In Part 2 of my thoughts about the role of isolation and confinement, I take a slightly deeper dive into a few of King’s works that center on isolation and confinement: Gerald’s Game, Misery, and The Long Walk.
These three works, perhaps more than anything else in the King canon, use isolation — mostly physical, but really psychological and spiritual — as the mechanism of character development and to drive the action.
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Works that I mentioned or at least thought about in the two parts of this series:
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Eyes of the Dragon
Under the Dome
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Autopsy Room Four
In the Deathroom
Lunch at the Gotham Café
That feeling, you can only say what it is in French
Children of the Corn
The Woman in the Room
Just After Sunset:
A Very Tight Place
Nighmares & Dreamscapes:
You know they got a hell of a band
Sorry Right Number
The House on Maple Street