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New American Library, 1988 - Fiction - 338 pages
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Thrown from the wreckage of his '74 Camaro, Paul Sheldon, author of a bestselling series of historical romances, wakes up one day in a secluded Colorado farmhouse owned by Annie Wilkes, a psychotic ex-nurse who claims she is his number one fan. Immobilized from the pain of two shattered legs and a crushed knee, Sheldon is at Annie's mercy. Unfortunately for Sheldon, Annie is mad; mad that he killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain, in his latest book; mad that he wants to escape; and of course, mad in the most extreme clinical sense of the word....

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It grabbed me and would not let go, what a page turner! - LibraryThing
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Easily one of King's finest books. I remember being completely engrossed. I think that I read it after I saw the movie, which was completely fine, because imagining Kathy Bates in this book made it all the more terrifying. Read full review

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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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