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  • By: Jonathan Coe
  • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Sarah is a narcoleptic who has dreams so vivid she mistakes them for real events; Robert has had his life changed for ever by the misunderstandings arising from her condition; Terry, the insomniac, spends his wakeful nights fuelling his obsession with movies; and the increasingly unstable Dr Gregory Dudden sees sleep as a life-shortening disease which must be eradicated .

A group of students sharing a house. They fall in and out of love, they drift apart. Yet a decade later they are drawn back together by a series of coincidences involving their obsession with sleep - and each other ...

©2019 Jonathan Coe (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Splendidly disturbing (Anita Brookner)

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interesting but irritating

This book had an interesting premise, but felt that the characters weren't well rounded and quite stereo typed. I also felt the author wanted to showcase his vocabulary repertoire, which became irritating.

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