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Misery: A Novel por Stephen King
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Misery: A Novel (edição 2016)

por Stephen King (Autor)

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Paul Sheldon, author of a series of historical romances, wakes up in a secluded farmhouse in Colorado with broken legs and Annie Wilkes, a disappointed and deranged fan, hovering over him with drugs, ax, and blowtorch and demanding he bring his fictional heroine back to life.
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Título:Misery: A Novel
Autores:Stephen King (Autor)
Informação:Scribner (2016), Edition: Reissue, 368 pages
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despite the fact that it kind of exploits mentally ill people for horror effect it was still a very compelling book. not much substance but it was exciting. i can appreciate it as a metaphor for the pressures business puts on creative work, too. the writing was alright.

the bit where he saves the manuscript was dumb tho ( )
  jooniper | Sep 10, 2021 |
My God, what a ride.

As usual, it's been thirty years since I last read this novel, and, in the intervening years, somehow the James Caan/Kathy Bates movie subplanted the novel in my psyche.

To the point where I forgot just how excruciating this novel is. It's painful, and Annie is surely one of King's greatest creations, and Paul one of his most tragic.

But once again, here's a novel that anyone can point to when the "Stephen King is a hack" arguments come up. His handling of these two characters, their interplay, their growing relationship...all of it is simply masterful.

How do I know? Because there's two points, both toward the end of the novel, that could both have been the weakest plot points. One is Annie realizing--and flat out stating--that she should kill Paul, but she wants to read the end of that novel he's writing for her. The other is Paul passing up a sure escape when the "David and Goliath" troopers show up because he has his own vengeance in mind by then.

In the hands of the majority of writers--and I don't care how good they are--neither scene could have been pulled off believably. Hell, there was a point where I actually thought, no, this is the part where I say this is stupid, but I couldn't, because it wasn't. He had so cleanly brought these two into a symbiotic relationship of pain and need, that it was the only way the plot could go.

That, my friends, is the joy of watching a master at work.

And once again, and to my mind, even more blatantly this time, we also see a tortured writer both ruminating on the particularly strange magic and art that goes into writing something that is not just good, but wonderful. And I'm not talking the Paul Sheldon character here, I'm talking the subconscious Stephen King character hiding just below the surface of this story.

It's the story of a man who's excesses and substance abuse issues landed him in a messy situation, and he finds himself both hooked on the hard stuff now and, later on, hobbled so he can't escape it. Yet, he still needs to get that next book out, under increasingly horrific conditions. This is a fairly transparent cry out from a brilliant author with a King Kong-sized monkey on his back.

The interesting thing is, King has stated that his original ending to this novel was for Annie to feed him to her pig, Misery, but through the course of the writing, Sheldon proved to be tougher to kill and more wily than King anticipated. Instead, King creates a scenario where Sheldon manages to use his typewriter as the key to his release. I think, to a point, King might have later surprised himself as well with his willingness to survive, and I think, aside from his family, it just may have been his typewriter that kept him going.

Once again, I approached a book that I knew was good, only to come out the other side completely awestruck at how great it was.

I think my top five list of Stephen King books in now numbering about nine. ( )
  TobinElliott | Sep 3, 2021 |
Misery by Stephen King (1998)
  arosoff | Jul 11, 2021 |
I lost the book for almost a week about 3/4 of the way through it and it about killed me. I found it today and finally got to finish it. I'm so glad. It was awesome as always of Stephen King's stuff is. ( )
  JessBass87 | Jul 4, 2021 |
Date approximate ( )
  fmc712 | Feb 18, 2021 |
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When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

-- Friedrich Nietzsche
Writing does not cause misery, it is born of misery.

-- Montaigne
It's no good. I've been trying to sleep for the last half-hour, and I can't. Writing here is a sort of drug. It's the only thing I look forward to. This afternoon I read what I wrote. . . . And it seemed vivid. I know it seems vivid because my imagination fills in all the bits another person wouldn't understand. I mean, it's vanity. But it seems a sort of magic. . . . And I just can't live in this resent. I would go mad if I did.

-- John Fowles

The Collector
"You will be visited by a tall, dark stranger," the gipsy woman told Misery, and Misery, startled, realized two things at once: this was no gipsy, and the two of them were no longer alone in the tent. She could smell Gwendolyn Chastain's perfume in the moment before the madwoman's hands closed around her throat.

"In fact," the gipsy who was not a gipsy observed, "I think she is here now."

Misery tried to scream, but she could no longer even breathe.


-- Misery's Child
"It always look data way, Boss Ian," Hezekia said, "No matter how you look at her, she seem like she be lookin' at you. I doan know if it be true, but the Bourkas, dey say even when you get behin' her, the godess, she seem to be lookin' at you."

"But she is, after all, only a piece of stone, Ian remonstrated.

"Yes, Boss Ian," Hezekia agreed. "Dat what give her powah.

-- Misery's Return
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This is for Stephanie and Jim Leonard, who know why. Boy, do they.
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"I'm your number-one fan!"
Then he would look at the blank screen of his word processor for awhile. What fun. Paul Sheldon's fifteen-thousand-dollar paperweight.
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Paul Sheldon, author of a series of historical romances, wakes up in a secluded farmhouse in Colorado with broken legs and Annie Wilkes, a disappointed and deranged fan, hovering over him with drugs, ax, and blowtorch and demanding he bring his fictional heroine back to life.

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