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The House of Sleep By Jonathan Coe

The House of Sleep
by 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; and Terry, the insomniac, spends his wakeful nights fuelling his obsession with movies.
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The House of Sleep by Jonathan Coe

The House of Sleep - Jonathan Coe's comic tale of love and obsession 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. . . Winner of the 1998 Prix Medicis Etranger, The House of Sleep is an intensely moving and frequently hilarious novel about love, obsession and sleep. '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 that make your heart ache' Guardian 'Fiercely clever, witty, wise, hopeful...a compellingly beautiful tale of love and loss' The Times Literary Supplement Jonathan Coe's novels are filled with biting political satire, moving and astute observations of life and hilarious set pieces that have made him one of the most popular writers of his generation. His other titles, The Accidental Woman, The Rotters' Club (winner of the Everyman Wodehouse prize), The Closed Circle, The Dwarves of Death, What a Carve Up! (winner of the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize) and The Rain Before it Falls, are all available as Penguin paperback.

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The House of Sleep Reviews


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 * Times Literary Supplement *
Remarkable ... a wonderful bedtime read * Sunday Times *
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 * Times Literary Supplement *
Remarkable ... a wonderful bedtime read * Sunday Times *

About Jonathan Coe


Jonathan Coe is the author of twelve novels, all published by Penguin, which include the highly acclaimed bestsellers What a Carve Up!, The House of Sleep,The Rotters' Club and Number 11.

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GOR001861750
The House of Sleep by Jonathan Coe
Jonathan Coe
Used - Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2008-05-19
352
0141033304
9780141033303
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.