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Misery (book)

145 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Stephen King.

In  Misery(1987), as inThe Shining (1977), a writer is trapped in an evil house during a Colorado winter. Each novel bristles with claustrophobia, stinging insects, and the threat of a lethal explosion. Each is about a writer faced with the dominating … see full wiki

Author: Stephen King
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Signet
22 reviews about Misery (book)
review by . August 29, 2009
There are many Stephen King books I enjoy, but very few of them actually scare me.  The fear bone, like the funny bone, is located in different places on different people.  I'm not too frightened by what seems overly supernatural.  Yet one of King's gifts is making things seem real.  He made us want to believe there were vampires in a town called 'Salem's Lot.  Or that the creepy corridors of the Overlook Hotel were really haunted.  We sort of feel as if King has …
Quick Tip by . July 16, 2010
Desperation and, well, misery, fill this book. In a good way, though. One of the few King novels that didn't seem to run out of steam in the latter half, Misery is a compelling and terrifying read.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Typical Stephen King book. Will scare the crap out of you.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Stephen King here takes an incredible idea for a book, and ruins the story with some terrible writing. He completely undercuts what could have been some of the best scenes by having the main character simply reminisce about them. I don't know what happened to Stephen King, but his usual solid narration and great characters are gone from this one.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
I love Stephen King, and this is one of his best. Well written, good storyline.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
This was my favorite Stephen King novel that I read. It was intense and gave me nightmares as a teen.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
Good if you like horror without too much of the gore.. more of a suspense
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
The book is even scarier than the move with Kathy Bates.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
good scare book..be afraid of fans
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Powerful and frightening, and a surprising look into how Stephen King views some of his fans.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
Not a huge fan but this was a decent book
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
love this book the book is ten times better than the movie
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Brilliant. King at his best!
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Stephen King is one of those authors that you either love or hate. I happen to enjoy his writings tremendously and find his prose easy to read while capturing the reader. You tend to both love and hate Annie, feeling for her isolation, insanity, and loving her at all the same time for her fierce passion for a character she wishes to be like. While I don't agree with her, I can understand the wanting to never give up a favourite character. A must read, definitely!
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
This is my favorite SK book, and the way that he uses psychology to terrify is great!
Quick Tip by . June 09, 2010
This is a disturbing but interesting read. I think it's one of Stephen King's best.
Quick Tip by . May 19, 2010
"I am your number one fan." Still used in pop culture today!
review by . January 01, 2010
Paul Sheldon is a best selling writer of cheesy romance novels.  The harlequinesce books revolve around a character named Misery.  Despite his personal hatred for the series, they have made Paul a very wealthy and successful writer.  One day after celebrating his completion of a final draft of his first non-Misery novel "Fast Cars" and the release of the last Misery novel (her character dies during childbirth) Paul, fueled by alcohol and stupidity decides to drive in a snow …
review by . May 14, 2009
This book is one of the scariest books I have read by King. Scary because it is something that could happen in real life. A famous writer (Paul) of women's romance novels is injured in a car accident and kidnapped by a crazed fan (Annie). Annie will let Paul go on the condition that he resurrerect a popular character (Misery) that he killed off in one of his novels. Sounds easy, except that Paul must make it totally convincing (not just a dream like Bobby Ewing) or he will suffer excrutiating consequences. …
review by . June 04, 2003
I read this book a few years ago, when I was in High School, and I still can't get it out of my mind. It is so much better than the movie. It literally gave me the chills!   I was freaking out while reading, I was constanly worried for our good guy, that he will get caught by Annie, while he was out trying ot escape out of her house. When he doesn't want to do what she says, she finds wuite horrible ways to make him listen.  Total page turner, and impossible to put down. For …
review by . October 10, 2002
This book is one of the scariest books I have read by King. Scary because it is something that could happen in real life. A famous writer (Paul) of women's romance novels is injured in a car accident and kidnapped by a crazed fan (Annie). Annie will let Paul go on the condition that he resurrerect a popular character (Misery) that he killed off in one of his novels.Sounds easy, except that Paul must make it totally convincing (not just a dream like Bobby Ewing) or he will suffer excrutiating consequences. …
review by . January 04, 2001
This has been one of my favorite reads by King, ever and even though the movie is out I would always recommend reading the book first.    When a famous writer has an accident and is found, there is no salvation at the other end, instead he is taken hostage into a house of a crazy nurse who wants him to write the way she likes to read, or else...Broken and hurt he is unable to move and has to plan his grand escape where she can't reach, in his head. Thrilling and chilling, very very good.
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