Misery

Front Cover
Penguin, Jun 3, 1988 - Fiction - 352 pages
193 Reviews
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.



  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
99
4 stars
68
3 stars
18
2 stars
6
1 star
2

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

Review: Misery

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

There are lots of guys out there who write a better prose line than I do and who have a better understanding of what people are really like and what humanity is supposed to mean - hell, I know that ... Read full review

Review: Misery

User Review  - Hermy - Goodreads

This was hard to read but at the same time, hard to put down. Really really disturbing in the most awesome way. Misery is, hands down, one of the most frightening novels I've ever read. Not that I've read a lot but this definitely tops my list. Read full review

All 10 reviews »

Selected pages

Contents

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

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1988)

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.

Bibliographic information