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Scariest King moment is in this book - SPOILERS

Discussion in 'Gerald's Game' started by howkflakegirl, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. howkflakegirl

    howkflakegirl Member


    So I loved this book, creeped me out in all manner of ways. But who else found that bit with the space cowboy standing in the corner of the room extremely creepy? I felt lulled into a false sense of security and then BAM, I was terrified. It's the creepiest line I have ever read by him.
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  2. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I read this when it came out. I remember telling my sister what the book was about, and she couldn't sleep simply because of my summarizing the book. The space cowboy was terrifying. The rattle of the bones and him never speaking. Man, I love this book! LOL
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  3. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's the single scariest thing I've ever read, and I'm not a sissy. I'm almost never actually scared when I'm reading anything or even when watching any movie. So that passage in Gerald's Game was a special experience.
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  4. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I've said in other threads that the Space a Cowboy is SK's scariest character in my opinion. It's been a number of years since I've read Gerald's Game and just the thought of the Space Cowboy creeps me out. I've done one reread of the book and don't think I could do another just knowing I'll have to read that passage!
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....he is an undersung villain, no doubt-that short passage sold the novel for me.....
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  6. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Nobody's gonna mention the dog?
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...OK......the dog.......
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  8. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    We had a back to old time Stephen King with that scene. :icon_eek:
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  9. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Space Cowboy is pretty much the scariest thing in any SK book, in my estimation. Atropos, Pennywise, and Mr. Flip are up there, too, but when he shows Jessie the bag of jewels and bones & smiles *shudder*
  10. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Scariest scene in modern fiction. And it's by, you guest it--Stephen King.
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  11. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    The creepiest scene in the book for me was the solar eclipse with her father.
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