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Not my favorite book from King, but this scared me a ton

Discussion in 'Gerald's Game' started by Kozzy, Oct 12, 2016.


Did this book freak you out the most out of Mr King's books?

  1. Yes, this freaked me out the most!

    1 vote(s)
  2. Nope, this didn't freak me out as much as some of his other books

    4 vote(s)
  1. Kozzy

    Kozzy New Member

    This might be the most freaked out I have been during a Stephen King book, I am not even 100% sure why. It ended up taking me weeks to finish it, even though I loved it lol.

    There are many many Stephen King books that I like more than this and that are much better written than Geralds Game, but there is something about this book that just freaked me right out.
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  2. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I feel the exact same way you do. Wouldn't put this in my top ten (maybe not even my top twenty) but, for me, it is King's scariest work. Just thinking about it makes me a little sick.
  3. Bardo

    Bardo Well-Known Member

    It's the molestation that gets to me. ( that's horror for me)
    Stephen,again, takes on an unwanted subject and bravely muscles through.
    Tough job for sure

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...the creeper in this one is what sold it for me....
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  5. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Me while reading Gerald's Game: "I've got to pee! Hmmm, how long can I hold it? Til morning? It's a looooong walk to that light switch." :)
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  6. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Yes. My favourite scary scene of all King's books was the dark corner of the room covered in shadow. Was someone there?
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  7. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Twas ok. Always felt it would have made a better novella, or perhaps short story, than an entire novel.

    But...thanks to this book, I've never allowed any handcuffs in the bedroom. Nope nope nope.
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  8. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    Things crawl in the darkness that imagination spins....
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  9. Kozzy

    Kozzy New Member

    Glad I am not the only one lol. Freaked me right out lol.
  10. danie

    danie I am whatever you say I am.

    My favorite SK book because it brought me back to reading his books after a long time without him. Plus there's no one scarier than the Space Cowboy.
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  11. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    This is definitely a good -- and academically interesting -- book that I believe will receive a lot of scholarly scrutiny years from now.

    However, the whole Space Cowboy thing, as well as the long letter at the end, I have to be honest -- I think those additions were mistakes. While they did make for great reading (he said in contradiction, admittedly) and added some suspense capital, they also felt so contrived. Still, a good book.

    I haven't read this in a while, so I'm sure King compared the Cowboy to a ghost at some point, but I always thought something about the predicament of the character (without checking, I think the name was Jess Burlingame, am I close?): imagine if someone purposely cuffed someone to a bed in the room of a haunted house and the person had to watch furniture fly around, hear weird voices, see demonic children in the corner? That would scare the heck out of me. (I wonder if there has ever been a story like that; if not, I may want to experiment with the idea; might make a cool short film.)
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  12. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, interesting you bring this up. I remember enjoying GG when it came out, but I'll be damned if I can remember a lot of the story now (except that it tied in to Dolores Claiborne). Will probably revisit this one via the audio book.
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  13. Neesy

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

    StephenKing.com - Gerald's Game

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  14. Kozzy

    Kozzy New Member

    Welcome back to the world of SK :)
  15. danie

    danie I am whatever you say I am.

    Well that was about 12 years ago, but thankee Sai.
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