Sleepyhead

by Mark Billingham | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0316856967 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AwesomeAud of New Dundee, Ontario Canada on 6/9/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by AwesomeAud from New Dundee, Ontario Canada on Thursday, June 09, 2005
I got this 2001 trade paperback from the sale table at Wordsworth Books. It's a British police procedural mystery, which is not my cup of tea. The Bad Guy(tm) doesn't want to kill the women he attacks. The dead ones are the ones he gets wrong. He is trying to induce strokes and 'locked-in' syndrome, where the patient is unable to move or communicate, but is still totally consious. He believes he is 'freeing' them.

I didn't care for the detective, he is very self-centred. He is so sure he's right, contrary to all evidence, that it grates on my nerves, as well as the nerves of all the other characters. And for some reason the Bad Guy(tm) becomes obsessed with him, which just doesn't seem to make sense.

Journal Entry 2 by Antheras from Kitchener, Ontario Canada on Thursday, June 09, 2005
Thanks AwesomeAud! This has been on my wish list for quite a while. Yippee!

Journal Entry 3 by Antheras from Kitchener, Ontario Canada on Saturday, June 11, 2005
Found a second copy of this so I'm passing this on to HoserLauren.

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, May 28, 2006
I'm so excited about this book!! I've been looking forward to reading it!
Antheras passed it along to me at the Buffalo Meetup today!

Thanks so much :)

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Friday, January 12, 2007
The concept behind this mystery was pretty interesting. Rather than killing, the goal of the killer is to put the person into what is called 'locked-in' syndrome. This is when the person has full brain functionality but can't move any part of their body. Of course, he succeeds sometimes and fails (thus killing) other times. I liked that Alison, the girl in the locked-in state, became a character because her thoughts were portrayed to the reader. I can't really say I enjoyed Thorne, the main detective, or Anne, his lover. They were a bit egotistical for my tastes. And I agree with Audrey, it didn't make much sense that the killer was obsessed with Thorne. What exactly brought that on?
There were some other random things in the book that probably could have been left out, like Thorne's past. It didn't pay much of a role in the book then all the sudden he comes out and tells Anne his past. Who cares!?
I guessed the murderer before the book had ended, so yay me!

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, January 14, 2007
This book is now with me

Journal Entry 7 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, March 12, 2007
This book is about catching a person who unintentionally murders people instead of putting them in 'locked-in' syndrome, where they can think but are paralysed. Allison was a true brave soul who tried to communicate and the reader can really relate to her as the only living victim. I also felt the detective was arrogant and there seemed to be several parts of the story not fully explained. We got a snippet of his past but were left hanging and wondering about the rest. ****SPOILER**** Also as Thorne had saved Anne's daughter and herself why was the ending with regards to her and Thorne so unsatisfactory. The reader does not get the feeling they are really involved romantically. Why the murderer was so concerned with Thorne is an absolute mystery. I too guessed the murderer. Not a very satisfying mystery but the concept is interesting

Journal Entry 8 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Friday, March 16, 2007
I sent this off today to Pyan as a "hope to brighten your day" RABCK! :)
I hope you enjoy this Pam!!! :D

Journal Entry 9 by Pyan from Menasha, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, March 20, 2007
What a delightful surprise! Thanks SO much for thinking of me with not only this book, but the other wishlist book as well. You're the best!!

Journal Entry 10 by Pyan at Neal Diabetic Foot & Ankle Center in Appleton, Wisconsin USA on Monday, April 21, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (4/22/2008 UTC) at Neal Diabetic Foot & Ankle Center in Appleton, Wisconsin USA

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