Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Horror & Ghost Stories
Paperback Published on: 31/05/2007
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Action-packed scarethon!
This book was difficult to read, but only because I had my hands over my eyes for a good portion of it. King is very adept at writing a pacy, scary tale an... READ MORE
Lucy at Hull
Classic King doing what he does best.
A writer has an accident and is rescued by his biggest fan who demands he write a story for her. This is one of King's best novels, in which he creates one... READ MORE
Lucy OConnor Walton on Thames


One of the true classics of psychological suspense, about a writer and his No. 1 fan, now with a stunning new cover look. Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now he's writing to stay alive. Misery Chastain is dead. Paul Sheldon has just killed her - with relief, with joy. Misery made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of bestsellers. And now he wants to get on to some real writing. That's when the car accident happens, and he wakes up splinted and in pain, in the remote mountain home of his rescuer, Annie Wilkes. The good news is that Annie was a nurse and has pain-killing drugs. The bad news is that she has long been Paul's Number One Fan. And when she finds out what Paul has done to Misery, she doesn't like it. She doesn't like it at all . . .

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444720716
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 270g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm

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A good one
A fantastic book with some very iconic moments. Paul Sheldon was a very interesting and, at times, funny character. Belongs in King's top ten novels to dat... READ MORE
Misery is about Paul Sheldon- a famous author - who gets pulled out of a car wreck by his number one fan, Annie Wilkes. However, she holds him hostage in h... READ MORE
Laura Devitt
Janet Anne Mitchell
King Must Read
This book is probably one of, if not the most underrated King books i have read so far. King describes Annie's heinous assaults and actions on Paul so expl... READ MORE
Roxanna Zoughi
Janet Anne Mitchell
Absolutely fantastic book
I've been a fan of Stephen King for a while now and read about fifteen or so of his works but in my opinion this is definitely the best and scariest. Miser... READ MORE
Claudia Bredemeyer
Perhaps King's best work!
William Talbot
Nurse Ratchet has nothing on Annie Wilkes
If you're looking for a weekend read, that will cause suspense, anxiety and make your spine chill look no further than Misery. Never have I read a book tha... READ MORE
Thomas Alderson
Another fantastic read by Stephen King, thoroughly enjoyed this one yet again! A mind blowing story about being imprisoned by a psychotic fan. Excellent
Megan Wintrip
On edge the entire time
I felt many emotions reading this book because of how on edge I felt the majority of the time reading it. The detail Stephen King goes into on Paul Sheldon... READ MORE
Chloe Bridges