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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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 1988, c1987
ISBN: 9781101137925
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 18 cm


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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.

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.

Jan 27, 2017

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

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.

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.


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.

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".

Apr 28, 2012

This book is a hell of a lot better than the movie was.

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