CAUTION! There be spoilers ahead
“It’s 1868, and Bram, at 22 years old, has locked himself inside a desolate tower to face off against a vile and ungodly beast. Desperate to leave a record of what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles out the events that led him here — a childhood illness, a haunting nanny, stories once thought to be fables now proven true.”
In this country’s current political, social and conscious landscape, we are seeing uprisings and hearing voices louder than ever when it comes to injustices in the workplace, sexual harassment, abuse and inequality. Whether the hot button at hand is race, gender or political party, it’s been a very eye-opening last few years in America. And…
Why did a horror pioneer simply step away from the genre?
Flanagan has always professed that Gerald’s Game was a passion project of his- one he’d been envisioning in his head for over twenty years.
Sitting roughly thirty feet from a living legend is sure to make anyone a little mesmerized, but for me, this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that had my heart pounding almost out of my chest for the first ten minutes of the event.
Stephen King cemented his status in the literary world decades ago and he could have retired a few dozen times over if he really wanted to. But that’s what is so awesome- he doesn’t want to. Rarely do you see a prolific writer still churning out material and new novels at such a rate as they near their fifth decade in the industry. He writes for himself. He writes for his Constant Readers. He writes because that’s what he was born to do.