↠´ One Among the Sleepless ☆ Download by Ä Mike Bennett Quirky and dark hudMike Bennett has his finger on the pulse of what creates multifaceted characters that sometimes do the strangest things.
An amazing voice both literally and figuratively.
There s no one else quite like him.
It s really hard to describe this book If you like slice of life, thrillers, and those stories that weave threads of character s lives together you would like this book It s got some somewhat dry british humor, and such an honest depiction of all of the characters.
I listened to the podiobook, read by the author and he does an AMAZING job and I highly recommend listening to it, if you want to read this book.
This is so damn funny, Mike s characterisations are perfect I am on my third listening, thank goodness for a terrible memory interesting read,character driven then I expected but would have likedanswers at the end.
I found this by complete accident as a podcast After the first episode chapter I was hooked.
I loved the audio quality and the character development I did feel like the ending was rushed, so I didn t like that much but otherwise it was a great, surprising little find I feel like I ve dated a Gaz, been friends with a Kay, and married a Mick Definitely NOT for consumption of children and is DEFINITELY NSFW Now to get wake me up before you go go out of my head.
I first listened to this as one of Mike s podcasts and decided to buy the text version too Love, death and Raleigh choppers in Brighton provides the backdrop for a cracking little tale of suburban nigtmares
From the outset, the story seems like a down to earth tale about relatively normal people living their lives in relatively normal ways Then the book gradually takes a turn for the weird, gets stranger, and then goes onto rather cleverly bouncing back and forth between absurdity and utter normality In a strange way the book never feels too ridiculous or unlikely, even at the heights of its absurdity.
The book has a collection of interesting characters They don t develop much, but they don t need to they serve their purpose very well, and drive the story onward Some of the characters are thoroughly likable, charming, and witty people Others are horrible, strange, mad, or all of the above These elements are balanced rather well.
It has to be mentioned that this book has quite a large amount of debauchery in it Thankfully it never seems out of place Occasionally overdone, yes, but very deliberately so, and only to create the sense of excessiveness, and sometimes absurdity, that is called for in many of the book s scenes.
My biggest problem with the book is the ending While it wasn t bad, it seemed to fizzle out, giving the impression of ending without the story being quite finished I m all for open endings, but this seemed incomplete rather than open It didn t leave me guessing, but rather left me just not knowing It didn t even leave me with the feeling of anything being unresolved It just stopped In a story revolving so heavily around characters, it would be nice to have a littleclosure for at least some of them.
Overall One Among the Sleepless was a very enjoyable read It s not for everyone, but if you aren t easily offended, if you like slightly strange stories, and if you feel like a quick, darkly funny, entertaining, very British piece of good fun, you could do much worse.
What a weird book I started it and was one third through and was about to stop reading it, but something drove me to read someIt took the author some time before it hooked me and I am glad I didn t give up This is the story of people living in a building, and when peeping through their doors we find all types of different people, all of them weird, by the way The author had vivid imagination to create all these characters, from wild guys who spend their time stoned and having the time of their life The weirdest character of all, Adam, is frightening and gave me the goosebumps The only criticism is that I think that Adam should have been developed deeper I would have liked to know his background to know what tiggered his behavior This character had muchpotential.
SEX, DEATH, AND NOISY NEIGHBOURS A Killer Has Come To Town The Victims Are Connected Each Pointing To The Next, As If In Answer To The Question Who Is The One Is It Peter Reynolds Mild Mannered Office Clerk Pouring Petrol Through His Neighbour S Letterbox In The Middle Of The Night Is It Wayne Dolan A Man Whose Sexual Fantasies About His Neighbour Spiral Into Dangerous Obsession When He Learns Of Her Secret Life As A Dominatrix Or Is It Gaz Leader Of Three Friends Who Love Nothing Than Sex, Weed And Partying All Women Are Easy Prey For His Charms All Except Sally And The One Who Doesn T Want Him, Is The One He Has To Have Whether She Likes It Or NotMick Nixon Has To Find The Connection, Because People Are Disappearing And If He And Sally Are Ever Going To Share Than Just Lunch, He D Better Hurry Up, Or They Could Be NextA Dark, Funny, And At Times Horrific Ride, One Among the Sleepless Is A Thriller Set Just Below The Surface Of Suburban Existence You Ll Laugh, You Ll Cry, You Ll Throw It Through Your Neighbour S Window Tied To A House Brick A Tale That S Harder To Put Down Than A Delicious Bad Habit Walt Kolenda Examiner One Among the Sleepless Is A Contemporary Fiction Novel Set In Brighton, England About Sex, Death And Noisy Neighbors A Thriller With A Rich Vein Of Dark Humor That Flows From Both The Narrative And The Dialogue Of The Characters It S A Largely Character Driven Story The People And Their Various Shifting Relationships Compel The Plot Forward Through Sometimes Subtle, Sometimes Brutal Plot Twists Towards The Final, Nail Gnawing Climax An original and often amusing tale of urban life It felt a bit dated to me, as if it were written some time before 2007 when it was made into a podcast I also felt some of the characters were a little stock and their motivations not always entirely believable If this were a text novel, I think it would be a 3 star book That said, Mike Bennett s podcast production, wit and performance elevate it into something very enjoyable I think there is also a leson to be learned for those working hard on making a podcast a little recapping goes a very long way.