Saturday, February 20, 2010
Sleepless by Charlie Huston
I heard about it on NPR one day as I was driving home from work. The reviewer said it was a great book to help pass the long, cold winter nights. And damn was he ever right. Debi and I went to the bookstore that night and bought this book and I have no regrets.
It is about an infectious disease that makes the afflicted unable to sleep. A major drug company has a drug that can help symptoms, but not the underlying disease. Of course, supply can't meet demand. As more and more people become sleepless, culture changes dramatically and civilization falls apart. The cause of the infectious agent is truly fascinating. I love the science underlying this book. I have now become a science fiction fan. And I just bought another book by Charlie Huston.