Misery Chastain was dead. Paul Sheldon had just killed her - with relief, with joy. Misery had made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of bestsellers. And now he wanted to get on to some real writing.
That´s when the car accident happened, and he woke up in pain in a strange bed. But it wasn´t the hospital. Annie Wilkes had pulled him from the wreck, brought him to her remote mountain home, splinted and set his mangled legs.
The good news was that Annie was a nurse and has pain-killing drugs. The bad news was that she was Paul´s Number One Fan. And when she found out what Paul had done to Misery, she didn´t like it. She didn´t like it at all. And now he had to bring Misery back to life. Or else . . .
Stephen King has been described by the Guardian as ´one of the greatest storytellers of our time´, by the Mirror as a ´genius´ and by The Sunday Times as ´one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel.´ In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA.