Front Cover
Signet Book, 1988 - Fiction - 338 pages
271 Reviews
Paul Sheldon. Heís 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 Paulís nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.

Now Annie wants Paul to write his greatest work--just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an ax. And if they donít work, she can get really nasty.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

It grabbed me and would not let go, what a page turner! - LibraryThing
The graphic depiction made me wince. - LibraryThing
Though, the guy can certainly construct a plot as well. - LibraryThing
User Review - Flag as inappropriate

so freakin' awesome

Review: Misery

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

There were a few aspects of this book I didn't like otherwise it would have been 5 stars. But all in all I did not want to put it down. I was captivated from start to finish. I loved that the psycho ... Read full review

All 7 reviews »



113 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1988)

Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story ďThe Man in the Black Suit,Ē and is the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

His Dark Tower books include: The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, The Wind Through the Keyhole, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower.

Bibliographic information