Misery: a novel
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IL: UG - BL: 6.2 - AR Pts: 18
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY"The Washington Post - Kansas City Star - BookPage - Bookish" Who is A. N. Dyer? "& Sons" is a literary masterwork for readers of "The Art of Fielding, The Emperor's Children, "and "Wonder Boys"--the panoramic, deeply affecting story of an iconic novelist, two interconnected families, and the heartbreaking truths that fiction can hide. The funeral of Charles Henry Topping on Manhattan's Upper East Side would have been a minor affair (his two-hundred-word obit in "The New York Times "notwithstanding) but for the presence of one particular mourner: the notoriously reclusive author A. N. Dyer, whose novel "Ampersand" stands as a classic of American teenage angst. But as Andrew Newbold Dyer delivers the eulogy for his oldest friend, ""he suffers a breakdown over the life he's led and the people he's hurt and the novel that will forever endure as his legacy. He must gather his three sons for the first time in many years--before it's too late. So begins a wild, transformative, heartbreaking week, as witnessed by Philip Topping, who, like his late father, finds himself caught up in the swirl of the Dyer family. First there's son Richard, a struggling screenwriter and father, returning from self-imposed exile in California. In the middle lingers Jamie, settled in Brooklyn after his twenty-year mission of making documentaries about human suffering. And last is Andy, the half brother whose mysterious birth tore the Dyers apart seventeen years ago, now in New York on spring break, determined to lose his virginity before returning to the prestigious New England boarding school that inspired "Ampersand." But only when the real purpose of this reunion comes to light do these sons realize just how much is at stake, not only for their father but for themselves and three generations of their family. In this daring feat of fiction, David Gilbert establishes himself as one of our most original, entertaining, and insightful authors. "& Sons" is that rarest of treasures: a startlingly imaginative novel about families and how they define us, and the choices we make when faced with our own mortality. NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A "NEW YORK TIMES "EDITORS' CHOICE "Big, brilliant, and terrifically funny."--Jess Walter, author of "Beautiful Ruins" "Extraordinary."--"Time" "Smart and savage . . . Seductive and ripe with both comedy and heartbreak, "& Sons"] made me reconsider my stance on . . . the term 'instant classic.'"--NPR "A big, ambitious book about fathers and sons, Oedipal envy and sibling rivalry, and the dynamics between art and life . . . "& Sons"] does a wonderful job of conjuring up its characters' memories . . . in layered, almost Proustian detail."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"" " " A] smart, engrossing saga . . . Perfect for fans of Jonathan Franzen or Claire Messud.""--Entertainment Weekly" "This great big novel is . . . infused with warmth and wisdom about what it means to be a family."--"The Boston Globe" "Audacious . . . one of the year's] most dazzlingly smart, fully realized works of fiction."--"The Washington Post"
Level 6.2, 18 Points
Level 6.2, 18 Points
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|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-19 06:58:12AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-19 06:59:29AM|
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The #1 national bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his "number one fan" and suffering a frightening case of writer's block—that could prove fatal. One of "Stephen King's best...genuinely scary" (USA TODAY).
Paul Sheldon is a bestselling novelist who has finally met his number one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader—she is Paul's nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.
Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life—just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an axe. And if they don't work, she can get really nasty.
"Terrifying" (San Francisco Chronicle), "dazzlingly well-written" (The Indianapolis Star), and "truly gripping" (Publishers Weekly), Misery is "classic Stephen King...full of twists and turns and mounting suspense" (The Boston Globe).
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|subject_facet||Electronic books, Fans (Persons) -- Fiction, Horror fiction, Horror tales, American, Novelists -- Fiction, Novelists, American -- Fiction|
|title_full||Misery, Misery / Stephen King, Misery : a novel / Stephen King|
|topic_facet||Fans (Persons), Fiction, Horror, Horror tales, American, Literature, Novelists, Novelists, American, Suspense, Thriller|