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The House of Sleep
The House of Sleep | Jonathan Coe
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Sarah is a narcoleptic who has dreams so vivid she mistakes them for real events; Robert has his life changed for ever by the misunderstandings arising 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 be eradicated . . . A group of students sharing a house. They fall in and out of love, they drift apart. Yet a decade later they are drawn back together by a series of coincidences involving their obsession with sleep - and each other . . . 'Moving, clever, pleasurable, smart . . . one of the best books of the year.' Malcolm Bradbury, The Times 'There are bits that make you laugh out loud and others which make your heart ache.' Guardian 'Fiercely clever, witty, wise, hopeful . . . a compellingly beautiful tale of love and loss.' The Times Literary Supplement
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arlenefinnigan
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squirrelbrain Sounds good - have you read it? 1mo
arlenefinnigan @squirrelbrain yes, it's excellent. Jonathan Coe is such a good writer. 1mo
Cinfhen Im pretty sure this is the same author I looked for last week at the book store. They didn‘t have any of his novels 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen Sounds good!! 5mo
BarbaraBB This is such a good book! 5mo
arlenefinnigan @BarbaraBB aye. I love Jonathan Coe's writing. 5mo
Reviewsbylola I feel like I‘ve read this one but I‘m pretty sure I‘m just confusing it with a similar cover. 5mo
Mdargusch Perfect choice! 5mo
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arlenefinnigan
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Kalalalatja Stacked! This sounds so interesting 👏 12mo
arlenefinnigan @Kalalalatja it's great. I ♥️ Jonathan Coe. 12mo
Cinfhen It does sound good!!! The cover peaked my interest 12mo
BarbaraBB It‘s so good. I read it just a few weeks ago. You both will love it @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja 12mo
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BarbaraBB
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When I finished What a Carve Up! years ago I intended to read more by Coe but somehow never got to it. Why did I wait so long? It really is a great book.
Dr Dudde starts a clinic for patients with sleeping problems in the building were he used to live as a student with some others. Their shared past catches up with them and it is a wonderful story that I wanted to keep reading and that not disappointed for one minute.

(Pic: Panarea, Italy)

Cathythoughts Great review! Stacking 13mo
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts Thanks! I hope you‘ll read it one day! 13mo
Kalalalatja Seriously, I just want to follow in your foot steps! All the places in your photos look wonderful 😍 13mo
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BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja This island is gorgeous! One more stop and then back to Holland... 13mo
Cinfhen You‘ve been away for awhile!! I‘m loving your photos 😍😍😍 13mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen three whole weeks... seems like an eternity! 😘 (edited) 13mo
Cinfhen UH.MAY. ZING 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve been seeing your posts with envy, all great pics and the place looks wonderful! 13mo
BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you! We‘re having such a great time in Italy. One more day to go! 13mo
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rachaich
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Well. This had lots of unexpected twists and turns!
I liked it... was challenging at times to keep up eith the plot but easy to check back.

BarbaraBB I was just thinking of reading this one next! I guess I should?! 13mo
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rachaich
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Holiday reading has started.
Morning on a Cypriot beach, afternoon by the pool :)

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BarbaraBB
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Here they are, the six books I have planned to read for the third quarter of #Booked2018. Of course everything can still change, especially with prompts like #Blameitonlitsy and #Beachread!
Anyhow, I am looking forward to reading all of these!

Kalalalatja I really need to start planning for this, but I think the categories are hard! 😅 1y
Cinfhen I‘m super curious to hear about 1y
Cinfhen I think they are pretty easy @Kalalalatja which ones are causing you anxiety,? 1y
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Kalalalatja @Cinfhen set in school! I can‘t think of a single book. And diverse non-fiction, but that‘s more from an bounty of choices. And I don‘t think I have a book planned for LGBTQIA+ MC either 🤔 1y
jenniferw88 @Kalalalatja most of Alan Hollingsworth will work for lgbtqia+, and there's always Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe too. For school, Harry Potter, Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. 1y
saresmoore @Kalalalatja I‘ve read at least 4 books this year that were set at a school! The Idiot by Elif Betuman, Looking for Alaska by John Green, & Indecent by Corinne Sullivan were the better ones. Of course, there‘s also The Secret History by Donna Tartt and I‘ve just started Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay which I think will end up being excellent! 1y
Cinfhen @Kalalalatja You got some great recs already, I used this one for set at school which was good (edited) 1y
Cinfhen I‘ve been wanting to read your suggestion @saresmoore 1y
Cinfhen @Kalalalatja I used this one for LGBTQIA (edited) 1y
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja I can really recommend for LGBTQIA 1y
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja And for school, I liked 1y
Kalalalatja @jenniferw88 @saresmoore @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB thanks for the recommendations! Having thesis-brain makes it hard to make reading plans, so your suggestions are all really helpful 🙏 1y
batsy I'd also recomment this for set in school; fun and very readable :) 1y
BarbaraBB @batsy O wow, another Coe I haven‘t read! 1y
batsy It's a good one, @BarbaraBB ! And sorry @Kalalalatja I meant to tag you in my comment above :) 1y
Kalalalatja @batsy thanks! I‘ll have to check which ones I can get from my library 👍 1y
mhillis Great list 📚 I‘m thinking about reading Penance too 1y
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arlenefinnigan
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Cathythoughts 👍🏻nice one 1y
Cinfhen Not familiar but I love the cover 💕 1y
BarbaraBB My choice too, what a coincidence! 1y
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arlenefinnigan @BarbaraBB great minds 😉 1y
Mdargusch I love that you and @BarbaraBB both posted this as I have not heard of it. 1y
Reviewsbylola Sounds good! 1y
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arlenefinnigan
The House of Sleep | Jonathan Coe
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BarbaraBB I have this book on my TBR. Did you read it? What did you think? 2y
arlenefinnigan @BarbaraBB loved it.i love Jonathan Coe's writing and how he winds so many plot threads together. 2y
BarbaraBB Good to know. I couldn't find any reviews here. But I loved his 2y
Cinfhen That cover hooked me more than the blurb did...glad to hear you loved it! 2y
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arlenefinnigan
The House of Sleep | Jonathan Coe
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#lostloves #JubilantJuly
A great (and typically for Jonathan Coe, complex) story of unrequited love.
@RealLifeReading

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Inad
La casa del sonno | Jonathan Coe
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In pieno sole.☀️

Inad Peccato. Buone premesse, trama interessante. Mi è scaduto un po' verso la metà, quando praticamente capisci già tutto e il finale infatti ti delude perché te l'aspettavi esattamente così ma speravi comunque in una variazione inaspettata. :/ 3y
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