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Insomnia Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 1995
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From Publishers Weekly
Celestial forces of good and evil wage an apocalyptic war in a small Maine town in this 14-week PW bestseller.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
YA?Ralph Roberts has been waking earlier and earlier every night for weeks, and the forgetfulness and weariness caused by sleep deprivation are starting to affect him. When he begins to see brilliant auras around people and objects, his concern grows. As his nights become shorter, his visions become more terrifying, and yet more real. Strange forces are maneuvering for power in Derry, Maine, and somehow Ralph is a part of the conflict. Well-read students will note references to Greek mythology, the Bible, and to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings (Houghton, 1967) interspersed with modern cultural allusions. King's forte, however, is characterization, and there is no shortage of it here. Good guys and evil are well developed, with a depth that makes them believable. Although Ralph is clearly identified as a septuagenarian, he is never stodgy or prudish, and will appeal to teens. Some of King's more recent novels, such as Gerald's Game (1992), have been disappointing, but Insomnia is closer to It (1987) and Needful Things (1992, all Viking) in its suspense and entertainment potential. A good return trip to Derry, Maine.?Robin Deffendall, Bull Run Regional Library, Manassas, VA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top customer reviews
This one is a favorite of mine, although I understand it's one of King's least favorites. I read it every couple of years and now have the Audible edition, though I agree with those reviewers that the music should be edited out. I like his books about Derry and how Derry has its own bite and yet people live there and are still OKAY, yeah there are some meanie, but Ralph and Lois are most certainly HEROES, not meanies.