rereading Misery

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I've read SK's comments on Misery being about addiction, he said that Kathy Bates "is cocaine"and also SK was recovering from accident with painful shattered legs and regularly dosed with painkillers, no accident that so much of the novel focuses on broken legs and in some way may exercise wish fulfillment in the editorial amputation of a painful limb. The image of the novel that returns is one of the wooden piles sticking out of the water, broken painful things that are always there but the tides of painkilling medication successfully submerge them.

Does any other reader/writer out there view the central relationship in Misery as a metaphor for the writing process? KB is in some dark twisted dream world the total provider, food, drugs and the spur to the writing process... I would like to internalize KB to help me finish writing. Do you see her as reader appetite or full throttle narrative drive?

Thanks

P.S I'm being a dirty bird again-- haven't got out of my romper suit for a week because of Lock Down -- time is immaterial
 
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I've read SK's comments on Misery being about addiction, he said that Kathy Bates "is cocaine"and also SK was recovering from accident with painful shattered legs and regularly dosed with painkillers, no accident that so much of the novel focuses on broken legs and in some way may exercise wish fulfillment in the editorial amputation of a painful limb. The image of the novel that returns is one of the wooden piles sticking out of the water, broken painful things that are always there but the tides of painkilling medication successfully submerge them.

Does any other reader/writer out there view the central relationship in Misery as a metaphor for the writing process? KB is in some dark twisted dream world the total provider, food, drugs and the spur to the writing process... I would like to internalize KB to help me finish writing. Do you see her as reader appetite or full throttle narrative drive?

Thanks

P.S I'm being a dirty bird again-- haven't got out of my romper suit for a week because of Lock Down -- time is immaterial
I'd be curious to know where you got this information as it seems to have things jumbled up. Stephen's accident that broke his leg/hip wasn't until 1999 so long after he'd written Misery and even after the movie came out. He was writing more about obsession than addiction and how some fans can become obsessed with their literary heroes.
 
forgive me I made a mistake, i was doing some insomniac research on the web and I got the dates wrong about his accident and publication of Misery, maybe it fitted my thesis too neatly--- the agony of his shattered legs and the plot of Misery... although as a long shot ...like many writers he dreamed the outcome of something in his personal life before it actually happened!

I read two really good interviews in Rolling Stone and The Paris Review, the former has the line about Kathy Bates being cocaine...another interview said how Tabitha King nursed him back from the accident and it has certain parallels with Misery, just the situation -- they are clearly happily married. Sorry for the muddle
 

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I've read SK's comments on Misery being about addiction, he said that Kathy Bates "is cocaine"and also SK was recovering from accident with painful shattered legs and regularly dosed with painkillers, no accident that so much of the novel focuses on broken legs and in some way may exercise wish fulfillment in the editorial amputation of a painful limb. The image of the novel that returns is one of the wooden piles sticking out of the water, broken painful things that are always there but the tides of painkilling medication successfully submerge them.

Does any other reader/writer out there view the central relationship in Misery as a metaphor for the writing process? KB is in some dark twisted dream world the total provider, food, drugs and the spur to the writing process... I would like to internalize KB to help me finish writing. Do you see her as reader appetite or full throttle narrative drive?

Thanks

P.S I'm being a dirty bird again-- haven't got out of my romper suit for a week because of Lock Down -- time is immaterial
forgive me I made a mistake, i was doing some insomniac research on the web and I got the dates wrong about his accident and publication of Misery, maybe it fitted my thesis too neatly--- the agony of his shattered legs and the plot of Misery... although as a long shot ...like many writers he dreamed the outcome of something in his personal life before it actually happened!

I read two really good interviews in Rolling Stone and The Paris Review, the former has the line about Kathy Bates being cocaine...another interview said how Tabitha King nursed him back from the accident and it has certain parallels with Misery, just the situation -- they are clearly happily married. Sorry for the muddle
(Sniff!....Snuff.....) WUFF, all this smells ever so familiar......:)