A Captivating Tale – Gerald’s Game by Stephen King

by on Mar.22, 2011, under Syndicated from the Web

by: RFR Casket Crew Denise

On a warm October day, Jessie Burlingame lies in the bedroom of her secluded lake home, listening to the far off sounds of the country; the cry of a loon, the growl of a chain saw, the bark of a lonesome dog. Nearer, she hears the banging of the screen door, left unlatched in the autumn breeze; nearer still, the click of the key locking the second pair of handcuffs that chain her to the bed.

Gerald Burlingame, her husband of 17 years, looms over her, grin on his face, gleam in his eye, lust in his heart. This is Gerald’s favorite game – a little kinky, perhaps, but all in good fun. And then quite suddenly, the fun is over. Gerald’s heart fails him in the heat of passion, leaving Jessie hideously trapped and dreadfully alone.

As darkness gathers in the room that is now Jessie’s whole world, she must face not only the terror of never escaping, but the most excruciating truths about her life; the murky secrets that brought her here in the first place.

Stephen King delivers another wonderful masterpiece of suspense and terror. This time is not only in the physical world but in the emotional scarred memories of Jessie Burlingame.

This macob tale starts slowly just like a roller coaster ascending the first hill. But just like a roller coaster, once we reach the top, well…it’s all downhill and one hell of a ride.

I think what makes this story more enjoyable is the connections or references made to other stories. Maybe it’s because I’m such a Stephen King “nerd”, but these references not only put a smile on my face, but at least one of the references is actually used in another book. This I find not only fascinating but brillant.

Stephen King doesn’t always give us a happy ending, and sometimes it’s not the ending we expect, but if you like rooting for the underdog, give Gerald’s Game a read.

Until next time, Deadites, keeping those book lights burning bright.

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