By Stephen King
September 21 through October 20.
Romance novelist Paul Sheldon spends each winter writing another novel featuring his popular heroine Misery Chastain. After losing control of his car, he regains consciousness in a dilapidated farmhouse, cut off from the outside world by a blizzard. Annie, the occupant, is his number one fan and she insists she will nurse him. His legs are crushed and he is virtually a prisoner dependant on her for pain relief. She discovers that his new book is not about Misery and she forces him to write another. Thus begins Paul’s descent into a living hell of pain and degradation. Like Scheherazade, he must write a new chapter every day to stay alive.