Gerald's Game
  Fan submitted reviews of Gerald's Game (Novel):
Posted By: Scarlet - March 11th, 2013 1:05:43 pm EDT

This was the first Stephen King novel that I've ever read. I was completely amazed by how fluid the writing is despite it describing just one scene for a hundred pages or so. (spoiler) When the dog and the serial killer enters the picture, it brought chills up my spine on how vivid the picture was in my mind of a dog chewing pieces of human flesh. My favorite scenes were the flashbacks and I think it was written very well from the perspective of a teenager.

Posted By: Kastdion - September 6th, 2012 5:34:14 am EDT

it is one of my favourite books from Stephen King i wonder why they do not transfer it in Television

Posted By: Manooo - August 20th, 2012 6:55:24 am EDT

Well, what can I say about this book... It is such a brilliant story. I tried to picture myself as Jessie and, man, it was a damn tough situation to be in. Absolutely brilliant! And the part where she feels someone else in the corner of the dark room.... it was by far one of the scariest moments ever. Loved it!

Posted By: Dave - June 26th, 2012 11:52:09 pm EDT

The beginning of this novel met my eye at a early age I liked it too to bad. my hands couldn't get past the characters name. A star of course yet with a walking result.

Posted By: Anonymous - June 13th, 2012 6:08:06 pm EDT

I absolutely adore this book! Every time it's in my possession I read it repeatedly! I long to own as many books as I can get my hands on of the Stephen King library! :)

Posted By: Fifedogg - June 11th, 2012 1:48:52 pm EDT

This book is the top book I love reading over and over again. I will love to see this book as a movie, and watch it again and again.

Posted By: Anonymous - May 30th, 2012 2:22:30 pm EDT

sounds amayzing!!!!! after im done reading Cell then im going to read this book then hopefully start the darktower series!(: my mothers reading the dark tower series right now! (:

Posted By: Matt - May 24th, 2012 10:56:18 pm EDT

This was also my first Stephen King book I've ever read. Stephen King is my favorite author, and i find it hard to read anyone else. This book was amazing and i loved every page of it.its been about 12 years since i read this so i don't remember much since i've read about 25 of his books since then. I think after i finish the dark tower series i will give this a reread.

Posted By: Anonymous - April 19th, 2012 8:46:34 am EDT

MAKE INTO A MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted By: Anonymous - March 3rd, 2012 2:03:46 am EST

I loved this book. For me it was a real page turner. I couldent put it down.

Posted By: Sandy - December 13th, 2011 2:57:52 am EST

This book is awesome! My late son found this book walking home one day on the road. He brought it home for me knowing i loved stephen king. I read it a nd loved it. It is my second favorite book of his. My most intreging thing about him is that my son, a hemophilia, found this book and there is no other auther i know who rights about hemophila in any of their books. I have 2 hemophia sons. So we were interested to find out how stephen king, such a great person, could ever know of such a affliction. My son died 2 years ago. But he knew my love for stephen kings writings and always bought me his books to read. I miss him, RiP.

Posted By: Sabrina27 - December 9th, 2011 12:30:30 pm EST

This was the first book of Stephen King's that I ever read. I was 14 years old, on vacation with family and this book kept me occupied. It really creeped me out, I loved it.

Posted By: Michael - November 23rd, 2011 10:03:11 pm EST

... "Jessie tires of her husband's games" ... Hm, tired?

Posted By: Bandit1 - November 9th, 2011 1:01:29 pm EST

I have never sat down or layed down to read a book in my life. Now I'm out of high school, and one day I went to the dump and seen this book on top of a cardboard box in front of the dumpster. I picked it up and read the hard cover flaps and it sounded like something I might like so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm only one chapter in and i love it I can't put it down, this is an awesome book.

Posted By: Moonkissed - November 1st, 2011 8:27:47 pm EDT

This is my favorite Stephen King book. I had a hard time reading parts of it and putting it down!! Very well written and a great story was told. I highly recommend this book!

Posted By: Johnkelly - September 18th, 2011 3:02:12 pm EDT

This book was amazing! I wasn't really expecting much when I started it because of the premise, but I was pleasantly surprised. This is a terrific character piece that really chronicles how an emotionally damaged woman is able to confront her personal demons and come to terms with her past while in her predicament. And the way she gets out of the cuffs still sends shivers down my spine when I think about it. Books like this are why I love Stephen king. He can write horrific stuff, but it only serves to address sociological issues. I highly recommend "Gerald's Game!"

Posted By: Purplehaze - September 15th, 2011 9:21:50 pm EDT

I read this book in 1992 when Hurricane Andrew went thru South Florida. We had no electricity for about a week and I had the brilliant idea of reading this book without power. freaked the hell out of me. Even the sound of my dog walking towards me and panting was freaking me out.

Posted By: Brittany Morris - September 2nd, 2011 12:28:50 pm EDT

i love it i think it is a book that you just cant put down i actually picked the book up when i was in t9r11 and i just loved it

Posted By: Xeebodog - August 18th, 2011 4:18:35 pm EDT

I read this during the summer of 2000. I read so much that most I don't remember; if I can remember the book and when I read it, it was a good book. Another awesome book by the best!

Posted By: Schmidty - August 8th, 2011 4:52:17 pm EDT

This was the only book that actually scared me.

Posted By: ReadingUnderTheDome - July 29th, 2011 1:45:15 pm EDT

I read this paperback a few years ago and found myself looking for a digital copy after purchasing an iPod. There are also many other favorites from Mr King that I would like to read again that are not available on iTunes.

Posted By: Anonymous - March 19th, 2011 2:47:12 pm EDT

This novel has grabbed my attention from the start. When I was reading 'Gerald's Game' I did not believe how long ice in glass of water could melt.

Posted By: Sam - February 5th, 2011 7:25:01 pm EST

I actually cannot describe how much this one scared me. I cannot believe how much this book is underrated. If King ever reads this, I want to thank him for the constant thought he put into my head - "There is someone stood in the corner of the room there is someone stood in the corner of the room"

Posted By: Blyan85 - January 1st, 2011 4:28:29 pm EST

This was a great book. I was reading part of it on a train ride home. It was dark out, and the train car was nearly empty. I came to a part of the story that frightened me so bad that i gasped aloud, which I never do. I highly recommend this book, but it should be known to whoever is thinking about reading this that it deals with child molestation, which can be very upsetting to read.

Posted By: Heiz MacAiran - October 2nd, 2010 3:52:01 am EDT
I've been a big Stephen King fan in the movies ever since i was i kid. i may be a late bloomer in Novel-reading but im definitely an exclusive...i only read stephen king/Richard Bachman books and Gerald's Game is my first. the first novel ive ever read in my whole life and i must say this book got me hooked to the works of King! im collecting his works now!
Posted By: S.K.Rules - September 19th, 2010 1:15:37 pm EDT
I really liked this novel, abit long at parts but still a good storie. Most of Kings work scares me if I was one of the character and what is happening in the story happens to me, that's what most of his novels do to me. Not this one it really freaked me out, the guy standing in the corner of the room, when it was dark after I read that part I thought there was someone in the room. Brilliantly done. SPIOLERS I was shocked by the end part, and I read some were that the dog and the space cowboy were the only people to visit Jessie and it also said he MAY have been her imagination. That's one of the reasons I was shocked by the ending.
Posted By: Clove8312 - July 18th, 2010 8:39:09 pm EDT
I've read and reread this book and without fail still get shivers when I see the line, there was someone else in the room.
Posted By: Anonymous - June 2nd, 2010 11:35:59 am EDT
Posted By: Kingaddict69 - May 4th, 2010 4:07:10 pm EDT
This book sounds wonderful, I've been looking all over for it and finally found a copy at a yard sale, cannot wait to start reading it...Just in time for summer.
Posted By: StephenKingfan - March 22nd, 2010 2:33:28 pm EDT
This book wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be,but I still read it and I finished it.
Posted By: Big G - February 15th, 2010 1:34:26 pm EST
Interesting look at how the mind can play havok on you when you are stuck in a desperate situation, and can't see a way out. Gripping intense tale by a master storyteller. Yet another in a long line of hits.
Posted By: John - November 6th, 2009 9:15:58 am EST
This is by far the worst book Ive ever had the displeasure of reading. Been a fan for many years and this was a huge disappointment !!! Sucks!
Posted By: Nick Montross - October 28th, 2009 8:18:41 pm EDT
Loving it so far! Better than Misery!
Posted By: Marynannie - October 22nd, 2009 4:30:13 pm EDT
This book had me screaming out loud while reading late at night. When she looks in the mirror and sees him, oh just read the book you'll love it.
Posted By: Jennifer J - October 1st, 2009 11:09:06 am EDT
Kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish! So greatly written, I felt as if I was strapped to that bed and enduring the horrors with Jessie Burlingame! Genuine and original as well as very creepy and nightmarish. Would read it again! This would also make an entertaining movie if they were to make one. You should def give this one a try, you won't be disappointed.
Posted By: Owl - September 4th, 2009 3:44:18 pm EDT
My worst nightmare is to see a shadow of a stranger by my unlocked door...
Posted By: JRM - August 31st, 2009 7:07:44 pm EDT
Great book. Hard to put down, original, and chilling/disturbing, at times. My second favorite King book so far. My only slight disappointment was that there wasn't any real connection between the "thing" that kept showing up and the main protagonist. The explanation kinda felt tacked-on. Still, great book. I enjoyed the heck out of it.
Posted By: Derekwalker22 - August 17th, 2009 9:04:37 pm EDT
kept me up for hours,masterful story telling,really gets under the skin and my opinion one of kings best works.thank you sk for being you.
Posted By: MIchael - August 1st, 2009 3:09:59 pm EDT
Gerald's Game kept me on pins and needles the whole time and still I'm shocked that she was able to slip her had free by lubricating her hand with her own blood. This was the 5th book I read that you wrote and I always recommend this book to my friends if they like a good suspense story.
Posted By: PantheraTigeris - June 30th, 2009 7:03:26 pm EDT
This book was incredible. It was waay long but I still really liked it. This was one of the few books that made me scream out loud and jump. The line (which still sticks in my head all these years later) that I love is, "At his feet was a chainsaw." I shrieked and almost threw the book away from me but I just HAD to keep reading. Entrancing.
Posted By: Anonymous - June 26th, 2009 10:12:24 am EDT
the fake stuff is so fun and scary. the 'real' stuff was done with sensitivity and wisdom. sk is a good man.
Posted By: Char80 - June 24th, 2009 8:34:51 am EDT
Third SK book I've read - a read can't put down book!! The story is fantastic!
Posted By: Anonymous - June 18th, 2009 4:47:34 am EDT
The most frightening part of this book is that all the events are entirely possible!
Posted By: Natty - June 16th, 2009 5:07:54 pm EDT
i am reading this at the moment, its taking me ages, its really good and really scary
Posted By: DerekFisher - May 8th, 2009 6:34:11 pm EDT
I thought it was okay, but I think it would be better if it was part of a short story. Some of the story went on for a while and didn't really focus on how to get out some of the times, and had flashbacks. But it was an okay, kind of dark sinister book.
Posted By: Soopea - February 18th, 2009 12:08:41 am EST
I wish this to be a movie!
Posted By: Stoic - February 10th, 2009 5:12:55 pm EST
The fact King can make an entire novel where the main character never leaves her bed, yet still you cannot wait to find out what happens next, proves him to be one of the greatest story tellers of all time.
Posted By: Twist - January 31st, 2009 12:00:42 pm EST
I LOVE this book.It has a great twist.And I especially love the gore.
Posted By: DianaJ - January 25th, 2009 11:08:17 am EST
This book was one of the first few I read of SK & is a total mind f*#*! How does he know what a chick would think?!
Posted By: Austin - January 14th, 2009 1:09:49 pm EST
this book is a great thriller
Posted By: Nahyan - January 14th, 2009 3:22:10 am EST
Not an epic but a good literary work. Boring at times and humorous when you least expect it. drags a bit.
Posted By: Val* - December 27th, 2008 6:20:07 pm EST
I liked this book, very creepy...
Posted By: Megan - December 23rd, 2008 3:54:24 pm EST
Hat's Off to Mr. King on this one! This is the most terrifying book I have ever read. It has been four years since I read this book and I am still not able to sleep alone with all of the lights off. I try to sleep but I keep imagining a man standing in the corner of my room with a suitcase of bones. Stephen King is a master at telling stories! Thank you!
Posted By: Wahneice - December 15th, 2008 3:10:24 pm EST
While I was reading this book, I laughed out loud several times. The way he blends humor into the completely horrific is genius. Disco Gerald *snickering* still makes me laugh.
Posted By: Dolphin_32 - October 27th, 2008 9:32:53 pm EDT
This book is totally awsome. It was like i was in the room with her the whole time. Totally creepy & Totally cool!!!!!
Posted By: Gareth - October 3rd, 2008 6:02:05 am EDT
I am a hige fan of Kings work but have to say that this was very disappointing
Posted By: Sylvanna Rayne - September 19th, 2008 12:34:33 am EDT
Watch out ladies! He knows us; Our Psyche, Our Frustrations.... Our Strength. Another masterpeice that 'hits home.' If you're a female and you've ever been manhandled, read this book. If you haven't, read it anyway! Thanks, Mr.King.
Posted By: Ems - August 26th, 2008 12:27:14 am EDT
I am so in love with King's writing, everything except this book. I thought that it was sickly overdone in some parts, bleh! I would never, ever recommend or read this book again. I stopped reading his work for quite a while after this book, but I will gladly admit that I picked him back up again and have loved everything else.
Posted By: Ajfromuk - August 24th, 2008 11:56:26 am EDT
This was the first book I read of King's, I was about 11 at the time and I was hooked instanly. I could not put this down and wanted more and more and the chapters went on. I have read him ever since.
Posted By: Mylinda - July 25th, 2008 2:58:58 am EDT
I would love to see this made into a movie...wonderful work.


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