Sunday, February 5, 2017

Book Review: Misery by Stephen King-Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

Hello dear Readers,

Below my book review of Misery by Stephen King.

Misery by Stephen King was the Novels at Night IG Book Club pick for January. 

I saw the movie based on this book, it was a long time ago. I plan on watching it again now that I read the book.

Title: Misery: A Novel 
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Scribner; Reissue edition
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
Language: English
Paperback: 368 pages
Meet the Author: Stephen King
Buy Me: Amazon 

Book Description
The #1 national bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his “number one fan” and suffering a frightening case of writer’s block—that could prove fatal. 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).

My Thoughts

This is the second book I read by this Author (my first one was The Shining, a long time ago) and like that one, Misery did not disappoint.

It is amazing how great of a storyteller Stephen King is. No matter how creepy and scary his books are, you cannot help but keep reading them. I give that to everything, unique characters, the way he tells the story, all these suspense elements that makes you want to know what will happen next. In this particular book, personally I think the main idea, it may not seen that great, Bestselling Author Paul Sheldon is kidnapped by his biggest fan, in reality that does not happen that easy or does not happen at all but Stephen King manages to take that seemingly simple idea and writes an amazing book. Each character brings something special to the table and like in other books I love how the dialogue plays a huge part in the development not only character development but the story in general. Have to admit near to the middle in the story it got a little bit slow for me but then passed that it got better until the end. I enjoyed the book a lot and was satisfied with the ending.

I will definitely be reading more Stephen King in the future.


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