One of only 1250 copies. A deluxe leather-bound edition, personally signed by Stephen King along with the illustrator Phil Hale and the designer Ann Fenner.
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. The signatures are guaranteed to be authentic by the publisher.
Presented in a beautiful maroon leather folding slipcase that is very regal looking with its gold gilt lettering. A folding leather design to encase the book inside. The book itself, of the same color, has the same gold gilt lettering and decorations on the spine, and a ribbon bookmark. The slipcover/dust jacket is different from the red and white design on many of these copies.
Mark V. Ziesing Books, 1993. "Insomnia" Stephen King. A Deluxe Leather bound edition with dust jacket and in slipcase. Limited FIRST Edition. Only 1250 copies were signed and numbered. Signed on a special limitation page by the author Stephen King, the illustrator, Phil Hale, and the designer, Ann Fenner. This is number 440.
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.
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