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As They Slept
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 17 December 2012
Alright, well, maybe not quite true but what is true is that I struggled to put this down and it has done nothing to help my insomnia! 'As They Slept' is a well-observed collection of life experiences. Humorous, moving, and at times worrying but always entertaining. A fantastic first book from this talented 'young' writer - I eagerly await vol. II.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on 8 January 2013
It's Christmas, you've just found out you're pregnant so very very sober and an insomniac, so what do you do? You buy a book at 3 am for 0.77p that's what! LOVED this! It's an easy read, nothing to challenge too much but it's catchy as hell and you think you can put it down at any time. However have read this in three nights, trying not to read it as I didn't want it to finish. Such as simple concept but funny and truthful. Really looking forward to Part 2 just need to find another great read in the mean time. Suggestions? Please!!!!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 24 January 2013
I have just finished this book on my kindle & loved the concept of it, you feel like you have dived into someone's mind & witnessed all their thoughts & opinions on issues they think about during their daily life. Some laugh out loud moments, moments that just make you smile and some interesting ideas bought up throughout the book which makes you think why hasn't anyone else thought of that yet. You get a good feel of the person behind the words and you start to feel you've got to know him somehow. Very easy and enjoyable read! I'll be looking out for part 2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 February 2013
I didn't know what to expect when I bought this book - I just saw that it was selling incredibly well, and was intrigued by the concept.
How glad I am, that I discovered it! I read it in two sittings. From start to finish the book is light-hearted, yet covers all manner of human conditions; from wonderment to frustration to tragedy. Never taking itself too seriously - after all, it resulted from an argument on Facebook - this book charts the thoughts and feelings of one man on his daily commute - and through him, reveals all those little things that you or I might think about, that we assume no-one else does! Like why does the hairdresser just HAVE to chat to you constantly, and is product X REALLY 'New And Improved' - or are they just writing that on the box?!
I really, thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a tiny glimpse into the author's soul, as well as his morning commute. What makes a regular person tick - what is happening in his life, what upsets or annoys him, combined with a dash of off-beat philosophy.
I'm really looking forward to the next instalment, and I think that in ten, or twenty, or fifty year's time, this book will still be interesting - a window into what life was like for a typical London commuter.
And I have to admit, I also misheard the lyrics to 'Living On A Prayer' the first time - and for years (and years, and years!) I used to sing (sadly): "Gina was-a dying of aids..."
I dare you NOT to hear that the next time you play it!
:0)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 10 June 2013
brilliant andy's observations are excellent, i wouls recommend everyone to read it.
i have already told friends about it. well done
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed As They Slept. What a brilliant and unique way in which to write a book! His astute and witty observations on life have succeeded in making a series of seemingly ordinary events into incredibly entertaining ones. I also particularly love the quick turnaround of this book, and, by the sound of it, the next instalments between writing them and publishing them - finished writing it one week, published the next. He's not wasting time with edit after edit, nor discussing revisions with editors (not that it needs ANY editing or revising) but it makes the writing feel even more fresh and original, which is a rare and exciting treat. I'm really looking forward to following his commute for the rest of his year. Great stuff, Andy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 April 2013
I enjoyed the humour and randomness of chapters in this book. The concept of writing a chapter every commute whilst the other passengers sleep is quite a novel one and certainly not what I was expecting. I though the book would be about things that were happening around or to the passengers that were asleep. Anyway. The only thing I was dissapointed with was that the book starts with the explanation that this guy will write a chapter on every commute for a year but the book abruptly ends before the year is out with a promise of the second book coming soon - personally I'd have preferred it as one full book but hey ho. Probably won't bother reading the second part unless it's free.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 February 2013
I bought this book not knowing what it was about, as it was on special on my Kindle and had good reviews. I finished reading it within three hours as I could not put it down! It had me giggling away on my morning commute, gaining fairly odd looks from the other passengers! (At one stage I was trying so hard to stop laughing I had people moving seats not to be near me and my weird snorting noises). It is insightful and thoughtful, covering all sorts of topics, from the comical and pointless thoughts that go through your mind while on the train, to serious and moving observations about life. I have recommended this to all my friends, and can't wait to read the next instalment!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 August 2013
I love this book. I downloaded it before my holiday and read it in two sittings! I just couldn't put it down. It is a very funny read and the author is so in tune with how we all view life. He brings out the witty from the dullest of situations. Truly brilliant!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 February 2013
The most common time for me to read is when I go to bed and lately my reading list has been a little heavy with Richard Dawkins, Neitzche, and Kant. So i was looking for something wistfully humerous and easy going... I found it.

This isn't high art, this isn't deep philosophical reasoning, it is a nice lighthearted romp through someone's daily commute, it's interesting, funny, and thoroughly enjoyable.

Not only is it well written but I actually didn't want to put it down and indeed fell asleep with my kindle on my face. Well worth it, it would be a steal at twice the price. Highly recommended.
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