I want to slap Uncle Steve upside the head!

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Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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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.
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!
 

Dynamo

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#32
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.
 

recitador

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Sep 3, 2016
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#33
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.
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
 
Oct 16, 2008
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#34
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. :)
 

grin willard

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#35
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?
 

GNTLGNT

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#36
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. :)
:D
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#37
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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Welcome Matt

That knife is just there to cut the welcome coffee cake
;;D
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
56,659
206,943
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#39
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. :)
Hi Matt Vinyl - hope you know I was just kidding with that picture up there!

Welcome to SKMB - we don't bite

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Oct 16, 2008
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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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