Sunday, October 18
Book Review:Sleep Donation
Author: Karen Russell
Pages: Ebook 145
Summary: A crisis has swept America. Hundreds of thousands have lost the ability to sleep. Enter the Slumber Corps, an organization that urges healthy dreamers to donate sleep to an insomniac. Under the wealthy and enigmatic Storch brothers the Corps’ reach has grown, with outposts in every major US city. Trish Edgewater, whose sister Dori was one of the first victims of the lethal insomnia, has spent the past seven years recruiting for the Corps. But Trish’s faith in the organization and in her own motives begins to falter when she is confronted by “Baby A,” the first universal sleep donor, and the mysterious “Donor Y.”
My Rating: 8/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: This was a quick, and eerie read. But overall, an enjoyable one. The idea behind it was rather creepy - sucking the sleep away from a baby to give to others. Disturbing, but well executed. It was different, but a good different.
Because it was a short read, there wasn't a lot of detail to the background and history of how society came to this point. Which was something I both liked and disliked about the book. I liked it because there was the mystery of the unknown, and it helped push the story on quickly. I disliked that aspect because there was that nagging part of me that wants to know a full detailed back story as to why things are the way they are. The characters were well written, but I wouldn't call the memorable. I don't have a favourite, or could say anyone of them pulled me into the book. The story was what made this book, not the characters, they weren't poorly written characters, by any stretch, they were just ones I didn't feel connected too.
Overall it was a great read.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, it was a quick read, creepy at times, but if you want a quick thriller to read, this one would be a good choice.
What to read next: The Positron E-Serial series by Margaret Atwood (or the Novel based off the eSeries)
Challenges: 100+ Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, Ebook Challenge, New Author Challenge