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Miseryby Stephen King
Synopses & 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.
"Terrifying...In addition to being able to scare the reader breathless, King says a tremendous amount about writing itself. We delight in his virtuosity." Washington Post
"King's best...genuinely scary." USA Today
"Classic King...full of twists and turns and mounting suspense." Boston Globe
A writer is held hostage by his number-one fan in the novel that "demandÝs¨ that we take King seriously as a writer with a deeply felt understanding of human psychology" ("Publishers Weekly"). His deeply felt understanding of what terrifies us doesn't hurt either.
After an automobile accident, novelist Paul Sheldon meets his biggest fan. Annie Wilkes is his nurse-and captor. Now, she 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...
Can a best-selling author escape from a psychotic nurse who wants him to respect her favorite literary character?
About the Author
Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.
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