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Gerald's Game (1992) [Novel]
by Stephen King Rating: Weighted - 5.9 / Average - 5.9 of 10 (48 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 5 (show them) Review!

Summary (From the publisher):

On a warm weekday in October, Jessie and Gerald Burlingame are alone in the bedroom of their Maine summer house, playing a game that isn't listed in Hoyle's. But suddenly, as Jessie hears the click of the second handcuff locking her to the bedposts and sees her husband looming over her, a nerve-snap of recognition tells her that this time Gerald is playing for keeps. Her next move is furious, violent, and, she is shocked to discover, deadly. Giving up control is scary enough; it is terrifying when there is no one left to give it to.

Except that Jessie is not alone. Over the next twenty-eight hours, trapped in a lakeside house that has become a prison, Jessie will come face-to-face with all the things she has ever feared, and the unlatched back door banging fretfully in the breeze is an open invitation to horrors she has never imagined. Inside the darkening bedroom, shadows gather in mute menace, while inside Jessie's head a taunting chorus of voices whispers and shrieks: "Women alone in the dark are like open doors... and if they cry out for help, who knows what dread things may answer?"

Original title: Gerald's Game
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorPsychological Horror


  • Dedication: "This book is dedicated, with love and admiration, to six good women: Margaret Spruce Morehouse, Cahterine Spruce Graves, Stephanie Spruce Leonard, Anne Spruce Labree, Tabitha Spruce King, and Marcella Spruce"

Edition #1: Gerald's Game

Gerald's Game (1992)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Harrowing psychological terror." The New York Times
  • "Cunningly orchestrated.. kept us up half the night, we couldn't put it down... King has the supreme gift." Newsweek
  • "King is at the top in Gerald's Game... a terrific perormance... one of his best!" USA Today
  • "Stunning... hairy... I was scared to death... but I read on avidly... I had to know what would happen." Cosmopolitan
  • "Stephen King is an immensely talented storyteller of seemingly inexhaustible gifts." Interview
  • "King takes it over the top, in this exquisitely horrifying frightfest about a woman forced to face here deepest fears. This one is really scary." Kirkus Reviews
  • "This may be King's darkest book." Booklist
  • "It will sell millions of copies!" People
  • "Traps you cunningly in one woman's dark night of the soul." Fanfare
  • "A kinky sex game becomes a prelude to horror... a can't-put-down read." New Woman
  • "One of Stephen King's best!" Publishers Weekly
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Gerald's Game (2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340952771
Dimensions: 4.4 x 6.8 x 1.2 in
Pages: 417

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Gerald's Game (1993)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780450586231
Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.9 x 1.2 in
Pages: 394

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Gerald's Game (1992)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780670846504
Dimensions: 6.2 x 9.3 x 1.1 in
Pages: 332

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