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by Stephen King | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by grubsneerg of Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA on 6/19/2008
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by grubsneerg from Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, June 19, 2008

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Bought at Goodwill to read and release in the wild. 

Journal Entry 2 by grubsneerg at Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, March 02, 2015

8 out of 10

Read in the miserably cold and snowy month of February 2015. I have seen the "Misery" movie, starring James Caan and Kathy Bates, more than once, so I thought I knew what was in store for me. As with almost all book-to-movie adaptations, some things were left out, some things were combined, for better or for worse.

What struck me most about the book was that it was kind of prophetic, in an autobiographical Dead Zone-ish kind of way. Written in 1987, "Misery" is about a writer who is in a bad car accident, experiencing excruciating pain and a horrifying recovery. In 1999, Stephen King was walking along the side of the road near his home in Maine when he was hit from behind by a van. His injuries and rehabilitation eerily mirrored those of Paul Sheldon, well, except for the crazy nurse/kidnapper part.

"Misery" does stand the test of time, even though it is peppered with pop culture references, some of which I didn't get (and I *lived* through the 1980s), making me wonder if future readers will understand, but that's what Wikipedia and Google are for. 

Journal Entry 3 by grubsneerg at Little Free Library #1670, Twin Lakes Expansion in Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Released 3 yrs ago (5/20/2015 UTC) at Little Free Library #1670, Twin Lakes Expansion in Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA


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