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The Dreamers In an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a freshman girl stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep and doesn t wake up She sleeps through the morning, into the evening Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her Neither can the paramedics who carry her away, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital Then a second girl falls asleep, and then another, and panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town As the number of cases multiplies, classes are canceled, and stores begin to run out of supplies A quarantine is established The National Guard is summoned Mei, an outsider in the cliquish hierarchy of dorm life, finds herself thrust together with an eccentric, idealistic classmate Two visiting professors try to protect their newborn baby as the once quiet streets descend into chaos A father succumbs to the illness, leaving his daughters to fend for themselves And at the hospital, a new life grows within a college girl, unbeknownst to her even as she sleeps A psychiatrist, summoned from Los Angeles, attempts to make sense of the illness as it spreads through the town Those infected are displaying unusual levels of brain activity,than has ever been recorded They are dreaming heightened dreams but of what New Read [ The Dreamers ] author [ Karen Thompson Walker ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • The Dreamers
  • Karen Thompson Walker
  • 08 May 2017
  • 0812984668

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  1. This was magic Highly recommend, but for a very specific audience If you enjoy having tons of characters that you don t necessarily get time to connect with or like and appreciate a vague, mysterious tone through to the endget to it 4.5 stars.

  2. These days, science doesn t take much interest in dreams. 2 stars I m rating this purely based on my personal enjoyment and connection with the narrative Some people are going to love this book I read Walker s The Age of Miraclesthan six years ago, didn t love it, but wanted to give her another try I know my tastes have changed Maybe even the author had changed, too As it turns out, my review of her debut is fairly similar to how I feel about The Dreamers, comma splices aside.This book is full of dr These days, science doesn t take much interest in dreams. 2 stars I m rating this purely based on my personal enjoyment and connection with the narrative Some people are going to love this book I read Walker s The Age of Miraclesthan six years ago, didn t love it, but wanted to give her another try I know my tastes have changed Maybe even the author had changed, too As it turns out, my review of her debut is fairly similar to how I feel about The Dreamers, comma splices aside.This book is full of dreamy hypnotic...

  3. This narrative style From the first paragraph I knew I was going to be so pulled into this story, whatever it was going to be, by the writing There is something about it, the way Karen Thompson Walker tells this story It s third person narrative and I felt removed as if I was watching this on film or on the stage but at the same time there s an intimacy that affords the reader a connection to these characters, their fears, their loneliness, their pasts, and their dreams from this deep sleep This narrative style From the first paragraph I knew I was going to be so pulled into this story, whatever it was going to be, by the writing There is something about it, the way Karen Thompson Walker tells this story It s third person narrative and I felt removed as if I was watching this on film or on the stage but at the same time there s an intimacy that affords the reader a connection to these characters, their fears, their loneliness, their pasts, and their dreams from this deep sleep While this felt very visual, I didn t find the language to be overly descriptive It was clear and concise and beautiful In a small town of Santa Lora, California the sleep sickness, caused by a virus first hits a college dorm One by one they are taken to the hospital, until some doctors and nurses fall into this sleep, and the hospital as well as the dorm are placed under quarantine and then the library where overflow patients are taken and the gym wher...

  4. It is much harder for me to write a review of a book that I did not like rather than one I loved I do not usually read science fiction fantasy or whatever genre this would be assigned to but the reviews were so good for this novel I decided to give it a try Possible spoilers The premise is not a new one There have been many books written and movies made of a virus or some alien illness infecting humans and making them behave in one way or another In this case whatever It is much harder for me to write a review of a book that I did not like rather than one I loved I do not usually read science fiction fantasy or whatever genre this would be assigned to but the reviews were so good for this novel I decided to give it a try Possible spoilers The premise is not a new one There have been many books written and movies made of a virus or some alien illness infecting humans and making them behave in one way or another In this case whatever this is, makes humans fall into a deep sleep Doctors have them hooked up for hydration and they show high levels of brain activity, but what does it all mean It starts in the dorm of a college town in Santa Lora, California, a very idyllic setting The book initially had me hooked, I kept reading to see where it was all going to lead At first it is just the college students being infected...

  5. An epidemic of perpetual sleep strikes a small town Many are trapped not by a captor, but by their own slumber I was captivated immediately from page one A frightful opening made me ever so curious to read onThis author s writing style was mesmerizing and magical I was absorbed in her words and the fictional town in California Literary fiction at its best without needless side stories or wasted dialogue The story flows effortlessly and I adored it.It begins with some college dorm studenA An epidemic of perpetual sleep strikes a small town Many are trapped not by a captor, but by their own slumber I was captivated immediately from page one A frightful opening made me ever so curious to read onThis author s writing style was mesmerizing and magical I was absorbed in her words and the fictional town in California Literary fiction at its best without needless side stories or wasted dialogue The story flows effortlessly and I adored it.It begins with some college dorm students falling ill, into a sleepliness, a dizziness, a state of dreaming As the sleep virus spreads so does the frequency of townspeople wearing hospital masks and blue latex gloves There is a growing buzz of panic and gloom Some of terrified of the sensation of sleepiness Nathaniel believes that hysteria over the illness is the real disease of the era As the cases balloon out of control, no one can stop the unstoppable dreaming state Some believe it could be a hoax W...

  6. 3.5We sleep in order to forget Sadly I didn t love this as much as everyone else seems to It looked like it would be right up my street a strange illness overcomes a small town in California and people are falling asleep, not waking up for anything But unfortunately I was still left disappointed.The Dreamers follows a collection of characters constantly flicking between them From the college students where the virus first appears, to two young girls living alone in a hous 3.5We sleep in order to forget Sadly I didn t love this as much as everyone else seems to It looked like it would be right up my street a strange illness overcomes a small town in California and people are falling asleep, not waking up for anything But unfortunately I was still left disappointed.The Dreamers follows a collection of characters constantly flicking between them From the college students where the virus first appears, to two young girls living alone in a house after their father falls ill, a single father with his 6 week old baby terrified that if he succumbs to the sickness, his daughter will die.My main gripe, which is always the same gripe with books of this nature is view spoiler we never find out the caus...

  7. 4.5 College A time when teens begin the transformation into adulthood Truly, just teenagers experiencing life away from home for the first time Wide eyed excitement, anticipation and seemingly endless opportunities the world has to offer them.But at an un assuming, small college in Santa Lora California, that idyllic life is about to change forever.When Kara comes home unusually early from a night of drinking, she slips quietly into her dorm, and climbs into her bunkb 4.5 College A time when teens begin the transformation into adulthood Truly, just teenagers experiencing life away from home for the first time Wide eyed excitement, anticipation and seemingly endless opportunities the world has to offer them.But at an un assuming, small college in Santa Lora California, that idyllic life is about to change forever.When Kara comes home unusually early from a night of drinking, she slips quietly into her dorm, and climbs into her bunkbed The next morning, her roommate Mei can t wake her from what seems like a deep, drunken slumber It s not long before everyone realizes this is only the beginning, as others begin to drift away into the same deep, deep sleep.Are these students playing a college prank Copying each others behavior Or does the town need to take thisseriously This book had me hooked from start to finish It seemed to have, pa...

  8. Confession time I m a total hypochondriac I don t watch medical shows, because I ve convinced myself I m dying of things it s medically impossible for me to contract I caught a bad cold two days after finishing The Stand , and I was convinced the end was near I m a mess.Needless to say, it might not have been the best idea to finish Karen Thompson Walker s The Dreamers just before bed, but luckily I m here to tell you about it The only way to tell some stories is with the olde Confession time I m a total hypochondriac I don t watch medical shows, because I ve convinced myself I m dying of things it s medically impossible for me to contract I caught a bad cold two days after finishing The Stand , and I was convinced the end was near I m a mess.Needless to say, it might not have been the best idea to finish Karen Thompson Walker s The Dreamers just before bed, but luckily I m here to tell you about it The only way to tell some stories is with the oldest, most familiar words this here, this is the breaking of a heart Another semester of college has started in a sleepy Southern California town Kara leaves a party one night saying she doesn t feel well Everyone figures she s probably had too much to drink She gets into bed and falls asleep She s still asleep when her roommate, Mei, ...

  9. Me Liking a sci fi book It s true And no, I did not undergo electric shock therapy This book is almost pogo stick worthy, it s so damn good I don t even know what category this book fits into To me, it s not pure sci fi, really Is there such a thing as disaster books, like there are disaster movies Because that s what it is It s not about aliens or weird gadgets it s about a virus, a sleeping sickness, that takes over a college town Maybe it should be called sci fi light Well, whatever Me Liking a sci fi book It s true And no, I did not undergo electric shock therapy This book is almost pogo stick worthy, it s so damn good I don t even know what category this book fits into To me, it s not pure sci fi, really Is there such a thing as disaster books, like there are disaster movies Because that s what it is It s not about aliens or weird gadgets it s about a virus, a sleeping sickness, that takes over a college town Maybe it should be called sci fi light Well, whatever we want to call it, this book is excellent And what makes it so excellent is that it s character driven something I don t usually associate with a sci fi book.There are about ten or so characters Every single one is well drawn and likeable, and each one evoked my sympathy Most of the story revolves around a couple with a newborn, a survivalist father and h...