Micro Book Review - Gerald’s Game by Stephen King

Gerard’s Game

I’ve read quite a few Stephen King book now, over the years, and one thing that never fails to amaze me is his ability to make even the most mundane setting thrilling, and completely blow away my expectations. The Long Walk is a good example of this. As the name suggests, it’s literally about a long walk, yet it’s an engrossing tale and, through his literary magic, King delivers.

Currently reading: The Long Walk by Stephen King 📚. This is a very odd one so far, but as always very engaging.

Currently reading: Salem’s Lot by Stephen King 📚

Finished reading: Family Upstairs: A Novel by Lisa Jewell 📚

Currently reading: Family Upstairs: A Novel by Lisa Jewell 📚

Currently reading: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey 📚

Finished reading: Visitor by Lee Child 📚

I’m loving all of these book 📚 posts across m.b at the moment. I’m getting some ideas for new books to add to my own (growing) backlog!

Currently reading: Visitor by Lee Child 📚

Have any if you read the Expanse books, and seen the TV show? I’ve read and seen neither but wondering of the books are a lot better or if watching the show is good enough / close enough? 📚

Currently reading: Backwards by Rob Grant 📚

I’ve really another listen through to the first two Red Dwarf books on Apple Music. I want to read books 3 and 4 again also, but they seem to be impossible to find! 📚

Finished reading: Better than Life by Grant Naylor 📚

Currently reading: The Alchemist’s Secret by Scott Mariani 📚

Finished reading: Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline 📚

Right, it’s time to push through the pain tonight and finish Ready Player Two … 📚

Weird Reading Habits 📚

As I’m sitting here forcing myself to finish Ready Player Two, I’m already thinking of what to read next to clear my palette of this book. I don’t like to be negative about people’s work, and I can appreciate how much of a challenge it must be to write a follow up to such an original and popular book, but I am keen to get onto the next story.

I use Apple Books for most of my reading at the moment, and I like the feature it has to add books to your Want to read section. I’ve got quite an interesting mix of genres to read next including Recursion by Blake Crouch and I’m considering starting the Stormlight Archive. As I’ve been browsing through these books, however, my mind keeps wandering back to the best book series I’ve ever read, namely Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower series and I lamented about how I wish I could read this again for the first time. It then struck me that I’d never read a book more than once.

I’m still slowly working my way through Ready Player Two. I’m about 70% of the way through but it’s been a hell of a slog. It reads a bit like (slightly poor) fan fiction of the original. I’m looking forward to trying something new I’ll say that. 📚

Want to read: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 📚

Currently reading: The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin 📚

I’ve read literally zero books so far this year (unless you count 4-5 Roald Dahl books to my daughter at bed time) so I’m trying to make a concerted effort to replace my ‘social’ time (which I generally use to just waste a few minutes) with opening Apple Books instead. Hopefully small snippets throughout the day will help me get back on track with reading. Evenings are spent playing far too many games at the moment.

Finished reading: A Time To Kill by John Grisham 📚

Currently reading: A Time To Kill by John Grisham 📚

Currently reading: The Institute by Stephen King 📚

Finished reading: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King 📚