Insomnia By Stephen King #KeeperofKing



Title: Insomnia

Author: Stephen King

Publication Date: February 2016

Genre: Horror/Fantasy



Since his wife died, Ralph Roberts has been having trouble sleeping. Each night he awakens a little earlier until he’s barely sleeping at all. During his late night vigils and walks, he observes some strange things going on in Derry, Maine. He sees colored ribbons streaming from people’s heads. He witnesses two strange little men wandering the city under cover of night. He begins to suspect that these visions are something more than hallucinations brought about by sleep deprivation. Ralph and his friend, widow Lois Chasse, become enmeshed in events of cosmic significance.

My Review

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

This was one of those books where I had to read all the way to the end to know how I felt about it and unfortunately it was a disappointment. I was into the story at first and wanted to know how it was going to play out. I wanted to know what the point was. The more I read the more I just wanted it to be over. I was kind of into it but also bored at the same time. It was drug out too much. It didn’t need to be as long as it was and even still, once I finished it, I was left still wanting to know the point. For a book called Insomnia the majority of the book was about abortion and religion. I was expecting a book about insomnia and what happens to people who experience it and I guess we did kind of get that but not in the way I expected. Sometimes I wish King would write a book that didn’t deal with any kind of supernatural elements because there have been several times where I have read one of his books and said the supernatural elements ruined the book for me and that’s kind of the case with this one. Definitely not a favorite King but at least I can mark it off my list now. 


4 thoughts on “Insomnia By Stephen King #KeeperofKing

  1. Sometimes that happens to me with SK’s books too. The Outsider didn’t work for me at all. But it doesn’t stop me from reading his books. I won’t read Insomnia though, after reading your review. Don’t think it would work for me. I’m thinking about rereading The Stand, soon.
    Great review, Misty.

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