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A Game Gone Horribly Wrong

Discussion in 'Gerald's Game' started by Neesy, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    This is a common enough.

    The mark of a truly great writer is readers who hate it when the story ends.
     
  2. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  3. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    damerongeraldsgamesite.jpg
     
  4. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Can mods put this in spoiler, please? I'm having computer problems, not cooperating. Thanks.
     
  5. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    All set now. :smile2:
     
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  6. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Thank you. :cower:
     
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  7. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I can see the glass of water. So close. Who is the artist? Captures just about everything.
     
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  8. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure. It is a new painting, I think, because I've never found one like it before. It represents many aspects of the book in one picture.
     
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  9. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...maybe this will help old buddy...
    Artists Inspired by Stephen King
     
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  10. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Thanks...do you own a copy of this book? I bet there's other original artwork in it that I've not seen. Very nice.
     
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  11. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...nossir, I didn't pull the trigger on this one...I just searched by the image and found the book.....
     
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  12. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Good picture - it depicts her vulnerability quite well :nonchalance:
     
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  13. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

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    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

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  15. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    I'm morally opposed to throwing a book in the garbage. But I came close.
     
  16. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...aaaannnnnnnndddddd??????.......
     
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  17. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    ...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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  18. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...now I kinda like that summation....love, Wilford.....
     
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