Book Reviews of Misery, Spanish Edition

Misery, Spanish Edition
Misery Spanish Edition
Author: Stephen King
ISBN-13: 9780743233590
ISBN-10: 074323359X
Publication Date: 4/9/2002
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Fireside
Book Type: Paperback
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In Misery (1987), as in The Shining (1977), a writer is trapped in an evil house during a Colorado winter. Each novel bristles with claustrophobia, stinging insects, and the threat of a lethal explosion. Each is about a writer faced with the dominating monster of his unpredictable muse.
Paul Sheldon, the hero of Misery, sees himself as a caged parrot who must return to Africa in order to be free. Thus, in the novel within a novel, the romance novel that his mad captor-nurse, Annie Wilkes, forces him to write, he goes to Africa--a mysterious continent that evokes for him the frightening, implacable solidity of a woman's (Annie's) body. The manuscript fragments he produces tell of a great Bee Goddess, an African queen reminiscent of H. Rider Haggard's She.

He hates her, he fears her, he wants to kill her; but all the same he needs her power. Annie Wilkes literally breathes life into him.

Misery touches on several large themes: the state of possession by an evil being, the idea that art is an act in which the artist willingly becomes captive, the tortured condition of being a writer, and the fears attendant to becoming a "brand-name" bestselling author with legions of zealous fans. And yet it's a tight, highly resonant echo chamber of a book--one of King's shortest, and best novels ever.
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Story of a woman who is obsessed with a famous writer who gets stranded near her home.She takes him in and terrorizes him..Very good book.
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Haven't read but it got great reviews.