The storie takes place in Western Colorado. In a home of a retired nurse named Annie and the story takes place in her home. Annie's home is a two story log cabin built out in the middle of nowhere. The closest neighbor lives miles away. The story takes place in the middle of winter snow storms.
is about a author named Paul Sheldon who writes a best-selling series of romance novels. And features its most popular character Misery Chastain. It was 1974, and he had just finished the first drafts of all his manuscripts in Colorado at a lodge named Silver Creek. While finishing his new novel, Fast Cars' he takes a drive to L.A. unaware that there is going to be a big snowstorm getting ready to hit the Western Slope of Colorado in just a few hours. While determined to drive through the storm, and loses control of his car, driving off the road, and tumbling down a steep hill and ends up unconscious.
Paul is then rescued by a woman from the named Annie Wilkes, an experienced nurse who lives nearby where the car wreck happened. And as Paul falls in and out of consciousness, and he then hears a voice telling him that she's his "number one fan". Annie does not take him to a hospital, but instead she takes him to her house, and settles him in to her spare bedroom. When Paul regains consciousness, he is completely helpless laying there, and he is unable to move any of his extremedies from his waist down. She then starts feeding and bathing him and then she proceeds to splint both of his his broken legs, giving him
something for his pain. Paul starts to like Annie; he even starts letting her read his new manuscript. After reading it she doesn't like it.
It's around this time that Misery's Child, the latest and final book starring Misery Chastain, hits the shelves. Annie's life settles around the characters of the novels. Upon reading the book, and learning of her favorite character that dies MISERY, she goes into a frenzy. She proceeds to tell...