Misery - Stephen King


By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Horror
Score: 4.5
From 245 Ratings


The #1 New York Times bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage in a remote location by his “number one fan.” One of “Stephen King’s best…genuinely scary” (USA TODAY).

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.

“Terrifying” (San Francisco Chronicle), “dazzlingly well-written” (The Indianapolis Star), and “truly gripping” (Publishers Weekly), Misery is “classic Stephen King...full of twists and turns and mounting suspense” (The Boston Globe).


  • on the edge of my seat the whole time

    By Angry slushee
    When I was reading this I couldnt get enough of what was going on, at some parts i felt like the story was repeating itself but other than that i really enjoyed it!
  • love this book!

    By fictionfanatic
    this is one of my favorite of King's books. Super short but wow I couldn't stop reading, it felt like a you were living your worst nightmare. Definitely a real page turner!!
  • Classic

    By Float on 331
    Brilliant and depressing. Little of the humor from the movie. Plays out like a horrifically vivid fever dream.