7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great storytelling only let down by a slow plot,
This review is from: Gerald's Game (Paperback)
The book is very intelligently written but the plot doesnt quite live up to the skills of kings writing. The story is based on one womans struggle with her own mind as she is chained to a bed, this means the story is all set virtually in one room with one person (the rest are all in her head).
I found the book, at times to be intriguing, and i could hardly put it down, but often at times, the story seemed to wander off on issues that didnt seem relevent to the plot, later on, you find out they are beneficial to the plot, but at the time they dont seem to capture your attention.
Geralds game is not poor by any standards and King uses flashbacks from the womans life to tell the story. This is used very effectively as a techniuqe which must have been difficult to get right.
Unfortunately, with over 350 pages, i think the story could well have been edited down. Great storytelling, i think King maybe needed a better story though, to tell.