Author: Stephen King
This is my 61st read for the year
This is the story of Paul Sheldon. A famous writer who takes a drive one day, crashes, and ends up in a nightmare scenario he never would have imagined. He wakes up in the home of Annie Wilkes with his legs shattered. She has been nursing him back to health instead of taking him to a hospital or calling the police. Paul quickly learns that Annie is a big fan of his books, and is upset on a direction he has taken his latest series. Before she will release Paul, she needs him to make it right. If Paul doesn't agree, things could get ugly, and he may never leave Annie's house.
This was a pretty good book. I have seen the movie, but can't believe I have never read the book since I read most of King's things. Mat bought me the Folio Society version for my birthday, so I figured it was time to read it. There are a lot of cringe worthy moments where I felt myself clutching the book tightly. Even though I knew how it ended, as you read, you are still drawn into the character and how desparate his plight is, and how impossible his situation seems to be. It isn't a long book, so the agony is not drug out unnecessarily. Overall, a sold read.
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