A Novel

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Baker & Taylor
Paul Sheldon, author of a series of historical romances, wakes up in a secluded farmhouse in Colorado with broken legs and Annie Wilkes, a disappointed fan, hovering over him with drugs, ax, and blowtorch and demanding he bring his heroine back to life.

Simon and Schuster
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....

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2017, c1987
ISBN: 9781501156748
Branch Call Number: FIC KIN
Characteristics: 422 p. ;,19 cm.


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Apr 12, 2018

King is the master's master. Nobody comes close to write like he does. He's the quinessence storyteller. Very impressive. He must never sleep.

PimaLib_KatherineB Dec 12, 2017

Great psychological thriller! I usually find King's novels too scary to read but this one was perfect.

Jan 27, 2017

This book is chilling! Annie, Paul's "number one fan", will keep you up at night!
Well done, King!

Jan 25, 2016

This book is simply an addiction. I kinda wish there was a sequence to this story, "the Return of Annie Wilkes" haha, I watched the movie two times before I knew there was a book; I was cheating myself watching the movie version as the book gave a lot more, stuff I never saw in the movie. I will definitely be prioritizing reading the books before I see the movies.

Aug 21, 2015

This book is Stephen King's
best work. I love the story. A
a severely injured man meets
his #1 fan. She Seems Nice at
first. But he Soon finds out she
is psychotic and plans to keep
him in her home forever! It
gave me chills.


GOGETA1946 Apr 04, 2013

This undoubtedly King's best book. Just the right length, the characters are believable and King's depiction of the clearly insane Annie is not only realistic but down-right bone chilling.

Jul 20, 2012

Awesome book. King is completely amazing to take a book that has no scene changes and keep you enthralled from beginning to end. I have to say the most creative adverb I've ever read, near the end, "footlessly".

Apr 28, 2012

This book is a hell of a lot better than the movie was.

Mar 01, 2011

Great book - quite a page turner, even though I had already seen the movie.

Sep 03, 2010

this book was great and very scary

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