Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Misery: 31st January 2012

MiseryI'm really excited about this one. For a couple of reasons. I've read it before and know it's a goodie (not forgetting the film - I'll definitely be hunting it down once I've read it) but also, I've just read Walker Percy's The Moviegoer so am ready for an easier read. I know The Moviegoer isn't a densely, didactic tome, but its reading demanded a fair degree of intellectual application and interpretation. It does for me anyway. I'm currently researching critical thought on the book and Kierkegaard's philosophical influence and their confluence with Percy's own ideas on existentialism and subjective experience. All good fun, but I'm ready for a page-turner.Let's go!


  1. I've read Misery before too, and damn it gives me chills! (The bad kind). I just got Netflix (one month's free trial for UK users!) and Misery is on there, just to give you a heads up!

    1. I've got a lot more love for human horror than supernatural (thus far anyway), so this is right up my street.
      I'm a longtime Lovefilm subscriber, but am hearing good things about Netflix. You'll have to let me know how you get on with it.