A Game Gone Horribly Wrong

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Doc Creed

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King seemed to be trying new things during this time. Although not the tour de force that Dolores Claiborne is, Gerald's Game is petal to the metal and nearly drove me to the brink of madness. Ha ha. Seriously, it was almost unbearable to read in places. Jessie Burlingame is a very complex character, I think. I agree with much of what Man Who Fell To Earth said. This is one of the first books I suggest to non-horror readers. Fantastic.
 

grin willard

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...aaaannnnnnnndddddd??????....... Details? Lessee, I dumped it along with some other books at one of those charity sale places, along with some shirts. Yeah, some twill 100% cotton shirts made in Malaysia. And a belt, I think. An old waffle iron. Some sneakers .....

I tried to read this here boy twice, assuming I'd somehow managed to not fully engage with what might be a fine, yet difficult novel. Then I gave it to a vastly more intelligent friend who reads everything. A voracious paperback carnivore this guy is. He couldn't finish it either and gave it back to me! I'd say, "I'd no prude, but ..." -- but maybe I am! I dunno. I found it reprehensible. Several Stephen King books which I'm not particularly fans of pulled me thru because his writing is so conversational & engaging. That Buick book for example. But as for "Gerald's", there was little of that. I read Stephen King to be scared, not nauseated. His novella "Gingerbread Girl", which was thematically similar (to me) was far better. Gerald's Game made the bestseller's list, apparently. I wonder what percentage of the people who bought it finished it? BTW, I never finished Carrie. Make of that what you will!
 
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GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
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#58
...aaaannnnnnnndddddd??????....... Details? Lessee, I dumped it along with some other books at one of those charity sale places, along with some shirts. Yeah, some twill 100% cotton shirts made in Malaysia. And a belt, I think. An old waffle iron. Some sneakers .....

I tried to read this here boy twice, assuming I'd somehow managed to not fully engage with what might be a fine, yet difficult novel. Then I gave it to a vastly more intelligent friend who reads everything. A voracious paperback carnivore this guy is. He couldn't finish it either and gave it back to me! I'd say, "I'd no prude, but ..." -- but maybe I am! I dunno. I found it reprehensible. Several Stephen King books which I'm not particularly fans of pulled me thru because his writing is so conversational & engaging. That Buick book for example. But as for "Gerald's", there was little of that. I read Stephen King to be scared, not nauseated. His novella "Gingerbread Girl", which was thematically similar (to me) was far better. Gerald's Game made the bestseller's list, apparently. I wonder what percentage of the people who bought it finished it? BTW, I never finished Carrie. Make of that what you will!
...now I kinda like that summation....love, Wilford.....
 
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