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* HarsherInHindsight: Paul is in the middle of an ongoing series when he gets in a serious car accident before finishing it. King nearly died in 1999 after being hit by a van while writing the ''Dark Tower'' series.
* HilariousInHindsight: Paul's ''Misery'' series is focused on a pretty but flighty young woman who is the focus of two guys who do all the cool stuff. The series is obscenely popular. Fans, but especially middle-aged women, adore it. Critics everywhere skewer it. [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Almost twenty years later...]]
** Even more hilarious what with Stephen's [[{{TakeThat}} reaction]] to [[Literature/{{Twilight}} said novel]]...
** Two decades after Kathy Bates played Annie, she appeared in ''Film/MidnightInParis'' as Gertrude Stein, and the protagonist desperately ''wanting'' her to read his writing and hear her opinion is a plot point.
* HollywoodHomely: Annie played by Kathy Bates is a plump woman of average appearance, clean and carefully groomed. The character in the book has been described as very unattractive, a shapeless fat body, reeking of dirt and poor-quality cosmetics.
* NauseaFuel: At one point Annie crushes a rat to death with her bare hand, poking her fingers into its body in the process. And then she licks her fingers. Paul wasn't the only one that felt ill.
** Annie forces Paul to wash down his Novril with dirty rinse-water as punishment after he makes her mad.
** Two words: "[[{{Fingore}} Special candle.]]"
** Five words: "And now I must cauterize."
** Annie leaves Paul alone and locked in his room for over two days. Paul resorts to drinking his own urine because he's so thirsty.
* TheWoobie: Paul. The whole story is basically about him stuck in ''Hell!''

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