same problem of getting into an SK book when I started to read Under the Dome. I made it through the first half 50 pages at a time, but then one day I couldn't stop reading and went through the second half in a few hours!
...and actually it's not that much about zombies as we know them !! I hate science fiction movies and books (aliens and vampires are not my item anyways), its more like people having a brainwash , going back to how people were million years ago , eating flesh , with no speech and trying to fight for what they want to own ! at lest in the beginning its smt like that !
hope you had already read it . I liked it.
I just finished, wasnt'y intrested in it when it first came out. But I try to read all King's books. This one is o.k. Not one I'd read again, and I do read King's books more then once. Not sure if it's the zombie thing or the ending that didn't catch me. But glad I did ready. Glad I finished, had to know what happened at the end.