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Gerald's Game
Gerald's Game
Author: Stephen King
Jessie and Gerald Burlingame have been married for 20 years. Kinky sex is Gerald's game; lately he has taken to handcuffing his wife to the bedposts. During one such session, via a series of bizarre circumstances, Jessie accidentally kills her husband, and for the next 28 hours she is trapped. King effectively uses this tragicomic conceit to tak...  more »
ISBN: 51673
Pages: 445
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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sarah5775 avatar reviewed Gerald's Game on + 386 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
A husband and wife are playing a kinky game. Then he has a heart attack and dies- leaving her handcuffed to the bed in a remote cabin in the woods.

This very scary (and very gory) book is also an excellent character study.

This book is more character driven and very psychological, with some moments of nail-biting suspense but a lot of introspection. It is not action packed like many of his books, that's why some people don't like it. But it was horribly creepy and disturbing and he does an excellent job getting inside Jessie's head as she slowly unravels.
reviewed Gerald's Game on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This was the Stephen King book that creeped me out the most because it is based on a situation that could happen. The psychological ramblings of a trapped woman is some of King's best works. To this day, just thinking about one of the scenes in that book gives me chills.
yogagoddess avatar reviewed Gerald's Game on + 59 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book really chilled me, not because of crazy monsters or scary magic, but because of the reality of the situation! I mean, come on, who hasn't played those games with their honey, next time I will defintatly have the spare key under my pillow! :)
screader avatar reviewed Gerald's Game on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
My favorite Stephen King book ever! It is amazing how well he messes with your mind and talks from the point of view of a female. I think, however, him speaking from the dog's vantage point was what really put it over the top for me. It was one sick, twisted mind game and it kept me hooked from the first chapter. Makes you think before you engage in a bit of kinky fun what could happen, even within the confines of marriage. It scared me, repulsed me and yet...I could not put it down! LOVED IT!
Jill0427 avatar reviewed Gerald's Game on + 68 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
OMG!! Awesome!!! This ended kinda strange-but it's SK. I read this one in a day and a half-only because I had to sleep.
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Jessie Burlingame (Primary Character)
Gerald Burlingame (Major Character)