The first sentence:
The event that came to be known as The Pulse began at 3:03 p.m., eastern standard time, on the afternoon on October 1.
It's the first book of King's that I've read in a quite a while that I truly enjoyed. I read my first Stephen King novel when I was nine-years-old and read him up until the Gunslinger series, sporadically after that.
Then I turned to others for pleasure reading but I always swore I'd be true to "the King"; I'm glad I checked this one out.
I may never look at my cell phone the same way again. Especially when it rings.