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Small link to Needful Things

Discussion in 'Gerald's Game' started by Anduan Pirate Princess, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Anduan Pirate Princess

    Anduan Pirate Princess Well-Known Member

    i just finished listening to Gerald's Game, which was a good but insane ride. I don't know if any other book has ever physically affected me so much as this one. There were parts where I found myself tensed and writhing with impatience as I absorbed the urgency of Jessie's situation and tried along with her to figure out a way to escape.

    Poor Prince. His backstory and part he played in this narrative was heartbreaking, and I was fervently hoping against hope that he would somehow bond with Jessie, or even help her in some way, and they would both find a new life together. I should know better by now, the rule that says if you are a pet or animal in a Stephen King story, nine times out of ten, you're toast. It is the way of the world.

    Anyway, one thing I was delighted to see was the
    little tie-in to Castle Rock at the very end, and the fact that Norris Ridgewick, now the Sheriff, and his Deputy John LaPointe were the ones who investigated and arrested Joubert. Way to go, guys! That stuck out to me because I finished Needful Things only a few days ago.
  2. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Yeah, not since Misery had I squirmed so much. Reading Gerald's Game my face found new and interesting grimaces, accompanied by groaning.
  3. Anduan Pirate Princess

    Anduan Pirate Princess Well-Known Member

    I really had to stop the audiobook a few times because I was ready to start punching things out of frustration, lol. :dejection::hammer:
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  4. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I read this when it came out and was pleasantly surprised to find the shoutout to Needful Things/Castle Rock near the end.
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  5. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Didn't it make you want to drink gallons of water while reading? LOL
  6. Anduan Pirate Princess

    Anduan Pirate Princess Well-Known Member

    Oh my Lord, YES!!!
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....speaking of which, my handcuffs need a bit of polishing...

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