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Gerald's Game Stephen King Cranks Up The Suspense In A Different Kind Of Bedtime Story A Game Of Seduction Between A Husband And Wife Goes Horribly Awry When The Husband Dies But The Nightmare Has Just Begun

About the Author: Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

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 quite an impressive feat for a largely plot driven suspense piece 2 it is without question, one of King s most underrated, overlooked novels As of this writing its Goodreads rating is 3.26 Keeping it company in the basement is the mu I ve re r

  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 Mr.King 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 meal Sniffing around for clues of what may happen next and how we would react 3 plus 4 star writing pulls us into the story until it s no longer voyeuristic It The regularity

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    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 This wasn t the smile, th

  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 of what happened when the protagonist was a girl and how those events influenced the current happenings.The situation of being, just, alone in a remote area or helpless or bound or ne King likes to demonstra

  5. says:

    Some nightmares never completely ended Jessie and Gerald Burlingame head to their holiday home by the lake in Maine for an afternoon of certain activities However, things quickly 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 th Some nightmares never completely ended

  6. says:

    5I equally liked and equally 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 quick read, but not very fascinating It is horror novel and it at times actually was scary, but from my point of view, the real horror is making the story feel realistic and thing 5I equally liked and equally disliked this boo

  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 screen.This was, without a doubt, the most fucked up book I ve ever read So of course I loved it.For some reason, I went into this book thinking I m not going to like it Jessie, our main character, is handcuffed to a bed and can t move Doesn t sound that much exciting, right Well, wrong.I thought that the whole novel would be about Jessie tryi Sometimes it takes heart to write about a thing

  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 Stine teen books don t know if they are called anything special and was re This book and I have a long history When I was 9 or so, my m

  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 those expectations.Never mind the sheer horror of being handcuffed to a bed without hope of being saved because your lover just keeled over, or watching a d I m revising my previous estimation of this book up one star I m

  10. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 quite good.

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