Gerald's Game is actually one of my favorite of SK's books. I think it is deeply sociological and really attacks many of the stereotypical views thought to be held by women regarding men. Are men really thought of as shallow creatures who think women are just "a lifesupport system for a ****"? How does a molestation affect the mental and social interactions of a woman later in life? These and many more are really thought provoking questions that King raises through this book. Even the (vilian/monster/necrophiliac) is a major symbol and bears significant weight in the deeper understanding of the novel. That and he scares me ****less.