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As a game of seduction between a husband and wife. Some nightmares never completely endedJessie and Gerald Burlingame head to their holiday home by the lake in Maine for an afternoon of certain activities However things uickly take a turn when Gerald drops dead from a heart attack leaving Jessie handcuffed to the bed Jessie is left to face all of her worst fears as the voices in her head take overAs someone who has a relatively short attention span the premise of one character trapped in one location for almost the entirety of the novel didn t necessarily excite me I really thought I d struggle However I have to commend King for writing such a tense nail biting exhausting unputdownable story This book played on my mind it gave me nightmares for the first time since Pet Sematary my blood actually ran cold whilst reading a book I really loved this book as I finished it I even thought This is now one of my top Kings but in hindsight it might just edge into the top 10Gerald s Game is not for everyone some people might actually find it boring and some might get upset at the difficult themes that are described in explicit detail such as sexual abuse It s an uncomfortable read for sure but I almost feel like you need to go through that in order to fully understand Jessie It s extremely gory at times too which for a hardened horror fan like myself is something I actually really enjoy but I know not everyone will feel the same way It s strange because although I loved this book I wouldn t necessarily recommend it to everyone My favourite aspect of this book was Jessie who has shot right up the list to becoming one of my favourite King characters She is brave she is strong she is resilient What she went through during her childhood is uite simply one of the most horrific things I ve ever read about in any novel I loved her references to how she was no longer going to be under the control of any man following what she suffered at the hands of her father as well as how she was treated during her marriage Jessie is AWESOME I was rooting for her the whole way and am literally in awe of her survival instincts Me I would have just lay there and accepted death for sure King does such a great job in presenting her character development throughout the novelA lot of people on instagram were eager for my opinions on the ending of Gerald s Game and here it isI thought it was brilliant It actually makes Jessie s experience terrifying for me I won t go into too much detail as I don t want to spoil for anyone but it was horrifyingly amazing and I m a big fanSo yeah it s awkward to really love a book and yet still feel slightly apprehensive about recommending it to people But if it sounds like the kind of book you d enjoy go for it I honestly thought I wouldn t be a fan and I ve been proven wrong Now I get to watch the adaptation on Netflix and I m really looking forward to it I m sure I ll have some opinions on that soon too Do you even need to ask 5 stars out of 5 from me

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Gerald's Game

Ends in death But the nightmare has only just begun. I m revising my previous estimation of this book up one star I m gonna be a little spoilery Why The re read was actually rather satisfying Yes it s a novel about survival and all the kinds of crap that men make women do to satisfy themselves but it s also a rather moving novel about keeping or losing one s sanity in the face of all those expectationsNever mind the sheer horror of being handcuffed to a bed without hope of being saved because your lover just keeled over or watching a dog eat your husband as you go thirsty It s a lot than just that It s memories and other humiliations and the struggle to find oneself through one hell of an ordealPlus I kinda like the fact that we re dealing with a very Poe ish or Aristotelian art ethic here It s very focused in time and place forcing us to go down deep into the subconscious I can t help but appreciate that now than when I was younger shrugEither way I also enjoyed the almost tacked on feel of the extended denouement It really gave a sense of reflection and of shoring up her defenses after having them all stripped away both literally and figuratively I felt the power of the positive reversalNow I should say that I m revising this from my three stars to four based mainly on the fact that the novel is good on its own but when I chose to give it three from memory I did so based on my enjoyment in comparison with the rest of Stephen King s works It isn t his strongest novel by far but it was still uite enjoyableI think I m going to really enjoy the movie in a few days

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A different kind of bedtime story from Stephen King. This wasn t the smile though This was the grin a version of it he seemed to save just for these sessions She had an idea that to Gerald who was on the inside of it the grin felt wolfish Piratical maybe From her angle however lying here with her arms raised above her head and nothing on but a pair of bikini panties it only looked stupid No retarded He was after all no devil may care adventurer like the ones in the mens magazines over which he had spent the furious ejaculations of his lonely overweight puberty he was an attorney with a pink too large face spreading below a widow s peak which was narrowing relentlessly toward total baldness Just an attorney with a hard on poking the front of his undershorts out of shape And only moderately out of shape at that Poor Gerald unfortunately he is merely a plot device and his moments on center stage are destined to be fleeting He has recently discovered this new sexual kink that puts the fire back in the dragon It changes everything and soon it becomes apparent that he can t raise the flag any unless he handcuffs his wife Jessie to a bed He wants and needs her to be absolutely submissive Jessie is complicit She feels okay with it maybe even feels a little excited about that horny glint in Gerald s eye and it adds to the excitement that they decided to run up to the summer house in the fall when no one is there Gerald didn t skimp on the euipment oh no he bought the real McCoy not toys but police issue handcuffs It adds to his pleasure knowing she is completely helpless wellnottotally helplessNow maybe there is something extra stimulating for Gerald to lock his wife to a bed knowing that they are in the middle of nowhere knowing that no one can hear a thing He has a look in his eye that makes Jessie think that he is prepared to take the GAME too far She asks to be released He likes this new twist A rape fantasy is blooming before his eyes He isn t going to release her Jessie kicks him Her aim is excellent and those legs belong to someone who used to be athletic She catches him in the gonads and in the stomach Gerald exits stage left but though his lines are finished his corpse still has a role to playJessie is in a pickle Those are real handcuffs you re wearing not the cute little bondage numbers with the padding inside the wristlets and a hidden escape lever you can push if someone gets carried away and starts going a little too far You re for real locked up and you don t happen to be either fakir from the Mysterious East capable of twisting your body up like a pretzel or an escape artist like Harry Houdini or David Copperfield I m just telling it the way I see it okay And the way I see it you re toast I don t know if Jessie is technically schizophrenic because sometimes voices in our heads can be good guiding forces and not necessarily debilitating A traumatic event like being handcuffed to a bed in the middle of nowhere might bring out all kinds of voices in my head I would hope that Jimmy Stewart s voice would show up Wouldn t that be great hearing him say now just calm down Jeff we are going to get through this Jessie s voices old friends it seems are sometimes very encouraging and sometimes depressively pragmatic about the situation Jessie an old hand at sorting out the voices vacillates between thinking about how she can live and thinking about exactly how she will die as the voices wage a war in her head The keys yes the keys are way over there on the dresser She gets a cramp It was only a matter of time A fresh cramp sank long bitter teeth into her left armpit and she pulled her cracked lips back in a grimace It was like having your heart poked with the tines of a barbecue fork Then the muscles just below her breasts tightened and the bundle of nerves in her solar plexus seemed to ignite like a pile of dry sticks This pain was new and it was enormous far beyond anything she had experienced thus far It bent her backward like a greenwood stick her torso twisting from side to side knees snapping open and shut Her hair flew in clots and clumps She tried to scream and couldn t For a moment she was sure this was it the end of the line One final convulsion as powerful as six sticks of dynamite planted in a granite ledge and out you go Jessie cashier s on your rightBut this one passed too Does anyone truly understand fear better than Stephen King Let s ratchet it up a bit Entered through the pet door stage right is the stray dog formerly known as Prince He is a demented version of the dog that was once loved and coddled by a girl He is beyond hungry on the verge of starvation Yeah it gets a bit gruesomeBeing tied up with death staring you in the face will probably lead most anyone to a few moments of reflection Jessie thinks about her father and the stain he left on her life Even as an adult looking back the situations that occurred are baffling The manipulations and the secrets are still wiggling in her subconscious never to be completely still or properly categorized like a mounted butterfly or a file marked DONE It is an ongoing evaluation She sees someonein the room Hallucination or real Something that genetically monstrous can t be realcan it One of the things I like about Stephen King is he usually gives nods to other writers or artists or musicians reminding me that he is beyond just a pop culturewellKing If you want to go to heavenLet me tell you how to do itYou gotta grease your feetWith a little mutton suetYou just slide out of the devil s handAnd ooze on over to the Promised Land Take it easyGo greasy A bit of Woody Guthrieoh so appropriateas it turns out to the situation I was caught up in this book and blew through pages like Speedy Gonzales By the end I felt that King added too many elements which detracted from the overall believability of the situation for me True terror comes from me being totally sold on all the twists and turns Despite those misgivings I still really enjoyed the book and he convinced me most emphatically that I don t need two pair of police issue handcuffs to spice up my love life Shudder


10 thoughts on “Gerald's Game

  1. says:

    I've re read Gerald's Game several times since its 1992 publication and have just finished listening to it as an audiobook Here's what I know for sure 1 this story has lost none of its power over me despite the fact I know everything that's going to happen uite an impressive feat for a largely plot driven suspense piece 2 it is with

  2. says:

    The regularity in which Stephen King writes 3 plus 4 and 5 star books is staggering What surprised me with Gerald's Game is after all these years MrKing chose this book to spit in the face of horror This book commences with a solid voyeuristic 4 star plot We move into the middle of the book like a hungry dog looking for it's next

  3. says:

    ”This wasn’t the smile though This was the grin a version of it he seemed to save just for these sessions She had an idea that to Gerald who was on the inside of it the grin felt wolfish Piratical maybe From her angle however lying here wi

  4. says:

    King likes to demonstrate that he is the pimp grandmaster of using one single setting to show us how it has to be done Including childhood trauma how far one might go to survive married life and how it can develop and switching between the terror of the seemingly hopeless situation and flashbacks to the mystery

  5. says:

    Some nightmares never completely endedJessie and Gerald Burlingame head to their holiday home by the lake in Maine for an afternoon of certain activities However things uickly take a turn when Gerald drops dead from a heart attack leaving Jessie handcuffed to the bed Jessie is left to face all of her worst fears

  6. says:

    ★★★ 5I eually liked and eually disliked this book The story itself was not bad but the particular things didn’t work for me This book showed troubled marriage and how the past can affect people I had this problem that I couldn’t get attached to the characters and that brought out me of the story a lot It was a uick read bu

  7. says:

    Sometimes it takes heart to write about a thing doesn't it? To let that thing out of the room way in the back of your mind and put it up there on the screenThis was without a doubt the most fucked up book I've ever read So of course I loved itFor some reason I went into this book thinking I'm not going to like

  8. says:

    This book and I have a long history When I was 9 or so my mother gave me permission to read books from the “adult section” of the library She gave me a note to hand to the librarian and all So after summer rec I went into the library and decided I was ready to read some Stephen King My sister read his books and she said they were better than the RL Stine ones I had already gone through all the goosebumps and RL St

  9. says:

    I'm revising my previous estimation of this book up one star I'm gonna be a little spoilery Why? The re read was actually rather satisfying Yes it's a novel about survival and all the kinds of crap that men make women do to satisfy themselves but it's also a rather moving novel about keeping or losing one's sanity in the face of all

  10. says:

    A kinky sex game A heart attack Handcuffed to a bed A serial killer on the loose Scary Just watched the new film on Netflix It is uite good🐯👍