Misery by Stephen King

Misery

Stephen King

370 pages first pub 1987 (editions)

fiction horror mystery thriller dark tense medium-paced

Description

Paul Sheldon. He's a bestselling novelist who has finally met his biggest fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes and she is more than a rabid reader - she is Paul's nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also his captor,...

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Community Reviews Summary of 31,934 reviews

Moods

dark 97%
tense 92%
mysterious 31%
challenging 21%
emotional 20%
sad 12%
adventurous 6%
funny 4%
reflective 4%
hopeful 2%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 19%
slow 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 47% | A mix: 36% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 43% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 23% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 57% | It's complicated: 34% | Yes: 7% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 83% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 5% | Yes: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.14

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