I 1st read this book around '92 when i was about 21 yrs old. Back then, my 21yr old brain seemed to like it & thought it was pretty good. Not awesome, but pretty good. I recall thinkin that it did drag just a bit seeing as it, for the most part, takes place over the course of only 2 days. So i think i remember it did seem just a lil bit tedious at times. But all in all i still liked it. Fast forward over 20yrs later to 2013. I usually dont read books more than once except for my all time fav the shining which i read 3x & listened to the audio version once. I dont read anymore but now love audiobooks instead & since amazon has great deals on used 1s, i been buyin all kings older stuff and reliving them. Its always good to read a book & to listen to its audio version too cuz you get 2 different expiriences. Anyway, i listened to this audiobook with my now older brain & boy what a different expirience i had. The whole idea/concept of the book gets 5 stars, but the stupidity of the...
This wasn't my absolute favorite book of King's. Not nearly. But it was good enough to keep me turning the pages. As everyone can imagine, the whole story is focused around the main character getting out of her predicament. She's handcuffed to a bed, she must get out to survive, but she's simultaneously battling with her inner demons - her childhood tramas. There was a bit of redundancy going on in this book, but it' understandable. King's known for getting a little long-winded, but when you have one character to write and the rest of the book has to be constructed of memories, inner voices, and one nondescript entity, you have to get creative. I think King did a great job in this arena. Also, I was pleased with the way he wrote her escape from the handcuffs. It was graphic, and it did make me cringe, but I though it was just enough horror to keep things lively and realistic.
*SPOILER ALERT!* Having said that, I wasn't too excited about the end of the book. It's not...
I can't believe I've let this Stephen King novel pass me by all these years. There's a certain gothic sensibility to "Gerald's Game" and some of King's best, most beautifully descriptive and heart-wrenching writing. I'm really impressed with it. I think it's going to rank as one of my favorites of his-- and I'm a die-hard fan. PIck this up, you won't be disappointed.
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