Read: September 2017
Return to the gripping, suspenseful classic #1 New York Times bestseller by master storyteller Stephen King!
Bestselling novelist Paul Sheldon thinks he’s finally free of Misery Chastain. In a controversial career move, he’s just killed off the popular protagonist of his beloved romance series in favor of expanding his creative horizons. But such change doesn’t come without consequences. After a near-fatal car accident in rural Colorado leaves his body broken, Paul finds himself at the mercy of the terrifying rescuer who’s nursing him back to health—his self-proclaimed number one fan, Annie Wilkes. Annie is very upset over what Paul did to Misery, and demands that he find a way to bring her back by writing a new novel—his best yet, and one that’s all for her. After all, Paul has all the time in the world to do so as a prisoner in her isolated house…and Annie has some very persuasive and violent methods to get exactly what she wants….
This is now my second Stephen King novel and I am hooked! I can’t believe that I used to find his books boring and I’m so glad that I decided to give them another go. I adored this book. Annie Wilkes is such a great character and really drives this psychological thriller. I had just read You by Caroline Kepnes which features a character who can go from happy to insanely pissed off in a matter of seconds and that was Annie Wilkes as well. This book is such a page turner in that you never knew what was going to set her off and I just had to know what was going to happen to Paul!
This book is also a movie and I was happy that it was on the TV the week I was planning to finish reading. I knew Kathy Bates was the character of Annie and so I had her in my head the whole time I was reading, but always pictured Stephen King as the writer. It was fun to see how the movie writers pictured the book versus what I had in my head and I thought the book was definitely better. The movie was amazing and Kathy Bates was freaking awesome, but Stephen King just adds so much description and almost paints the story as a movie in your head as you read. I just love his writing!
So, this was my second Stephen King novel and I’m so excited to dive into another! You can say that he has a new fan now – thank goodness he has so many books to read!