Writing and Addiction Misery is a book about addiction, in both a textual and metatextual sense.
Plot[ edit ] Paul Sheldon, the author of the best-selling series of Victorian era romance novels featuring the character Misery Chastain, has finished the series' final installment, in which Misery is killed off out of Paul's boredom of her. Paul later finds a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about Annie's past.
Paul finishes the book and tells Annie.
It could also be considered, per the subject of this discussion, a figurative statement about the nature of addiction: being addicted is torturous, but getting clean is harder, potentially even deadly.
She agrees to get him the paper but in a fury, she pounds his shattered left knee with her fist, causing Paul tremendous pain. Sure, this is a book about a man who suffered a terrible accident and then found himself brutalized at the hands of a psychopath so it makes perfect sense that Uncle Stevie would want us to ache along with Paul.
She brings him his Novril capsules and forces him to wash them down with the water in the bucket she'd used to rinse the wall with. You gotta think that later on King worried that he had some version of Annie out there just waiting to chain him to typewriter to finish DT.