Misery by Stephen King
I consider Misery to be my first real Stephen King, although I’ve read both The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon and On Writing. However, I read the former when I was too little to actually analyze and appreciate literature and the latter is a memoir crossed with advice on writing. While I’m pathetically squeamish, Misery attracted me because it deals with a fan’s love for a work that becomes twisted and obsessive. As my time with my local library came to a close (aw, isn’t that sad?), I sucked it up and picked up Misery.