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  • ★★★★-4.75

Review: Misery by Stephen King (Spoiler-Free)

4.75 stars

Okay so now that I've got my thoughts settled, and time to write a proper review, here it is!

For me, this book was the perfect combination of creepy, horrifying, and thought provoking. I really enjoyed the pacing of the story, and especially appreciated how "in the head" of the main character I felt throughout the entirety of the book.

The reason that I'm docking a star is because this book surrounds a fictional author and some excerpts of the fake author's "books" are chapters in this real book, and I found them to be a bit boring and found myself periodically skimming them.

Overall though, this book was definitely not disappointing as my first official Stephen King, and it was the perfect October read to get me out of my reading slump.

“Writers remember everything...especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he'll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar. Art consists of the persistence of memory.” - Stephen King (Misery)

Paul Sheldon, an American bestselling author wakes up in a mysterious room struggling to breathe, and with the discovery of his broken pelvis and pulverized legs. A single woman comes into the room and introduces herself as his lone caretaker after his accident. However, the most important thing she has to say is, "I am your biggest fan."

Song I was reminded of while reading: Take Me to Church

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