Saturday, April 28, 2012

Gerald's Game by Stephen King

The Gifted Writer Stephen King!

Stephen King is a ridiculously, creative writer. When I read the things that he write about, I wonder, "Where did he get those ideas?" I would love to talk to him just to see if I can understand the way that this man, with such a gifted talent for writing, thinks. (I must admit that I am extremely attracted to smart men.)

One of the first books that I read by Stephen King was Pet Semetary, and boy was I scared. Who thinks of the idea of burying an animal or a person and it or he/she coming back to life? When I read that book, I think that I was in my twenties, and I still have those vivid images in my mind and still can not bring myself to read that book again. Eventhough I really, really loved it, I just don't like being scared. I need to have someone in the bed with me every night in order to read this book again.

Some other great works by Stephen King are The Green Mile, Carrie, Cujo, Misery, just to name a few.

While on my weekend trip with my great friend Margaret and her travel company Journeys of Serendipity, we discussed books a whole lot, and one of the ladies suggested Gerald's Game by Stephen King. I already know that it is difficult to go wrong with Stephen King, so I downloaded Gerald's Game as soon as I got back home.

I have been reading a lot of books that were just good stories like The Hunger Games, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I wanted to stay on this trend of reading good fiction novels, so I started reading Gerald's Game. All I can do is "wave my hand." This book was completely mind blowing.

What I like about this book more than anything was the storyline: a lady and her husband go to their summer home to have sex, and he dies.... Ok! The dog gone man dies while the lady is chained to the bed. This happens very close to the beginning of the book, and the next 300 or so pages is this lady dealing with her past, trying to escape and stay alive. Quite a thriller.

The other thing that I really loved about this book is the writing. Here is one of the poetic lines from this novel: "Time was a cold sea through which her consciousness forged like a waddling, graceless, icebreaker." Who thinks of a line like this, and didn't that line do a great job of creating a vivid picture in your mind? His writing is what makes his books so memorable. Once he creates that very clear picture in the reader's mind, it is difficult to forget the characters, the setting, the storyline etc. The man can write.

Now, you want to know if the lady escaped from the house, and if she escaped, how did she do it? Well, My Dear Reader, you must read the book to find out :)

Happy Reading!!!!

May all of your days be filled with great books!

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