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05-03-2010, 08:01 AM
Insomnia, 1994

Please grade Insomnia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insomnia_(novel)) in the following three areas using the grades A, B, or C:

Strength of Plot
Character Development
Quality of the Story's Ending

If you haven't read this book yet, please vote Never Read. Feel free to discuss your votes in this thread.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure to select only one grade in each grading area. For complete instructions, see this post (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showpost.php?p=314275&postcount=1).

05-03-2010, 08:03 AM
Two B's, and an A for character development. I think King did a good job there, but the story dragged a bit for me and I think the ending could have been better.

05-03-2010, 08:41 AM
totally the same

05-03-2010, 09:07 AM
Plot: B
Development: A
Ending: A

Whilst the plot moved very, very slowly, the development of the main characters was what kept me reading, and I loved the whole bittersweet ending of the novel.

05-03-2010, 09:49 AM
totally the same


05-03-2010, 10:42 AM
Yup, this is definitely a character novel. Loved it, straight As.

05-03-2010, 07:37 PM
One of my favorites, BUT the story did drag in places. Intentionally so I think, but dragging is draggin whether you mean to or not.


05-03-2010, 07:39 PM
AAB, Very few endings are gonna get an A from me.

05-03-2010, 10:36 PM
Man, three choices are not enough....

I gave it all Bs, but that's only because I want to reserve As for the absolute best....

B for plot because while I enjoyed it very much, it's too dependent on TDT series to stand on its own.

B for character because while there was some character development, I've seen better, more memorable examples.

B for the ending because while it impacted me emotionally, I would only give two Stephen King works As here.

05-03-2010, 10:44 PM
wow, all B's. That surprises me coming from you J and Y.

05-03-2010, 10:50 PM
wow, all B's. That surprises me coming from you J and Y.

That's why I said three choices weren't enough (heck, three OPTIONS aren't enough!). My votes don't really reflect the fact that it's my third favorite of Stephen King's works, but I had to vote honestly on the criteria given, and I gave my reasons.

05-03-2010, 11:18 PM
Another AAB from me. This is a work of favorite charaters of mine; Atropos especially.

05-04-2010, 06:43 AM
I can tell you right now that a few of King's books would make me long for an "F" option on some categories like these.

This one, IMO:

05-11-2010, 05:04 AM
The poll has closed. This round Insomnia has earned an OAG (overall average grade) of 2.434782609 or 81.16% in addition to its FAS (final average score), making it 6.476449276 or 80.96%. In 2009, Insomnia received an OAG of 2.598290598 for a FAS of 6.663507989, so it lost 0.187058713 (-2.81%) this time.

Grade breakdown:
Strength of Plot: 2.391304348 (79.71%)
Character Development: 2.695652174 (89.86%)
Quality of the Story's Ending: 2.217391304 (73.91%)