Paul Sheldon is a bestselling novelist who has finally met his biggest fan, Annie Wilkes. She is more than just a reader of his books. She is also Paul's nurse, tending to his shattered bones after an automobile accident he had in a blizzard. She is also his captor, keeping him as a prisoner in her isolated house. Now Annie wants Paul to write his greatest work, and all just for her. Paul Sheldon used to write to make a living, now he writes to stay alive.
I read this book from start to finish and I'm going to give it three skulls. Now, for those of you who aren't familiar with Stephen King, he is the master of writing horror novels. Many of his books have been turned into movies. I have seen some of his movies and none of them disappointed me. Now, going back to this book I thought this was a very good book. I must admit however, one thing about Stephen King's writing in this book is the fact that he uses very good proper grammar and he uses more complex words. I'm not complaining about that because it's excellent he can write like that where most of us cannot. However, some of the more complex words he uses in this book did cause me to become a little bit confused.
Now one thing I must say I did like about this book is just how incredible Stephen King made the gore. I actually threw the book away from me a few times because of how well-written the gore was. In one part of the story Annie Wilkes got a rat stuck in a rat-trap out of the basement and she began squeezing it to death and how Stephen King wrote that part in the book, I almost threw up because of how realistic it was.
Like most Stephen King books, Misery does come with a movie. I read the book before watching the movie and I must say that the book is much better than the movie. I feel that the book has much more gore than the movie and the book definitely has more detail than the movie. I would recommend reading the book first before you watch the movie. The movie was accurate to the book, but the movie left out some of the gory parts in the book I don't think you want to miss.
My favorite part in this book is the very ending when Paul Sheldon tries to kill Annie Wilkes to escape and get his freedom. This part of the book definitely gave me the most suspense and I really enjoyed it. I would tell you what happens, but you should probably just go and read the book. You won't be disappointed.
Overall I think this is a very good "must read" book that I feel people would enjoy reading. Personally I didn't get scared by it, but there were some parts where you may want to throw the book down.