Misery

Misery

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Paul Sheldon. He’s a bestselling novelist who has finally met his biggest fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes and she is more than a rabid reader—she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.

Now Annie wants Paul to write his greatest work—just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an ax. And if they don’t work, she can get really nasty.

Random House, Inc.
Paul Sheldon. He’s a bestselling novelist who has finally met his biggest fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes and she is more than a rabid reader—she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.

Now Annie wants Paul to write his greatest work—just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an ax. And if they don’t work, she can get really nasty.




Baker & Taylor
Paul Sheldon, author of a series of historical romances, wakes up in a secluded farmhouse in Colorado with broken legs and Annie Wilkes, a disappointed and deranged fan, hovering over him with drugs, ax, and blowtorch and demanding he bring his fictional heroine back to life. Reissue.

Baker
& Taylor

Paul Sheldon, author of a series of historical romances, wakes up in a secluded farmhouse in Colorado with broken legs and Annie Wilkes, a disappointed fan, hovering over him with drugs, ax, and blowtorch and demanding he bring his heroine back to life

ISBN: 9780451169525
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Characteristics: p. ; cm

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lunabookworm55
Jun 25, 2019

Not a fan, people claim to say that he is the king of horror, the king of "shockers", but unfortunately to me all I see right now is a guy who's insecure, immature and incredibly self-important. I can just him now every time I was reading something that developed in this plot, that was boring but him would be genius developments, waving his hands as he says "Shocker!", while I stay unimpressed. For whatever reason he reveals that she's not only a kidnapper, but a psycho kidnapper. I never would have guessed that someone kidnapping another person would have a screw loose. Wow. Also she's revealed to be religious, amazing. He always writes fanatic Christians into his books and makes them villains. It's not a surprise. Also, for someone who is "above any silly notions such as God" (as he mentions in his book on writing), I wish he'd stop talking about God in a book that would largely benefit from excluding mention of God. Everytime the writer writes something he's "the God of his story". Give me a break King, I'd like to hear a story, not a fanfic of how important you think you are, and how crazy you think people may be about your books. The main character is bland but basic enough so that the audience can go "yeah, I'd be scared as well if I were kidnapped", it's so uninteresting. I have no reason to believe that this is a unique character written in earnest and not a self-insert for King. Also even the psycho is sooo boring. She likes the main character's books, and insists he writes a different ending otherwise she'll get sadistic. There's no surprises to be found in her character. Why do I even care about a main character that you didn't make relatable? I'm at a loss here, King.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 07, 2018

Misery is a novel by legendary writer Stephen King, it follows Paul Sheldon after an almost fatal accident where he unwillingly is trapped in a house with his biggest (psycho) fan. This novel is filled with many twists and turns that is excellent as per usual Stephen King creates a novel that is very interactive with the audience it quite literally draws you in. The novel starts off lighthearted and sweet but eventually turns rather twisted, at times I even found myself needing a break as the book was rather intense at some parts. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes horror/thriller and I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who is a fan a Stephen King as this is truly a well written gripping book that will keep you flipping pages until you reach the end, at the point that you reach the end I recommend you also watch the movie created after this book it is also rather stellar. Overall give this a try, you definitely wouldn't regret it. Rating: 5/5
- @TheCollector of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

arapahoekim Oct 23, 2018

Paul Sheldon is an author who meets his number one fan Annie when he gets in a terrible car accident. Annie rescues Paul and takes him to her home where his recovery turns into a nightmare. Annie discovers Paul is killing off her favorite character from his novel. This is where the book keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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loudem
Apr 12, 2018

King is the master's master. Nobody comes close to write like he does. He's the quinessence storyteller. Very impressive. He must never sleep.

PimaLib_KatherineB Dec 12, 2017

Great psychological thriller! I usually find King's novels too scary to read but this one was perfect.

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alicat1
Jan 27, 2017

This book is chilling! Annie, Paul's "number one fan", will keep you up at night!
Well done, King!

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mohan2015
Jan 25, 2016

This book is simply an addiction. I kinda wish there was a sequence to this story, "the Return of Annie Wilkes" haha, I watched the movie two times before I knew there was a book; I was cheating myself watching the movie version as the book gave a lot more, stuff I never saw in the movie. I will definitely be prioritizing reading the books before I see the movies.

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RedHot_2
Aug 21, 2015

This book is Stephen King's
best work. I love the story. A
a severely injured man meets
his #1 fan. She Seems Nice at
first. But he Soon finds out she
is psychotic and plans to keep
him in her home forever! It
gave me chills.

RedHot2

GOGETA1946 Apr 04, 2013

This undoubtedly King's best book. Just the right length, the characters are believable and King's depiction of the clearly insane Annie is not only realistic but down-right bone chilling.

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sunshineagain
Jul 20, 2012

Awesome book. King is completely amazing to take a book that has no scene changes and keep you enthralled from beginning to end. I have to say the most creative adverb I've ever read, near the end, "footlessly".

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