Thursday, October 20, 2016
Misery by Stephen King
As a nod to spine tingling reads for October, today's Throwback Thursday is Misery by Stephen King. I found a nice hardback copy of Misery along with several other Stephen King books in a thrift store earlier this year. I haven't read it, but I have seen and enjoyed the movie. King is one of those authors that I keep saying that I am going to read, but haven't gotten around to. Maybe I'll get to Misery soon since I already know that I can handle it. I don't usually see a movie and then read the book, but it's been a long time since I saw the movie and I'm sure that the book has more details so hopefully it'll still be an enjoyable read for me.
(My copy is an old school edition that was printed in 1987.)
Paul Sheldon is a bestselling novelist who has finally met his number one 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 furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.
Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life—just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an axe. And if they don’t work, she can get really nasty.