Book Review of Gerald's Game

Gerald's Game
Gerald's Game
Author: Stephen King
Genre: Horror
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I tossed this book into the trash. I have never done that before, and I hope to never do that again. Looking back, I feel remorse for what I did, but at the time I couldn't think of anything else to do with it. The contents literally made my stomach churn. This is one of Stephen King's books that I feel could have stayed locked away in a filing cabinet somewhere.

What the story boiled down to for me:

A woman goes to a vacation spot with her husband. Her husband handcuffs her to the bed, during a sex game, and dies. From that point on we spend a lot of time in the main character's head, where we catch glimpses of her troubled past.

I felt depressed for the main character, and just wanted her emotional turmoil to end. I guess it was a truly terrifying story, because it could be reality for many people.

I feel for those people, but I wish I had never seen this book.