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...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2018-10-09
    Damn, I can never get over that one scene!!! She's bat sh•t crazy! Happy Reading! 🎃👻Mel 🖤🐺🐾
  • 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...
  • 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😈ل...
  • 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 ...
  • Anne
    2018-10-10
    It took me longer than usual to get into this King book, which was largely down to the writing style. I felt it was different than his usual style (which is the one I adore so much). I had the same problem when reading The Shining. It was just lacking this "special something", and thus, I felt disconnected from the characters until about a halfway through. However, all the stuff that was happening up until this point still had an effect on me and...
  • Julie
    2018-02-28
    Two Sundays ago our family experienced a rather harrowing emergency situation. I'm thrilled to report that tragedy was averted; I'm less excited to share that my arm was broken in the process.A broken arm is a perfectly acceptable price to pay for a whole family, but it is also a painful pain in the ass. And, because I'm a classic overachiever, I broke my arm in the “most painful way possible,” and I have been relegated to bone broth, limited...
  • Johann (jobis89)
    2016-06-17
    "I am in trouble here. This woman is not right."Paul Sheldon, the best-selling writer of the Misery novels, finds himself rescued from a car accident by his number one fan, Annie Wilkes. As the former nurse takes care of him in her home, she finds out he killed off Misery in his latest novel and decides to keep Paul as her prisoner as he writes Misery back to life.I read a number of Stephen King books pre-bookstagram and pre-goodreads, therefore ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    2019-03-12
    me, a week ago: I dunno man I've tried a few King books and collections and maybe they're just not meant for mealso me, a week ago: I'm gonna give Misery a try but I'm not expecting too much tbhme, now: WHAT IN THE NAME OF ALL THE OLD GODS DID I JUST READ, WOW Full review coming soon! Thank you so much to the eternally beloved Ellyn for buddy reading this with me and motivating me to finally give it a try! 💗💗💗
  • ALet
    2019-03-16
    ★★★ /5Stephen King is an author whose books I always enjoy and Misery was not an exception. I really liked the first part of the book, I founded it very compelling and fascinating, others were a little bit disappointing but I still enjoyed reading them. In addition, it was very psychologically heavy book so it took me a long time to read, but on the other hand writing style really fitted the story.It was good book, but not my favorite.
  • AMEERA
    2017-04-02
    i can tell this my favourite book of Stephen king so far
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Paula
    2019-04-12
    After a car accident, bestselling novelist Paul Sheldon wakes up to find himself in the isolated house of Annie Wilkes, his "number one fan". Paul finds out that Annie has been taking care of him. Soon enough, he also discovers that Annie is totally insane. A roller-coaster ride of a story with two completely unforgettable characters that really came to life for me. I really enjoyed being inside Paul's head and knowing his thoughts as he comes to...
  • 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...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    2018-03-23
    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge #13: A Book that is Also a Stage Play or a MusicalThis was super great! It was suspenseful, and the characters were very vivid. The whole thing was bogged down a tiny bit by the book-within-a-book bits (I'm not as big of a fan of Paul's writing as Annie is lol) and it was less gory than I was expecting, but other than that it was fantastic! Definitely one of my favorite Stephen King books that I've read ...
  • Kayla Dawn
    2018-10-11
    It took me AGES (4 1/2 fucking months smh) to read this and I have absolutely no idea why. I enjoyed it a lot. I thought I would like it even more than I did though.I had a few problems with King's writing style in this particular book (especially in the beginning) even though I'm normally a really big fan of it. And I was bored to death every time there were actual parts of "Misery" (the book that's being written by the author in this) to read. ...
  • Trudi
    2008-08-12
    (2018 re-read)(2012 review) 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • emma
    2018-02-22
    a list of things this book was:- disgusting- disturbing- a quick read, surprisingly- really fond of using sexual assault as a metaphor (cool cool cool)- harmfully stereotypical in terms of race (the Africa references/setting)- harmfully stereotypical in terms of gender (so much man-goes-to-work woman-stays-home)- honestly just pretty hateful toward women??- all for using the n word without blinking, apparentlya list of things this book was not:- ...
  • Ashley Daviau
    2018-12-08
    This is my first time reading Misery and all I can think about is how I’ve been depriving myself of this masterpiece for years and I’m filled with regret about it. I could have feasted my eyes on the glory that is this book years and years ago! It has officially clawed its way into my top five King stories, it truly is phenomenal! I think Annie has to be one of my favourite King characters I’ve met yet, that is one crazy bitch! And that’s...
  • 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!
  • Repellent Boy
    2018-09-14
    Llevo años sabiendo de sobra que esto iba a pasar. Sabía que cuando leyera Misery iba a gustarme tanto que iba a empatar con It en el primero puesto de libros favoritos de Stephen King. Y es que es BRUTAL. La novela nos narrá la historia de Paul Sheldon. Un famoso escritor conocido por la exitosa saga de Misery. Este buen hombre se encuentra retirado acabando la que será su nueva obra, y de regreso a casa en coche tendrá un terrible accident...
  • Apoorva
    2018-12-24
    Misery starts off with the best-selling author Paul Sheldon getting into a car accident that wrecks his legs and he’s rescued by Annie Wilkes, a nurse who brings him to her house to ‘take care’ of him.Annie Wilkes claims she’s the biggest fan of Paul Sheldon who is widely famous for writing sloppy historical romance novel series featuring ‘Misery’ as the protagonist. Annie is obsessed with Misery. He was Paul Sheldon, who wrote novels...
  • Vanessa 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...
  • Dannii Elle
    2017-09-27
    This is King at his best. He takes a totally innocuous subject - an ardent fan, a typewriter, a bedroom door, anything at all - and infuses it with horrifying elements ordinarily reserved for more supernatural spectres. The reader is then thrust down a rabbit hole full of ill-ease, second-guessing, and the knowledge they will never be able to trust anything again when they return to the real-world, at the novel's close, breathless and with an ent...