This is fairly in depth but if you’re willing to invest a bit of time in it, it’ll be worth it. Fantastically well written and knowledgeable look into sleep. It is a surprisingly rich field of science and has relevance to all of us. I will be certainly aiming to get my 8 hours every night after this!
A very real contender for my favourite book. This was on my shelf having been recommended to me a while ago and was beginning to gather dust. Whenever it came to choosing a new book, I would skip it thinking it would be a bit of an effort. How stupid was I. This book gripped me from the beginning.The writing is breath-taking. Boyd has painted such an authentic picture of a man’s life that I have to keep reminding myself it is fiction. It’s got everything; humour, heart ache, reflection, history. Truly humbling and one of the greatest books I have ever read.
Great book this. Loved the retro espionage. I had not read a John le Carre novel before to my shame. It won’t be the last.
This book has some interesting ideas. I think it has even been made into a film. I’ve read another of Dave Egger’s books (Zeitoun) so I had high hopes for this. Unfortunately it came up a little short. It was as if it had been a little rushed. Despite the importance of the underlying ideas and the cool ending, it didn’t have the sophistication it needed. It all seemed a bit commercialised, as if it had been written for school children.
This is not a bad book. Goes over some of the basic science highlighting some of the pointless bits and pieces our bodies have produced. Certainly some aspects I had never thought of. Worth a read if you’re interested in this sort of thing but not a game-changer.