Feb 8, 2018

Review | Gerald's Game by Stephen King


Title: Gerald's Game by Stephen King
Series: N/A
Genre: Thriller/Horror
Publication: September 1, 1992 by Smithmark Publishers
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Rating: ★★★

Synopsis: 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...

Thoughts: Gerald's Game started off...exciting enough. Jessie and Gerald have taken a trip to their secluded lake house to spice up their marriage. Unfortunately, Gerald has a heart attack leaving Jessie handcuffed to the bed. I was really drawn into the story at the beginning, but being in Jessie's head was a little overwhelming which seemed like a good thing at first but later was just too much.

The story added on a few more elements too, with unexpected visitors and possible hallucinations. I was more intrigued to see whether Jessie would figure a way out or not, and was actually creeped out enough to put down the book for a while. The ending, however, felt sort of rushed and unsatisfying. I don't know what it was about this book that sort of left me disappointed.

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