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E and terrifying forces are at work The dying has been going on in Derry for a long long time Now Ralph is part of itand lack of sleep is the least of his worries Returning to the same Maine town where It took place a town that has haunted Stephen King for decades Insomnia blends King’s trademark bone chilling realism with supernatural terror to create yet another masterpiece of suspen. Prefatory Matters I lost a twenty year old book during this reread Most of you have the seen the picture of my gutted hardcover copy of Insomnia If you haven t I ll include it at the end of this post as well Total loss of containment folks About thirty pages loosed themselves from the glue and became individual souls I have a 284 page section and another section of about 400 pages and a little bit in the middle that just said Fuck it and struck out for the territories All in all a sad day Luckily I have another one Same edition Same year All s good Oh and a uick warning to owners of first edition Insomnias the glue the printing press used back in 1994 is faulty This separation is a common problem with this edition of the book Keep your copy on a shelf Do not touch This has been a public service announcement brought to you in part by the letter EActual Review Insomnia is a difficult book to review without spoilers Hell the publisher didn t even know what to do with the cover of this one so they just put King s name on the front along with the title in alternating red and white It s even a difficult novel to categorize I guess it s horror Maybe it s speculative fiction or perhaps lit fic or maybe bizarro Fuck if I know dude I will say this much it s a fun ride The only problem with this book is the reuirement that you must have read the Dark Tower series to fully understand some of the plot I mean you can get through it without such knowledge but it s a bit confusing in places if you don t have said knowledge Roland Deschain is mentioned three times in this book I tried to look at these sections as an outsider as someone who has not read the DT books even though I have numerous times and I feel comfortable saying that the sections which mention Roland and the Tower would make zero sense to someone who is new to the King verse There is no context nothing to draw off of In fact there is a paragraph toward the end of the book that says Worlds which had trembled in their orbits now steadied and in one of those worlds in a desert that was the apotheosis of all deserts a man named Roland turned over in his bedroll and slept easily once again beneath the alien constellations Imagine if you will that you ve never read a Dark Tower novel or shit maybe you haven t and you just happened to pick up Insomnia because your buddy said Yo kid peep this thick ass book Looks legit good right I mean who the fuck doesn t love 800 pages cloaked in a sexy as fuck red and white jacket If you re that kid that Roland fucker means absolutely nothing to you It seems pointless Sad panda But for me Son I live for that shit I love the DT references all of them I dig that shit in my heart of hearts I m the asshole in the coffee shop that won t shut up with the Yeah but did you catch this bit comments I know I know I hate me too but it s the truth As far as I am aware there is no other author who has created a vaster universe one that crosses every genre line in the business King has written it all and everything he writes puzzle pieces back together in some way Dig it man Or you know don t dig it But I m still going to nerd out whenever I stumble across the Beam Yes this book is a little longwinded in spots but what King book isn t Dolores Claiborne Yes it references the Dark Tower but what King novel doesn t Mr Mercedes seriously so far it s the only novel of his that doesn t reference Mid World in some way But it s also one of his most imaginative stories I kinda feel that Insomnia is an 800 page wink and nod to the King verse fans out there Shit dudettes even the shoe Gage loses in Pet Semetery is in this book not to mention entire ass loads of It Derry and Pennywise references Does all this bog down the story No Are there going to be parts you don t understand if you haven t read Roland s uest or trip trapped through the story of The Loser s Club Yes Does any of this detract from the fun of this book Nope Not in the least There is a well plotted expertly honed story under all the referencing and fan service This is King doing what King does best Entertaining the people who bought tickets to see him in concert I will be skipping my normal Hidden Gems and Obvious Tie Ins sections because I m saving them for my A Decade with King 1985 1994 post which will be out April 1 2015 There s a lot this time around and I don t wanna type it twice But I will leave you with this food for thoughtSpoilers for several King books Click view spoiler at your own risk view spoilerAre the likes of Abra Stone and Dan Torrance and Johnny Smith on the same level of the tower that Ralph and Lois visit in Insomnia Does Danny help people die in Doctor Sleep by allowing their aura to pass into him I just got goosebumps You didn t need to know that but that s how hard I fanboy hide spoiler

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A #1 national bestseller “A yarn so packed with suspense romance literary reference fascinating miscellaneous knowledge and heart that only Stephen King could have written it Marvelous that is full of marvels” BooklistSince his wife died Ralph Roberts has been having trouble sleeping Each night he wakes up a bit earlier until he’s barely sleeping at all During his late night walks. This was an official Pantless group side read with those splendid cullys a big shout out to our newest member baby Ryder of the Dark Tower Buddy read groupand that was pretty much the only thing that got me through this labored readThis was a DNF the first time I tried to read it and it was almost a DNF the second time Yes I made progress this time before I almost threw in the towel but the anticipation of a tie in to the Dark Tower series kept me going And goingAnd goingA vague mention of the actual Dark Tower here dropping in ka and ka tet to make it part of Ralph and Lois s lexicon there that King Crimson fella and finally a couple of mentions of Roland at the endWhew Thanks Mr KingHey wait a minute Did I just read a 663 page backstory for a character that King inserts into the final Dark Tower book Yes Jeff Yes you didThanks for the confirmation random Goodreader and what are you doing here Don t you usually pop up in my funny book reviews I m with you always Jeff I secretly follow you around everywhere shivers Doesn t this book have any merits beyond being a kitty suishing set up for volume seven JeffWell before I alert the authorities my stalkerish random friend I ll address that point It s reminiscent of a lot King s lengthy tomes It gets off to a good start spends too much time in Story Stretch town Randomly chosen super powers burg and my favorite location the plot development cul de sac And yet it characteristically ends on a high note That epilogue almost brought man tears to my eyesIt gets two stars from me for that the fact that I genuinely liked Ralph the main character he was forspecial and an extra star for me Jeff for spending the last two months whizzing heh through this book and finally finishing itGo me Alcohol What Dose The Bible Says only Stephen King could have written it Marvelous that is full Really Professional Internet Person official Pantless group side read with those splendid cullys a big shout 24 out to Second Best our newest member baby Ryder England And Its Rulers of the Dark Tower Buddy read groupand that was pretty much the Keurboslaan Se Struikrower Keurboslaan 11 only thing that got me through this labored readThis was a DNF the first time I tried to read it and it was almost a DNF the second time Yes I made progress this time before I almost threw in the towel but the anticipation Western State Terrorism of a tie in to the Dark Tower series kept me going And goingAnd goingA vague mention Defending The Resurrection of the actual Dark Tower here dropping in ka and ka tet to make it part Teaching By Design In Elementary Mathematics Grades 2 3 of Ralph and Lois s lexicon there that King Crimson fella and finally a couple The Wallace And Gromit A Close Shave Pop Up Book of mentions History Lovers Cookbook of Roland at the endWhew Thanks Mr KingHey wait a minute Did I just read a 663 page backstory for a character that King inserts into the final Dark Tower book Yes Jeff Yes you didThanks for the confirmation random Goodreader and what are you doing here Don t you usually pop up in my funny book reviews I m with you always Jeff I secretly follow you around everywhere shivers Doesn t this book have any merits beyond being a kitty suishing set up for volume seven JeffWell before I alert the authorities my stalkerish random friend I ll address that point It s reminiscent michael-lange-river of a lot King s lengthy tomes It gets Chinese Primer off to a good start spends too much time in Story Stretch town Randomly chosen super powers burg and my favorite location the plot development cul de sac And yet it characteristically ends The Count Of Monte Cristo on a high note That epilogue almost brought man tears to my eyesIt gets two stars from me for that the fact that I genuinely liked Ralph the main character he was forspecial and an extra star for me Jeff for spending the last two months whizzing heh through this book and finally finishing itGo me

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He observes some strange things going on in Derry Maine He sees colored ribbons streaming from people’s heads two strange little men wandering around town after dark and He begins to suspect that these visions are something than hallucinations brought on by lack of sleep There’s a definite mean streak running through this small New England city; underneath its ordinary surface awesom. Weird bookRemind me to never visit Derry Maine This setting of a number of Stephen King s novels is again center stage in this 1994 book about not sleeping and going crazy because of itI was drawn to this title as I have struggled off and on with insomnia most of my life I wonder how many readers have stayed up all night reading I know I have I remember a haze of years when I averaged about 4 5 hours a sleep a night and recall visual hallucinations and waking dreams and just being tired all the time In this book King describes how paranormal forces are alive and kicking and come out to play when our hero goes for weeks with poor sleep Fans of Stephen King will be accustomed to his fantastic forays into the extraordinary and this fits into that genre and there were than passing references to his The Dark Tower series There were also nods to his novel It was well as a one liner that alluded to Pet SemataryThis is also an exploration about the abortion debate in our society and King cranks up the nasty in this showdown in Derry between the polar oppositesEven with King s signature brilliance in characterization and dialogue this buckled under its own weight just too damn long I liked the kinship with the Dark Tower books and to the recurring world myth of his creation but some hefty editing down would have made this enjoyable


10 thoughts on “Insomnia

  1. says:

    If you find yourself with an afternoon to killread a magazine If however you need to occupy yourself on a voyage to Mars pick up InsomniaIt's longIt is however uite good Insomnia begins as Ralph Roberts a pleasant

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    “It was life often unsatisfying freuently cruel usually boring sometimes beautiful once in a while exhilarating”Following the death of his wife Ralph Roberts has trouble sleeping He finds himself waking up earlier and earlier each night During his late night vigils he observes weird goings on in his hometown of Derry Maine Pretty uickly he realises that the strange things he is seeing are not the result of sleep deprived hallucinations

  3. says:

    This was an official Pantless group side read with those splendid cullys a big shout out to our newest member baby Ryder of the Dark Tower Buddy read groupand that was pretty much the only thing that got me through this labored readT

  4. says:

    Weird bookRemind me to never visit Derry Maine This setting of a number of Stephen King’s novels is again center stage in this 1994 book about not sleeping and going crazy because of itI was drawn to this title as I have struggled off and

  5. says:

    This book is not for everyone For one its over 700 pages long Another reason is that it deals with what some people say is uncomfortable topicsabortion mental illness domestic abuse and the afterlife and possible alternate worldsAnother reason why this book is uniue and different from other books is that the hero is a r

  6. says:

    One of my least favorite things to do is give a bad review To me unless a book is truly unreadable and never should've been publishe

  7. says:

    Insomnia Stephen KingInsomnia is a 1994 horrorfantasy novel by American writer Stephen King Since his wife died Ralph Roberts has been having trouble sleeping Each night he wakes up a bit earlier until he’s barely sleeping at all During his late night walks he observes some strange things going on in Derry Maine He sees colored ribbons str

  8. says:

    Prefatory Matters I lost a twenty year old book during this reread Most of you have the seen the picture of my gutted hardcover copy of Insomnia If you haven’t I’ll include it at the end of this post as well Total loss of containment folks About thirty pages loosed themselves from the glue and became individual souls

  9. says:

    It's crazy I know I mean I am over three uarters of the way through this book but if I am being honest the chance

  10. says:

    I HATED it Extremely long winded and convoluted Horrible absolutely horrible Probably his most pointless story everThis is when I knew Stephen King had lost his awesome writing powers and I can't really bring myself to read him again Bad enough I had to suffer through Black House and then this He really should have uit whi

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