Stephen King "Insomnia" Deluxe Limited Gift Edition, Slipcased Edition [Sealed]

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Stephen King "Insomnia" Limited Gift Edition, Slipcased Edition [Sealed]
Stephen King "Insomnia" Limited Gift Edition, Slipcased Edition [Sealed]
Stephen King "Insomnia" Limited Gift Edition, Slipcased Edition [Sealed]
Stephen King "Insomnia" Limited Gift Edition, Slipcased Edition [Sealed]



Mark V. Ziesing Books, 1993. "Insomnia" Stephen King. A deluxe slipcased gift edition, limited to 3,750 copies. A wonderful collectible book for your Stephen King library. Unique, rare, and distinctive, this book would make a great gift. A well-cared for book, protected from any potential damage. As New, sealed without any flaws. Cover art by Phil Hale. 591 pages.



About Insomnia

Ralph Roberts has an incurable case of insomnia, but lack of sleep is the least of his worries. Each night he stays awake, he witnesses more of the odd activity taking place in his town after dark than he wants to know. His bizarre visions keep getting more intense, the strange deaths have just begun, and Ralph knows he isn't hallucinating.


From Booklist

King's last few novels have been, by his standard, slim and economical. With this dark fantasy based on the conception of a multilevel ultimate reality, he returns to the massiveness of The Stand and It and The Tommyknockers. On one of the long, exhausting walks old Ralph Roberts starts taking as a brain tumor slowly kills his wife, he witnesses a friendly young neighbor, Ed Deepneau, behaving totally out of character--indeed, like someone possessed. About a year later and after his wife's death, Ralph begins waking early and then earlier and earlier. He also starts seeing things--intense colors streaming off people and animals. Meanwhile, Ed has turned into an antiabortion fanatic and wife-beater.

Ralph intervenes to help Helen Deepneau escape from Ed, for which Ed threatens him. Or is it Ed? Ralph senses that someone or something else is in control of the troubled man. Ralph's right, of course. Ed has been involuntarily recruited on one side, and, it develops, Ralph and his also-widowed neighbor, Lois Chasse, on the other, of a supercosmic struggle the import of which King reveals with deliciously tantalizing gradualness. This is a yarn so packed with suspense, romance, literary reference, fascinating miscellaneous knowledge, and heart that only Stephen King could have written it. Marvelous--that is, full of marvels. Ray Olson




Reviews

"Stephen King is an immensely talented storyteller of seemingly inexhaustible gifts. Interview

"Stephen King is superb." Time


Celestial forces of good and evil wage an apocalyptic war in a small Maine town in this 14-week PW bestseller.
(Publishers Weekly )


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
(School Library Journal )


From Publishers Weekly

"Celestial forces of good and evil wage an apocalyptic war in a small Maine town in this 14-week PW bestseller." From School Library Journal "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."


VERY FINE GUARANTEED. Sealed. A Very Fine hardcover book with Very Fine dust-jacket in a Very Fine slipcase. There are no discernible flaws. Mint condition as normally shipped from the publisher. A bright clean copy without any marks, stamps, or bookplates. Book Grading Definitions
Publisher:
Mark V. Zeising Books (1993)
Edition:
Limited Gift Edition
Binding:
Hardcover with dust-jacket, Slipcased.
Illustrator:
Phil Hale
Dimensions:
11.0" x 9.5" x 2.0"