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4.0 out of 5 stars It'll keep you awake
The zombie apocalypse is literally upon us. That is, there are enough literary works on the theme out there to keep us awake for years.

This one’s exceptionally literate, though. And it’s all about staying awake…for good. Insomnia’s the plague in Black Moon, an epidemic of sleeplessness that turns everyone into irritable sods struggling...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Black Moon
If we didn’t sleep, what would we become? In this book, the author makes a study of a group of disparate people in a world where some (but not all) people are no longer able to sleep. First there is frustration, then disorientation, then fury at those who can still find peace in sleep. Those who sleep must hide it from those who do not. What would humanity...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Black Moon, 18 April 2014
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This review is from: Black Moon (Hardcover)
If we didn’t sleep, what would we become? In this book, the author makes a study of a group of disparate people in a world where some (but not all) people are no longer able to sleep. First there is frustration, then disorientation, then fury at those who can still find peace in sleep. Those who sleep must hide it from those who do not. What would humanity become if this happened? We follow the paths of a number of different people – Biggs, whose wife Carolyn can’t sleep; Chase, whose friend Jordan thinks there’s a way to make money from people’s insomnia; Lila, escaping from her insomniac parents; Felicia, working with a group of researchers to try to find a cure to the insomnia.

I had high hopes for this book and they were nearly realised; but about two-thirds of the way through the book the narrative seemed to go off into a tailspin – weird dreams, seemingly unrelated narrative, mystic foretelling and eerie premonitions. I’m still not quite sure where the story ended up going; I read the book from first page to last, but the end of the story didn’t somehow seem related to the beginning at all. There was the germ of a great idea in here, but I don’t think it met its potential – a pity.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It'll keep you awake, 16 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Black Moon (Hardcover)
The zombie apocalypse is literally upon us. That is, there are enough literary works on the theme out there to keep us awake for years.

This one’s exceptionally literate, though. And it’s all about staying awake…for good. Insomnia’s the plague in Black Moon, an epidemic of sleeplessness that turns everyone into irritable sods struggling to work out what’s real as their minds race and nurture nasty thoughts about the few who can still get a good night’s kip.

Sounds daft but it’s not; there’s a stack of deep themes going on here, served up with some seriously nightmarish scenes.
Pleasant dreams!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good story, ending rushed, 19 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Black Moon (Hardcover)
Great storyline but the end felt rushed and unfinished. Was a shame as it captivated me to read in one sitting but the ending was disappointing.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Apocalypse by insomnia, 3 May 2014
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This is a fantastic read.
Overall, the story paces extremely well and the narrative structure fits with the break down of time as society succumbs to sleeplessness.
What Calhoun really captures are the results of prolonged sleep deprivation.
The break down of language, logic and the inevitable confusion between dreams and reality as the two overlap in the minds of the afflicted.
At times darkly funny and at times harrowing and tragic, the book stayed with me after I'd finished reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great storyline but poor ending, 24 Mar. 2014
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Good storyline but skipped over some major events in the story and poor ending. Some events left to the imagination and I would of preferred the authors description.
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