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I want to slap Uncle Steve upside the head!

Discussion in 'Insomnia' started by staropeace, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Yep, Champ, you say true. And who can't fall in love with Ralph?
  2. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member


    I don't know why different CRs prefer different sKs, but I think I liked Insomnia because to me it was kind of psychedelic. Stories are trips. Reading Insomnia, as well as Rose Madder, was like "tripping" for me.
  3. Todash

    Todash Free spirit. Curly girl. Cookie eater. Proud SJW.

    I love Insomnia! It was really hard to close it at the end and say goodbye to Ralph. Good ol' Ralph.
  4. Todash

    Todash Free spirit. Curly girl. Cookie eater. Proud SJW.

    Indeed. You are the writer, Uncle Steve. WE are the readers. So just you mind yer beeswax and do the writing, and we'll mind ours and do the reading. :tounge:
  5. RandallFlagg19

    RandallFlagg19 Well-Known Member

  6. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Do you know why you hate when an artists does this?
  7. Chelle71

    Chelle71 Well-Known Member

    I am going to re read this one...it has been to many years:)
  8. Brian's Twinner

    Brian's Twinner Pennywisenheimer

    While Sai King certainly has the right to critique his own work , it leaves me feeling sad.
  9. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I thought Al Pacino did quite a nice job in hat.
  10. Mr. Chips

    Mr. Chips Well-Known Member

    I read insomnia after I read the dark tower series. I loved it! I think, because of that fact. I could see being let down if I had read it prior to the DT.
  11. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    It's funny - I read Insomnia first, before I had even heard of The Dark Tower series and I was not let down or disappointed - I really enjoyed that book!
  12. Dynamo

    Dynamo Well-Known Member

    I avoided reading it for years. It was thick, and as an occasional sufferer of some minor insomnia the title didn't really sound like a fun read. I figured some dude has insomnia and kills people but doesn't know it's him, or some stuff like that. I finally read it when I first read through the Dark Tower series (between 5 and 6) because I was told I should, but I wasn't expecting the acid trip that was to come. I'm glad I waited until I got into the Dark Tower because I had thought it was mostly a stand-alone novel. And I guess it can be (as I see some read it before DT) but if I had read it without understanding all the DT references I probably would have found it too weird/confusing. But I really enjoyed it, not knowing a thing about it made things interesting although I thought the last 1/3 of it got REALLY out there. Giant catfish, old people snorting up lifeforce like cocaine, a port-o-potty/teleporter and Connie Chung.
  13. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    funny, i read most of his weirder dark tower connected novels before i was really even aware of dark tower, or how much it connected to everything, including this one. definitely found this to be entertaining without the added understanding. guess i could just be into weird stuff though
  14. Matt Vinyl

    Matt Vinyl Member

    Insomnia is up there as one of my favourite works of Uncle Steve. I can visualise the setting and the characters so clearly and thus, become part of the story to a greater depth. Just started my 4th re-read only yesterday. I still can't help but chortle at some of the colourful phrases that he gave Ed to say when he stands up to 'Heavyset' by his truck. Inspired. :)
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  15. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    I liked it. I didn't love it, but I liked it. I wonder if after Sawshank and The Green Mile, if maybe King began regarding some of his less acclaimed work with a jaundiced eye? Maybe not, I don't know. But I tend to largely ignore what an author, actor, or whatever says about his own work. Basically, after it leave the womb it's not theirs anymore. Except they still get the money. They can try, but they can't ever look at it with any real objectivity. They remember what was going in their lives on at the time. Whatever personal stuff was going on, if their wife was a bitch, how much they weighed :) -- all that stuff. Joe Blow from Cocomo's opinion is more valid. Tina Turner hated 'What's Love Got To Do With It'. Need I say more?
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    [​IMG] :D
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  17. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side


    Welcome Matt

    That knife is just there to cut the welcome coffee cake
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  18. Arkay Lynchpin

    Arkay Lynchpin Preserve wildlife, pickle a squirrel.

    Aww, c'mon staropeace, you've posted here for quite some time.
    Go through all your posts and then convince me that you like them all.
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  19. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Hi Matt Vinyl - hope you know I was just kidding with that picture up there!

    Welcome to SKMB - we don't bite

    11-22-63 Welcome.JPG
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  20. Matt Vinyl

    Matt Vinyl Member

    Haha, thank you for the welcome, guys. :) Been a registered member here for a number of years now (!) but only just popped up to post. :) GNTLGNT: I'm still yet to receive any royalties for that photograph. ;;D
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