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Misery - Stephen King
Misery
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Thrown from the wreckage of his '74 Camaro, Paul Sheldon, author of a bestselling series of historical romances, wakes up one day in a secluded Colorado farmhouse owned by Annie Wilkes, a psychotic ex-nurse who claims she is his number one fan. Immobilized from the pain of two shattered legs and... show more
Thrown from the wreckage of his '74 Camaro, Paul Sheldon, author of a bestselling series of historical romances, wakes up one day in a secluded Colorado farmhouse owned by Annie Wilkes, a psychotic ex-nurse who claims she is his number one fan. Immobilized from the pain of two shattered legs and a crushed knee, Sheldon is at Annie's mercy. Unfortunately for Sheldon, Annie is mad; mad that he killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain, in his latest book; mad that he wants to escape; and of course, mad in the most extreme clinical sense of the word. To set the world straight, Annie buys Sheldon a typewriter and some paper, drugs him, locks him in a room, and forces him to bring Misery back to life in a novel dedicated to her. Fear of physical torture is Sheldon's greatest motivation. One wrong sentence and she is likely to smash his legs with a sledgehammer, cut his thumbs off with a hacksaw, or much, much worse. But writers have weapons too. . . .
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781101138120 (1101138122)
Publisher: Signet Book
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.0 Misery / Stephen King
Paul Sheldon is a bestselling novelist who has finally met his number one 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 furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in ...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
5.0 MISERY Review
What could I possibly add to what has already been said about this astounding novel in the last thirty years? It is a bonafide King classic, an excellent entry in the man's oeuvre by virtually any standard of judgement. Kick-ass villain? Check. Tightly-wound plotting? Check. Believable situation? Ch...
NiWa
NiWa rated it
4.0 Stephen Kings "Misery"
Sie hat einen Lieblingsautor. Sie ist sein Fan Nummer 1. Und sie hält ihn gefangen bis er ihr Buch geschrieben hat.Der erfolgreiche Bestseller-Autor Paul Sheldon findet sich in einem Albtraum wieder. Schwer verletzt erwacht er in Annies Fängen, die sich selbst als seinen Fan Nummer 1 bezeichnet. Abe...
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4.5 Misery
I call myself a Stephen King fan (not his number one fan), but I had somehow never read Misery. Oops. I have seen the movie several times, though, if that counts. I found a copy of the book at a used bookstore and started reading it immediately. It did not disappoint. Most of you know this story, ...
Book Thoughts
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4.0 Review of Misery by Stephen King
Stephen King is one of my favorite authors and I enjoyed this book. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had not seen the movie a handful of times before reading the book. While the novel was certainly different - and got inside the heads of the character in a way that no movie very could - I...
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