03 August, 2017

REVIEW: MISERY by Stephen King

Title: Misery
Author: Stephen King
Series: -
Genres: Horror, Fiction
Publisher: New English Library
Release: 1988
Source: Paperback
Pages: 370

// Goodreads /

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.

EXPECTATIONS:  Going into this book I didn't know much about it, apart from what was written on the back. I got it from the library during my KingMania.

THE WORLD: The world is pretty much as we know it. The plot takes place during the winter, the character spend the majority of their time in a house really, so not something very interesting. Now the plot of the book, I loved. A woman who is obsessed with a fictional character? (Rings any bells?) Rescues a man from a blizzard just to find out that the man is the favorite writer? What can go wrong? EVEYTHING, the answer is everything!

CHARACTERS: We have three main characters: Paul, the writer, Annie, the psych’o nurse and the fictional book!  Paul is kind of tired of this book he’s been writing for so long and you can tell that from the novel. He wants to escape, to close this chapter and move on to something else. I disliked him in the beginning, but he gets better with time. Annie – is a full on psychopath. Really, this woman is so scary I was shaking. She is just living in this book, with the main character, Misery, that she does not accept any other reality. Now, I too like to really get into a book, but girl, this is too much! I also found the book itself to be a very important character because simply all the plot of this novel circles around this novel and the ending Paul has the difficulty to write.


GOOD: The idea and the plot were very interesting to me!

BAD: At times it did get very slow, too slow for my taste. I have to admit it was difficult to relate to any of the characters. Paul, being the victim, was still annoying, and Annie was just too scary to like.

OVERALL: I would still of course recommend this book to everyone!

What do you think about MISERY?



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