Misery - Stephen King Whenever I'm mad at an author for getting rid of a character or not writing a series any longer, I have to shake myself and not turn into this woman. The book and the movie are great - but the book is a lot more intense and horrific. My husband can't even watch Kathy Bates in anything else after seeing her in this. When I want to make him cringe, I'll call him "Mr. Man".