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I wasn't that impressed with this book. A town in California gets hit by a sleeping sickness and while they sleep they are dreaming. We hear from varies different people and their stories, but unless I missed something, I didn't understand where the virus came from or why it left! Has anyone wlse read it? #books
finished my third #LMPBC read. I was captivated by the entire story line, but there were a few things I didn‘t absolutely love. I‘ll be mailing it on soon!
"Every ordinary moment holds a potential calamity, and you cannot know when one will rise."
An intriguing book, drawing me in immediately from the first chapter. A sleeping sickness is sweeping through a dorm floor, and no one knows what is causing it. I read really quickly each time I'd pick the book up, I couldn't wait to see who would be affected by the illness next. It's a semi-dystopian story that I recommend to anyone who likes the genre.
This one was a slow start for me but I was intrigued by the premis of the sleeping sickness so I kept reading. The writing is really good, with multiple POV. Which I liked. I did feel like this book fell into the trap of being overhyped though. That being said it is a quick interesting read.
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June Wrap Up. It was a great month of reading. I think this is the most books I‘ve read in a month so far!
35 books, 11,620 pages read
-13 physical books
#junewrapup #monthlywrapup #monthlytotals
A sudden outbreak of unknown origin gives new meaning to the term “sleepy little college town” when people begin to fall into a deep, dream filled sleep that no one can wake them from. No cause, no symptoms, no explanation, just slumber. Some people dream of the past, some predict things that haven‘t happened yet, others see worlds of fantasy. As the weeks go by the line between nightmare & reality begins to blur even for those who are awake.
Book two is done! This one was way better. The story reminded me a bit of Blindness by Jose Saramago. I enjoy stories about a random weird thing happening that changes an area for awhile. #24b4Monday
I've tried several times to read this book which I came to the conclusion is not for me.
This story starts off with a mysterious illness hitting first the college dorms and then out through the city. I felt like there were too many characters. The story was a little bland with not much going on except for this sleeping illness.
Hello #LMPBC #Round6 #GroupF !!
Have any of you read this book? I know I normally come up with a few choices but I loved this authors first book and have really wanted to read this one! So I figured this may be my pick if none of you have read it before 😊
I almost skipped this book, but I‘m so glad I didn‘t. The plot is fascinating, but the sleeping sickness isn‘t the focus of the book. I think the author wanted focus more on relationships and the ways we interact with each other. Despite that murkiness (at least for me) the writing was stunning and a super enjoyable read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me.
I picked this up because it was so often compared to Station Eleven. I wouldn‘t say that it is quite that good, but it was still an entertaining read. For a book about people falling asleep, it is surprisingly well paced and plotted. It's also elevated by the ambiguity that Walker leaves the reader with.
“An ordinary town transformed by a mysterious illness that triggers perpetual sleep.” This book is amazing, i was instantly transported to this town. I couldn‘t put it down over the weekend. It‘s not about the how or why of the virus so that maybe aggravating to some people. It‘s more about the characters and what they are going through as the town goes under. 📚 📖
stunning. If you're looking for specifics of how and why's about the virus itself, this book is wrong for you. As in her previous book, it's all about characters and Karen Walker is one of the few writers, who manages to create each character so well that they are all likeable and you care for each individually. I love her style and the story was very well told.
I was so excited about Walker‘s newest novel after loving The Age of Miracles. Unfortunately I really didn‘t care for this at all. The writing was nice, if a little distant.and I wanted to see what happened to the characters, but the plot felt way too familiar and unfinished. My overall impression was that this book has already been done before many times, and I still didn‘t know what was going on or really the whole point by the end.
Such a beautiful passage in #TheDreamers. Just a group of young women who want to be free in the world, who deserve to be free in the world, being held back by something out of their control and something they never asked for. And who is narrating this book? Radical reading: is it the virus? #karenwalkerthompson#virus#sleep#thirdperson
This test is so accurate! I‘m a magical realist ! A dreamer! An empath!!
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#AnglophileApril On a university campus in southern California, a college student falls asleep and cannot be woken. Over the following weeks, a “sleeping sickness” sweeps through the town, causing an epidemic that baffles medical experts and puts the community in quarantine. The victims are all experiencing a #dream(s) like state, where memory and time are blurred. Gorgeous writing, thought provoking premise. I really enjoyed this hypnotic read.
Sounds interesting. People begin to get infected with a strange new illness, a sleeping illness. Those that fall asleep can‘t be woken up. But, doctors soon find out that their brain activity is heightened and more aware than when awake. So, the question is, what is going on, what are they dreaming about?
This is not your typical sci fi sickness dystopian novel. This novel is a slow burn and the journey of a town through an unexplainable tragedy. You won‘t get too connected to any of the characters and there are many. You‘ll only be experiencing the sickness as others do. The ride is quite worth the effort you have to put in to hang on. There isn‘t much plot, but stick with it for the slow burn.
This is the way the world ends,
This is the way the world ends,
Not with a bang but a whimper.
Something about this book reminds me of T.S. Elliot. It's both melancholy and strong. Both impossible yet feels like it could be real. Beautifully written.
Set in an idyllic small town in the woods, things soon become scary as people simply don't wake up. Who will be next and what are they dreaming?
#Booked2019 (Night-Oriented Title).