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Author: Stephen King
Ralph Roberts hasn't been sleeping well lately. Every morning he wakes just a little bit earlier until pretty soon, he isn't sleeping at all. It wouldn't be so bad if not for the strange hallucinations--and the nightmares that keep coming to life.
ISBN-13: 9780451184962
ISBN-10: 0451184963
Publication Date: 9/1/1995
Pages: 663
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 603 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
I love SK, but this one should be called "The Cure for Insomnia"
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Helpful Score: 5
Great page-turner and surreal scenes. Ralph Roberts has insomnia. As it gets worse, he's seeing horrible things happening to people in his town. They are turning into demonic monsters. It's like he's dreaming, but he's wide awake! Is he going crazy or are these things really happening?
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Helpful Score: 5
The story seemed to drag out for way too long. I am a 10-year Stephen King fan and an avid reader of all that he writes and I wasn't impressed at all with this book. The story is very difficult to get in to.
Moosie avatar reviewed Insomnia on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Ralph Roberts used to be an ordinary guy--until insomnia robbed him of sleep. Now he's no longer ordinary--he can see horrible things happening to the people of Derry, Maine. He can see how, one by one, they are turning into monsters straight from hell.
He'd like to call them nightmares, but he's wide-awake. He can't call himself crazy, because there is another person who sees these happenings, too. But even if seeing is believing, it still doesn't give him a clue of how to stop these deadly, demonic visions from coming true...
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Helpful Score: 3
don't miss this one by the master of horror! i've read almost all of his, and this one was one of my favorites!
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bamacarla avatar reviewed Insomnia on + 12 more book reviews
I always enjoy it when authors throw you a curveball and tackle some of life's really difficult questions, and although this is definitely fiction, it made me think about some really tough existential problems. Next to "It", this is my second favorite SK book.
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This was really a great book. A little more wordy that I felt was needed (600+ pages) but then again it is a S.K. novel. But what really impressed me this time is that the novel had a very good ending. Usually I find S.K.'s endings not very well thought out, seeming like he runs out of things to write about or just got tired of writing, therefore...end it. But, this one I feel is different. Well worth the read all the way to the end.
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A must read for Stephen King fans!
sdkelley avatar reviewed Insomnia on + 3 more book reviews
A bit more mature than King's earlier works. Wonderful read.
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Great book. I had to read it all in one weekend....
darktowerlady avatar reviewed Insomnia on
I am a diehard Stephen King fan and my obsession began with this book. It is the supernatural story of a man who has lost his wife and is about to embark on the greatest journey in his life. King has a knack for showing true human emotions and the characters in this book become your family. It is not your typical horror story, but there certainly is a great deal of suspense. I have read this book many times and love it more each time.
Side-note: If you are a Dark Tower fan then you should read this novel; it is highly tied in with Roland's journey and he even gets a mention toward the end. This is the book that inspired me to read the Dark Tower series and I'm so glad that I did!
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Typical King. Great book.
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My husband liked it alot!!

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