Monday, June 21, 2010

Sleepless

Neuropathologist Henry Brown, MD, PhD (pictured) recommends the novel Sleepless by Charlie Huston to those in the neuropathology community with an interest in the fatal insomnias. A review on Amazon.com describes the book as a "thriller set in a postapocalyptic Los Angeles, [where] a devastating illness renders the afflicted unable to sleep. In about a year, those with SLP (as the sleepless illness is known) deteriorate and die." Dr. Brown says that the novel may be "a little out there for some of our neuropathologists, perhaps", but a good read nonetheless.

1 comment:

Agent 86 said...

Pre-test:

“Just as during the insomnia plague, as Ursula came to remember during those days, the calamity itself inspired defenses against boredom.”