- The Sleeping Sickness
- European P. Douglas
- February 22, 2022
- James Daniel Burkdoll
I groaned when I realized this was a plague story. I’m glad I kept listening though. It’s easily one of the most creatively fleshed out stories I’ve listened to or read.
In a world where dreaming about somebody can lead to them getting killed, everything is different. The world as a whole feels well thought out and planned, as readers would have a lot of questions as to how things work now.
People have to wear masks to protect their identity, people watch old movies where all of the actors are known to be dead already. Some try to commit suicide by having people dream of them. Easily the most interesting to me are the memory murderers. The people who kill anybody who has ever known them to prevent people from dreaming about them.
Easily the least interesting aspect of this book are the protagonists. Their journey is interesting, but as people, I couldn’t give less of a damn about them. The premise alone is what carried the book for me though. The premise could span an entire series set from the perspective of different people all over the world as their stories would all be easily different.
I didn’t take any notes on the narration, which is usually a good thing. If I couldn’t find anything to cumplain about, then the narration was overall decent at the very least.
NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.