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Old 17-07-2014, 07:00 PM   #23
lightgiver
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Lightbulb Misery


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Paul Sheldon, the author of a best-selling series of Victorian-era romance novels surrounding the heroine character Misery Chastain, has just finished the manuscript of his new crime novel, Fast Cars, while staying at the Hotel Boulderado; since 1974, he has completed the first draft of every one of his novels in the same hotel room. With his latest project finished, he has an alcohol-induced impulse to drive to Los Angeles rather than fly back home to New York City. However, a snowstorm hits while he is driving through the mountains. Sheldon drives off a cliff and crashes upside down into a snowbank..

Paul is rescued from the car wreck by Annie Wilkes, a former nurse who lives in nearby Sidewinder.. She takes him to her own home rather than a hospital, putting him in the guest bedroom. Using her nursing skills and stockpiled food and medical supplies, including an illicit stash of codeine-based painkillers, Annie slowly nurses Paul back to health. She proclaims herself as Paul's "number 1 fan," being an avid reader of the Misery Chastain series. However, when she reads the manuscript for Fast Cars, Annie argues with Paul on its violent content and profanity, causing her to spill his soup.. Saying that the accident was "his" fault, she punishes him by withholding his medication, then forcing him to wash it down with soap water. Paul, who has done extensive research into mental disorders, suspects that Annie is dangerously disturbed..Misery is a commune in the Somme department..Picardy is
one of the 27 regions of France...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misery,_Somme
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=273But soft; what light through yonder window breaks?. It is my lady!. O, it is my love..O that she knew she were..Darth that hath sucked the honey of thy breath hath had no phower yet upon thy beauty... http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=374
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