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House of Sleep, the (1997) [Novel]
by Jonathan Coe Rating: Weighted - 8.4 / Average - 8.5 of 10 (4 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

A group of students share a house in the eighties, fall in and out of love, and drift apart. A decade later they are drawn back together by a series of coincidences involving their obsession with sleep. Sarah is a narcoleptic who has dreams so vivid she mistakes them for real events; Robert has his life changed for ever by the misundestandings that arise 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 eradicate...

Original title: The House of Sleep
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEccentric People
FictionGeneral FictionMidlife Crises, Journeys Of Discovery

Edition #1: House of Sleep, the

House of Sleep, the (1997)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Moving a well as clever, pleasurable as well as smart ... it must be one of the best books of the year." Malcolm Bradbury, The Times
  • "A remarkable book ... not only a clever novel, but also one that creates a powerful, hypnotic emotional intensity ... Perhaps most strange of all, for a novel about insomniacs, The House Of Sleep is a wonderful bedtime read" Sunday Times
  • "This is a fiercely clever, witty novel, but it is also wise, generous and hopeful ... Coe has been compared to Peacock, Waugh and Wodehouse, but this novel shows he has outgrown even this distinguished lineage. A compellingly beautiful tale of love and loss" The Times Literary Supplement
  • "Energy, tenderness, social tenderness, all in a style that comes like breath ... One of the very best contemporary British novelists" Candia McWilliam, Independent on Sunday
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Manifested in:

House of Sleep, the (May 28, 1998)

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 0140250832
Pages: 352

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