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King, Stephen, 1947- Book - 1987 Fiction / King, Stephen, Adult Book / Fiction / Horror / King, Stephen 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Call Number: Fiction / King, Stephen, Adult Book / Fiction / Horror / King, Stephen
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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.


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Awesome submitted by TLW1998 on July 26, 2019, 9:39pm This one is almost based on King’s real life.

The main character is one of his best mentally disturbed characters ever.

Great, but gory. submitted by Gloriawhitebellm on September 5, 2019, 6:33pm As a 13-year-old, I did not expect this amount of gore in this book, but it is Stephen King. I got this requested to me by one of my older friends and although it is quite gruesome at times this is definitely now one of my favorite books. Definitely a read.

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New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1987.
Year Published: 1987
Description: 310 p. ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

Lexile: 860


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