Misery

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Penguin, Jun 3, 1988 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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.



  

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It grabbed me and would not let go, what a page turner! - LibraryThing
The graphic depiction made me wince. - LibraryThing
Though, the guy can certainly construct a plot as well. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

Easily one of King's finest books. I remember being completely engrossed. I think that I read it after I saw the movie, which was completely fine, because imagining Kathy Bates in this book made it all the more terrifying. Read full review

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User Review  - Hunter - Goodreads

I don't even remember the last time I enjoyed a book this much, without thinking the writing was bad or without thinking it was moving way too slowly. It's easy, fun, and definitely something i'll re ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 32
Copyright

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Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit,” and is the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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