REYNOLDS BOOKS &INFORMATION SERVICESSTEPHEN KINGGERALD'S GAME- Stephen King "Blood Red" EditionPlease take a moment to check out our otherSTEPHEN KING books and book sets by CLICKING HERE!We Charge EXACT SHIPPING plus $1.00 for single and multiple items... not $2, $3, $4 or moreper extra book like other sellers do.As with all of our products... please feel free to make an offer!(SCAN OF ACTUAL BOOK)0670846503 Gerald's Game - Stephen King Library "Blood Red" Edition King, Stephen 1st American Edition 1st Printing Viking Penguin 1992 States "First Published in 1992 by Viking Penguin" Making it a first printing. Full Numberline (1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2) No Dustjacket as issued. No Remainder Mark. Hardcover F Book: No Defects. The Stephen King Library Editions were only released to the current Stephen King Library Book Club members and not to the general public. Gerald and Jessie Burlingame have gone to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic interlude. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband's games, but when Gerald refuses to stop she lashes out at him with deadly consequences. Still handcuffed, she is trapped and alone. Painful memories from her childhood bedevil her. Her only company is a hungry stray dog and the sundry voices that populate her mind. As night comes, she is unsure whether it is her imagination or if she has another companion: someone watching her from the corner of her dark bedroom. FROM THE FLAP: Alone in their bedroom, Jessie and Gerald Burlingame are playing a game of trust and control. But when her husband takes the game too far by handcuffing her to a bedpost, Jessie lashes out--with deadly results. But now she is trapped, with no way to escape the deathly quiet of the room. Over the next twenty-eight hours, Jessie will come face-to-face with her most terrifying nightmares that exist in the last place she would ever look...her mind! REVIEW: While this is one of the best-written stories King has ever published, it will offend many through sheer bad taste. 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 take us deep into the mind of "Goodwife Burlingame. "sic For the first third of the book he is at the top of his form, creating in Jessie one of his most intense character studies. Then, Jessie's ruminations lead her to remember a long-repressed episode of incest that is startling not because it becomes a central element of the plot, but because the details of the sexual relationship between father and daughter are salaciously--and lengthily--described. The gory stuff--how Jessie escapes her handcuffs, for example -- is prime King, but this is subsumed in the book's general tastelessness. A lame wrap-up to what might have been a thrilling short story only further compromises the enjoyment readers might have found in this surprisingly exploitative work. 1.5 million first printing; $750,000 ad/promo; BOMC main selection. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. Bookseller Inventory #RBI000368SHIPPING:Please use Shipping Calculator to determine actual charges. This price is the actual shipping price (which can be verified by going to www.usps.com and checking thier shipping calculator)plus $1.00 to cover our material expenses since we only use new materials. 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