|Plot Summary of Misery|
An author by the name of Paul Sheldon ends up having a terrible car accident on the highway. He awakes to find himself in a bed that is not his own, nor a hospital bed. Instead, an ex-nurse named Annie Wilkes is standing over him, telling him she is his number one fan.
But he later finds out it isn't fortunate to have been found by her. Enraged that Paul killed his main character in his series "Misery", she insists that he write a book, just for her, of the character coming back alive.
But while struggling to write the book, he finds out more about Annie and why she is no longer a nurse as she physically keeps him from leaving the house in a torturing way.
This synopsis report prepared by Mariann Lilly
Probably one of the greatest thrillers ever written, "Misery" captures the reader from the very beginning. I'm sure everyone has seen the movie, but the book brings you so much more. You get to read the book that Annie is forcing Paul to write, "Misery's Return" throughout. The book within a book concept is brilliant! Up until the explosive ending, you find yourself cheering for Paul and fearing Annie. If you haven't read this one yet, you need to.
This synopsis report prepared by Anthony
|Chapter Analysis of Misery|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 50%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- crazed boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to torture
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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