Misery by Stephen King

Misery

Alternate cover edition here.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.


Details Misery

TitleMisery
ISBN9780450417399
Author
Release DateNov 1st, 1988
PublisherNew English Library
LanguageEnglish
GenreHorror, Fiction, Thriller
Rating

Reviews Misery

  • Kate
    2007-11-05
    'Misery' is a gruesome story of torture with blood, guts, and a psychopath. It's a well told tale, the characters are well developed and the fact that there are only two of them never gets boring. It's a real page turner, in fact I finished it tonight after getting off the subway on the platform before I walked home. But, this book is more than just a thriller, just like King is more than just a pulp writer.I read an article by the ever optimisti...
  • Kemper
    2007-09-22
    Honestly, who among us hasn’t gotten frustrated with their favorite writer and felt like holding them prisoner while forcing them to write the exact book that we want?Well, don’t do that because it would be wrong! What kind of twisted freaks are you people?!?Paul Sheldon is a best selling author who just ended his popular series of romance/adventure novels by killing off the lead character, Misery Chastain. After finishing a new novel at a Co...
  • Dan Schwent
    2016-05-16
    To celebrate completing a novel, writer Paul Sheldon goes on a champagne-fueled drive in the Rocky mountains. He winds up in a near fatal car crash, but never fear. He's rescued by Annie Wilkes, his #1 fan...I watched the film version of Misery in those antediluvian days before Goodreads, hell, before the Internet, and decided to finally read the novel when it showed up on my BookGorilla email one day. It was $2.99 very well spent.Misery is a tal...
  • Stepheny
    2011-12-01
    My whole life people have had a hard time handling my obsessive passionate personality. I don’t ever just like things- I’m either completely enamored with it or not all that interested. It’s just how I was made. My obsession with Harry Potter is seen as “excessive” and I’m constantly made fun of for my fondness of it. I get asked “aren’t you a little old for that” almost regularly and I have given up trying to respond because I ...
  • Will M.
    2014-07-13
    *I just watched the movie and I can safely say that the book was 100x more enjoyable for me. I didn't like the changes that they did, but the cast was spot on. Couldn't ask for a better Paul and Annie. -------------After the two month hiatus from Stephen King, I promised myself that I'm not going to let the fact that he's my favorite author, affect my rating of whatever book of his I'm reading next. I think I've proven myself before by giving Wiz...
  • AMEERA
    2017-04-02
    4.75i can tell this my favourite book of Stephen king so far
  • Flor
    2017-10-16
    Horrorosamente GENIAL.!! 😱😱😱Directo a la lista de mis libros favoritos .!! Me ha encantado y a la vez me ha hecho sufrir de miedo, angustia y tensión desde el primer capítulo hasta el último.Tuve pesadillas dos noches seguidas...Estoy convencida de que los libros que generan tantos sentimientos en el lector merecen muchas estrellas.!!Me gustó mucho el guiño que hace el autor a “El resplandor”. Stephen describe tan bien a los dos...
  • Vitor Martins
    2016-10-11
    Devo começar dizendo que esse foi o primeiro livro da minha vida que me fez sentir MEDO REAL OFICIAL™Esse, sem dúvidas, é um livro intenso. Logo nas primeiras páginas eu já me senti completamente preso e desesperado para saber como a história iria se desenrolar. Quanto mais eu lia, mais eu me envolvia com os personagens e, mesmo quando eu fechava o livro, não conseguia parar de pensar na Annie. Por vários dias encarei o livro no meu cri...
  • Trudi
    2008-08-12
    I've been re-visiting some of my King All-star Team this year as audiobooks and am reminded yet again that Uncle Steve is The Man. No matter what asshats and embittered douchebags like "literary critic" Harold Bloom say, King is one of the greatest storytellers in any language of all time, full stop. Is everything he's written pure gold? Of course not. Given the sheer size of the man's canon, that's to be expected. But even when I think King has ...
  • Natalie Monroe
    2011-10-16
    Misery was my first ever Stephen King novel.There I was, an impressionable 14-year-old girl drunk on romances with none-fade-into-black sex scenes. Then my favorite English teacher recommended I read Misery. "Your life will never be the same," he said.He was right.Misery is about the kind of fan that loves their chosen celebrity a little too much. Like the man who shot John Lennon. Or stalkers that drive to Miley Cyrus's house with a bouquet of r...
  • Mario
    2014-12-04
    The reason authors almost always put a dedication on a book, Annie, is because their selfishness even horrifies themselves in the end.Goodbye sleep and hello Annie!I'm certain that my favorite book by King will always be Pet Sematary, but this book came pretty close to changing my mind. And just like I'm sure that Pet Sematary will always be my favorite, I'm also sure that Misery one will always remain my second favorite. I honestly don't know ho...
  • Ron
    2017-01-07
    Update 1/8/17:There’s crazy, and then there’s the Mommy, I’m scared crazy. Annie is that second one. She’s the one you don’t want to cross - in any way. Ticking time bombs are called ticking for a reason. At some point, they’re going to go off. But Annie’s like a wasp compared to the honeybee because she’s the bomb that can explode, and explode, and explode. Poor Paul Sheldon. He didn’t even get the chance to avoid the crazy tha...
  • Nayra.Hassan
    2017-09-24
    و لماذا لم نخطف د.تامر ابراهيم ليكمل لنا ثلاثية "الذي لم يمت"؟ فالاعوام تمر و تمرو لماذا لم نخطف د.احمد خالد توفيق لنعيد رفعت اسماعيل للحياة؟.. .فقد كان يؤنسنا حقا و لماذا لم يخطفوا ارثر كونان دويل ليعيد شرلوك هولمز للحياة؟ فهو من قتله لمزاجه الخاص😈ا...
  • Carol
    2013-06-09
    A super intense thriller where I could just envision Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes inflicting her horrors on Paul Sheldon; but as scary as the movie was, the book is much more terrifying! Poor Paul endures more than one (view spoiler)[pre-op procedure that was not included in the movie (hide spoiler)] that completely surprised me. One of the scariest and best Stephen King novels I've read thus far!
  • Vane J.
    2014-08-27
    You know those times in which you love a book, love it so so much you also start loving the author, and then you promise yourself you’re going to read more of his/her works until you finally declare yourself to be one of their fans? I do, and I bet Annie Wilkes did too.There’s a series of books I love with all my heart and soul – you already know which it is. Well, the thing is, not long ago I reread it, and I went… a little crazy over th...
  • Edward Lorn
    2013-04-26
    Misery was the second Stephen King book I ever read. This was very shortly after Dolores Claiborne. I came across Misery much the same way I did Dolores Claiborne - through my mother's subscription to the Stephen King Book Club. The big difference here was, my mother knew about me reading Misery. She had already read the novel (her buddy Andrita had loaned her the book when it first came out in 1987), and figured I was of an age (fourteen) where ...
  • Rola
    2011-03-01
    بخصوص التقييمأعطى للرواية الأصلية لستيفن كينج خمسة نجوموللمترجم أربعة نجومولدار النشر فيما يختص بالطباعة ثلاث نجوم فقطو سوف أفرد تفصيليا أسباب تقييمى هذا إن شاء الله-----------------تحديثأما عن ستيفن كينج فحدث و لا حرجروائى بارع هو و استطاع ان يحبس أنفا...
  • Srividya
    2016-02-17
    I am always on the lookout for books from different genres, written by different authors and usually manage to find some good ones from everyone’s shelf. With King, I simply loved the first two books, namely, The Shining and The Green Mile. However, this one was a drastically different experience. To say that I didn’t like it would be obvious but what’s more important is that I was alternately irritated and bored while reading the book. It ...
  • Leo*
    2017-10-12
    Wow! Imagine having a nasty car accident and being rescued by your number one FAAAN!A fan who happens to be a complete lunatic. This book is gripping. An accomplished author killing off his main character because he is stuck in a rut. Held prisoner by his number one fan. Many times he tries to escape and gets mutilated and hobbled. Coerced into writing his novel and not to dare finish the character off. Drugged and tied to a bed. What a book. Als...
  • Brandon
    2014-10-08
    Acclaimed novelist Paul Sheldon, badly injured in a car accident, is held captive by deranged super-fan Annie Wilkes. A former RN, she vows to aid him back to health until he’s well enough to make the trek to a hospital. However, it’s on one condition; he write a new novel featuring his signature character Misery Chastain - just for her.Outside of the legendary Randall Flagg, Annie Wilkes has to be the most terrifying villain King created. Me...
  • Mary JL
    2009-04-15
    You may have seen the movie or you at least know the story. So, you think, why read it? Well, first the book differs somewhat from the move and goes into more depth. Since there are only really two major characers, Anne Wilkes and Paul Sheldon, her captive writer, King can delve into their characters at length--and he does.I personally feel this is one of Stepehn King's strongest books. I particulary find it horrifying because it is a bit more po...
  • Kevin Cambronero
    2015-08-05
    Los depresivos se suicidan. Los psicóticos, mecidos en una cuna venenosa de su propio ego, quieren hacer el favor a todos lo que les rodean de llevárselos con ellos.Es sorprendente la habilidad con la que King creó toda una novela con una trama tan simple. En ningún momento se me hizo pesado o aburrido, la verdad es que me atrapó de principio a fin. La historia se va haciendo más interesante conforme avanza, pero desde que comienza es excel...
  • Lyn
    2017-05-27
    A group of two foursomes were stretching, swinging in practice, talking and otherwise getting ready for a morning round of golf. The first tee box was adjacent to the parking lot and a couple golfers were discussing that earlier in the week, a man had driven to the gold course, parked a few dozen yards from where we all now stood and had tragically ended his life with a gunshot. Several of us paused to reflect on this moment of grim calamity brou...
  • Alice Lee
    2008-07-09
    My first time ever picking up Stephen King, it was this book. And ever since then, my entire reading list was everything he's ever written, and I hailed Stephen King as my favorite author for years. Of course by now, having read most of his works, I wouldn't still say he's "the best writer ever". He's definitely produced some trash along with a few treasures. Misery is, without a question, one of the treasures.Before Misery I had no idea that it ...
  • Foad
    2013-11-16
    زنى تنها و روانى، به نام "آنی ویلکس"، كه طرفدار پر و پا قرص يك نويسنده س، یه روز اتفاقی به نویسندۀ محبوبش بر می خوره، گروگانش می گیره، توی خونه ش زندانی ش می کنه، به مواد مخدّر معتادش می کنه تا همیشه مجتاجش باشه، پاهاش رو با تبر قطع می کنه تا فرار نکنه، ...
  • Paul O'Neill
    2015-11-23
    What a fantastic book! So much better than the film, and the film is great. Of all the King books I've read, the writing in Misery stands out as the best. You can really tell that the author loved writing Paul and Annie. A must for King fans, I'd highly recommend to anyone. I loved this that much that I already want to read it again! Page count is low also so it's ideal if you want to tuck into something lighter.
  • Dannii Elle
    2017-09-27
    So. Freaking. Good. Review to follow.
  • Jadranka
    2014-09-09
    Kakav bi par iz pakla bili Džek Torens i Eni Vilks :DRoman pisan u najboljem maniru starog, dobrog Kinga.Odličan 5*!
  • Carmine
    2017-04-30
    Autori capricciosi e lettori bulimici "Ed è proprio qui, ladies and gentleman, da qualche parte nel caccolicchioso Colorado, che si consumerà il morboso dramma fra Paul Sheldon ad Annie Wilkes!Alla vostra destra abbiamo la codeina, per gli amici detta anche Novril, che scandirà la durata dell'intero match con la simpatica controindicazione della dipendenza da farmaco; alla vostra sinistra una macchina da scrivere - non chiedetemi il nome, perc...
  • Amar
    2015-09-20
    „Bez brige Paule , ja sam školovana medicinska sestra „ Yeah , right ...Jako bolan roman . Svaka stranica je bolna . Bolno je što pratimo Paula koji je i fizicki i psihicki mučen . Annie je neka mješavina finoće i ludila. . Najgroznije su Paulove scene u kojima sebe krivi što mu Annie nanosi bol . Jako dobar psiho roman , gdje pratimo kako polako počinju ludit ( oboje ) .Annie Wilkes je ja mislim najbolji i najrealniji ženski lik ( al...