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Insomnia by Stephen King
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Far from King's best. It was an engaging enough story, with some creative (if cartoonish) elements, but if ever there was a book crying out for the Reader's Digest Condensed Book treatment (which is something I generally despise), it was this one. Nearly 800 pages used to tell a story that really should have been told in 300-400 at most. Way too much incidental detail, too much authorial wool-gathering.

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Reading Progress

May 16, 2009 – Shelved
May 16, 2009 –
page 245
May 18, 2009 –
page 265
May 19, 2009 –
page 378
48.03% "Pretty good...but this book could be half as long and twice as good."
May 20, 2009 –
page 400
50.83% "Really having to push myself on with this. It's a really good tale, just smothered in a lot more prose than needed."
Started Reading
May 24, 2009 –
page 787
May 24, 2009 – Finished Reading

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