Gerald's Game

Gerald's Game

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Gerald and Jessie Burlingame have gone to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic getaway. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband's games, but when Gerald refuses to stop, the evening ends with deadly consequences. Still handcuffed, Jessie is trapped and alone. Over the next twenty-eight hours, in the lakeside house that has become a prison, Jessie will come face-to-face with all the things she has ever feared. Her only company is a hungry, stray dog and the various voices that fill her mind. As night comes, she is unsure whether it is her imagination or if she has another companion watching her.
Publisher: New York :, Gallery Books,, [2016]
Edition: First Gallery Books trade paperback edition February 2016.
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9781501144202
Branch Call Number: FIC KING
Characteristics: 468 pages : map ; 21 cm


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Jan 02, 2018


Feb 05, 2017

Feb 04 2017......Cleaning out my bookshelves, so reading this before I pass it on. Must say, the first chapter was interesting, and a bit funny, but after that I was a little bored. Must say that I am more into non-fiction these days, so maybe I am not the best judge. I used to love Stephen King books, but that was long ago. Oh well. Food for thought though.....keep the phone handy......or I could end up in a similar situation, as we're getting up there! (Minus the handcuff's, way too risky!)

Jul 13, 2016

Excellent read comparable to his book "Thinner" classic Stephen King and worth the read and it does make one think.

Jul 10, 2014

Not the best written Stephen King book (it's repetitive and mostly takes place in a bedroom), but there is terror in it.

It seems like I'm giving a lot away here, but not really. The summary on the back of the book hints to almost all of this and what it doesn't mention is introduced within the first five or so chapters:

Her husband gets ripped to shreds by a dog and a man watches her at night (I imagined "Death" from the TV show "Supernatural" for this role). Also, she almost dies from dehydration and blood loss and has to deal with her past of being molested as a child. And then add the fact that she's a schizophrenic. A creepy read that'll keep you wanting to carry on.

Due to these reasons, I wouldn't read it again, but I'm glad I read it.

Jul 18, 2012

This is a chilling book, but it left me with a neutral impression overall. Through the book, it is difficult to say whether Jessie is slipping into madness or if she is sane, until the end. Tense, creepy, the book is full of corpses, incest, and uncomfortable situations.


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Jul 10, 2014

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