Misery

Misery - Stephen King

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you were a writer of a best-selling novel or best-selling series of novels and you were suddenly ready to let go of your previous works and try something new, something different, and something fresh, something you haven't tried before, what do you think would be the worst possible thing that could happen to you? Would that be Writer's block, or would that be Publishing Agency not being supportive of your writing anymore, or could it be a deranged fan of one of the fictional characters you yourself have created? I'd say that would be a deranged fan, for you can beat Writer's block anytime, you can find new Publishing Agency anytime you want to if they release you of your contract, but you can't beat a deranged fan and rationalize with a deranged fan. And the lead protagonist of this novel is unfortunately stuck in a deranged fan's house, after he suffers an injury and an accident. So he's all on his own with his biggest fan, and thus forced to at least try to rationalize with her, her name being Annie. I guess he's in quite a predicament. And his only way out of the mess he has found himself in is ironically his own work and his own writing, for to free himself of Annie's shackles, he's got to end his work in a proper manner or in a way only his biggest fan would have liked. Whether he succeeds or whether he fails, you're just going to have to see for yourself, but this is one of Stephen King's finest works, so expect a few immensely big surprises and tension along the way.