“Gerald’s Car” is a short story I read on November 20, 2011. I rate it 3 stars, once I enjoyed more “Road Kill”, but also because it reminds me of other stories I heard before and that was why it didn’t caught my attention that much.
Annie leaves Gerald and his world seems to crumble down, until he finds a Chevrolet that makes him forget about everything. Gerald isolates himself and his life begins to revolve around the car and what he can do with it. Let’s just say that the vehicle doesn’t bring up the best in him, but in the end he will have to pay for that. Do you remember the urban myths in which a driver looks into the mirror to check the back seat and sees something that wasn’t supposed to be there? Well, Gerald will recall this myth and live it.
I particularlly liked the finale, when the Chevrolet returns to the garage and is greeted by the owner.
(reviewed 90 days after purchase)