I finished reading this today. I was trying to finish this by Halloween but was unsuccessful. Anyway, it was a really good book (especially if you like horror or are a Stephen King fan). You’ll keep turning the pages until you get to the end of the novel. So far, Carrie was my favorite but I’m having trouble deciding if I like this or Pet Sematary more.

My hubby recorded the movie one day last week when he saw I was reading this book. I may have to watch it one evening when I don’t have anything on tv. {Note: This book is definitely not for reading with your kids or for the faint of heart.}

Synopsis: Bestselling novelist Paul Sheldon has finally met his biggest fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is dismayed to discover Paul’s plans to kill off Misery Chastain, the heroine of his beloved series. Annie is more than a rabid reader — she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. She is also his captor, imprisoning him in her isolated house, where no one knows he is.

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 axe. And then there’s the blowtorch.

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel, a classic film starring Academy Award winner Kathy Bates, and recently adapted for the stage, starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf, Misery is one of the King’s most brilliant and formidably unnerving books ever.