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Sleep No More by Greg Iles
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Jul 17, 2007

it was ok
bookshelves: 2007

This book would make a good thriller/supernatural movie.

The book itself was rather disappointing, especially when the dust cover boasts Stephen King saying "This novel should come with a red wrapper marked DANGER: HIGH EXPLOSIVES."

One amusing repetition/recurrence in Sleep No More and Turning Angel is the hiring of ex-district attorney Penn Cage with one dollar here, and twenty dollars in the other tale, in order to secure attorney-client priviledge even if Mr Cage didn't really end up as the accused lawyer.

I found the premise of this tale extremely contrived. I'd buy it in a movie, but not in a book, or not as it plays out in *this* book, anyway! Characters are only a rickety rung above two-dimensional, and I never was able to empathize with John Waters despite his roller coaster emotional ride when someone who seems to be channeling his dead psycho ex girlfriend ensnares him in 2 weeks of hot sex and then dies in suspicious circumstances.

Go ahead and read it, just be prepared to not be impressed.
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Karien That is exactly how I felt - I finished the book and found I didn't believe a word of it - neither the story nor the characters convinced at all.

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