The Dreamers

The Dreamers

In an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a freshman girl stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep?and doesn?t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics who carry her away, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. Then a second girl falls asleep, and then another, and In an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a freshman girl stumbles into her dorm room, falls a...

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Title:The Dreamers
Author:Karen Thompson Walker
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:The Dreamers
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:303 pages pages

The Dreamers Reviews

  • Cheri
    Nov 08, 2018
    4.5 Stars ?We all end in the ocean We all start in the streams We're all carried along By the river of dreams ?In the middle of the night? -- The River of Dreams, Billy Joel, Songwriters: Billy Joel ?Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream.? ?...
  • JanB
    Dec 24, 2018
    4.5 stars A fantastic buddy read with my friend Marialyce, thisbeautifullywritten book hit all the right notes with everything I love in a novel. The premise is not a new one but the story Thompson writes is unique and compelling. What makes this book different is the thoughtful...
  • Elyse Walters
    Jan 30, 2019
    Enter la-la land..... This was a fascinating-eerie story. Mysterious right from the beginning. Head-scratching puzzle of a novel.... We keep hearing how important sleep is- that lack of sleep is the cause for many health issues. Perhaps this college town with hundreds sleeping ...
  • Annet
    Apr 13, 2019
    A rather quiet (well, they are sleeping & dreaming aren't they :-)) apocalyptic read and I liked it. The way it is written, quiet, not much of big dramatic action which is often seen in dystopian novels, it is a quiet although also an emotional report of a drama unfolding in Califo...
  • Marialyce
    Dec 24, 2018
    4.5 stars ?To sleep, perchance to dream? and dream and dream and dream..... Sometimes a book can force you into places you only take a moment to think about. At other times, a book can bring you to places where your brain engages thinking in many diverse directions long after t...
  • Esil
    Jan 06, 2019
    I stepped right out of my comfort zone with The Dreamers. I usually stay miles away from anything that has a sci-fi or surreal feel. But I read so many positive reviews of The Dreamers that I became curious. And I must confess that I had requested an advance copy without realizing what...
  • Diane S ☔
    Jan 07, 2019
    3.5 Memories, dreams and a mysterious illness. It starts at the local college where a young girl cannot be woken. After that it spreads daily, until the entire town is quarantined. Not enough doctors, nurses, patients are taken to different places after the hospital fills up. Patients,...
  • Susanne  Strong
    Nov 21, 2018
    4.25 Stars. In Santa Lora, California, a College Student, named Kara, falls into a deep dream filled sleep. No one can wake her. She is the first of many. Mei was Kara?s roommate, she and several other survivors on Kara?s floor, including a teenager named Matthew, have been ...
  • Emily May
    Jan 07, 2019
    These days, science doesn?t take much interest in dreams. 2 stars. I'm rating this purely based on my personal enjoyment and connection with the narrative. Some people are going to love this book. I read Walker's The Age of Miracles more than six years ago, didn't love it, but...
  • Angela M
    Jan 11, 2019
    This narrative style! From the first paragraph I knew I was going to be so pulled into this story, whatever it was going to be, by the writing. There is something about it, the way Karen Thompson Walker tells this story. It?s third person narrative and I felt removed as if I was wa...
  • Ova - Excuse My Reading
    Sep 01, 2018
    Now there's a guarantee I am giving to you: If you liked Station Eleven you will love this book. I have never heard of Karen Thompson Walker before, but felt intrigued by the book description on NetGalley. I am so glad I have read this book. It is one of the fabulous finds, a book ...
  • Larry H
    Jan 19, 2019
    Confession time: I'm a total hypochondriac. I don't watch medical shows, because I've convinced myself I'm dying of things it's medically impossible for me to contract. I caught a bad cold two days after finishing The Stand , and I was convinced the end was near. I'm a mess. Needle...
  • Andrew Smith
    Jan 24, 2019
    Something strange is happening in the college town of Santa Lora, tucked away in the hills some 70 miles from Los Angeles. A student from the college has failed to wake up, it?s isn?t that she?s died in her sleep it?s just that she?s slept on?and on. She?s been taken to t...
  • Marchpane
    Nov 09, 2018
    The Dreamers begins with an epigraph from Jose Saramago?s Blindness: That night, the blind man dreamt that he was blind. It?s an apt choice for more reasons than one. While Blindness is a much more stylistically experimental, political & violent book, The Dreamers shares ...
  • Carol
    Mar 11, 2019
    Another winner for Karen Thompson Walker! Thought I was reading Stephen King there for a bit. The scariest things sometimes are NOT visible to the naked eye, but appear in our dreams. Something has happened in the small, isolated town of Santa Lora, population 12,106. "At first they bl...
  • Debbie
    Jan 31, 2019
    Me? Liking a sci-fi book? It?s true! And no, I did not undergo electric shock therapy. This book is almost pogo-stick worthy, it?s so damn good. I don?t even know what category this book fits into. To me, it?s not pure sci-fi, really. Is there such a thing as disaster book...
  • Tooter
    Mar 06, 2019
    I fully expected not to love this book as it's not my choice of genre. But I found myself really looking forward to reading each night as it was very well written and riveting. Highly recommend, even if it's not a genre that you normally read. ...
  • Karen
    Jan 06, 2019
    What is going on in Santa Lora, California?! At the University, a young college girl comes home to her dorm, so tired ..., collapses in bed and doesn?t wake up..no one can wake her, not even the doctors at her hospital. This comes to be some kind of virus attacking first a handful...
  • Kaceey
    Nov 24, 2018
    4.5* College. A time when teens begin the transformation into adulthood... Truly, just teenagers experiencing life away from home for the first time. Wide-eyed excitement, anticipation and seemingly endless opportunities the world has to offer them. But at an un-assuming, small col...
  • Charlotte May
    Feb 28, 2019
    So it says for fans of Station Eleven (which I LOVED) and Never let me Go (of which I wasn't a fan). So we shall see how this one goes :) Library copy available for pick up ...
  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
    Dec 05, 2018
    It is much harder for me to write a review of a book that I did not like rather than one I loved. I do not usually read science fiction/fantasy or whatever genre this would be assigned to but the reviews were so good for this novel I decided to give it a try. The premise is not a ne...
  • Umut Reviews
    Feb 04, 2019
    This is a sci-fi book that mainly focuses on the social effects of a disease that is impacting a college town causing long, unpreventable sleep and vivid dreams. It starts with Kara, one of the girls in the dorm, coming back to her room, falling asleep and not waking up. Mei, her room...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    Jan 28, 2019
    This was magic. Highly recommend, but for a very specific audience. If you enjoy having tons of characters (that you don't necessarily get time to connect with or "like") and appreciate a vague, mysterious tone through to the end...get to it. 4.5 stars. ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Dec 20, 2018
    4 genre spanning stars! ? ? ? ? The Dreamers is a different sort of read for me, and I?m grateful I read it. The premise? A disease is affecting a college town causing unstoppable sleep and vividly strange dreams. It all starts at a university in Southern California w...
  • Holly  B
    Feb 01, 2019
    An epidemic of perpetual sleep strikes a small town. Many are "trapped" not by a captor, but by their own slumber. I was captivated immediately from page one. A frightful opening made me ever so curious to read on... This author's writing style was mesmerizing and magical...
  • Navidad Thélamour
    Jan 09, 2019
    The eyelids flutter. The breathing is irregular. The muscle tone is visibly slack. With each new patient?these signs that the sleepers might be dreaming. Karen Thompson Walker?s sophomore novel, The Dreamers, took me by storm. Excuse the clich, but it swept me up inside of an ...
  • Tammy
    Jul 31, 2018
    This is the sophomore effort from Walker and is broader in scope than her first novel, The Age of Miracles. A sleeping sickness sweeps across a college dorm and spreads beyond the confines of the campus. Many people, at different stages of life, fall asleep and dream. This is an unnatu...
  • Michelle
    Jan 10, 2019
    In the small town of Santa Lora, CA, on a college campus just like any other in America, a girl comes home from a party claiming not to feel well. The next day she never awakens. As the days and weeks progress others begin to fall asleep unable to be roused. Now it extends beyond the c...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Apr 11, 2019
    4.5 stars! A beautifully written, spellbinding story! Santa Lora is a small college-town community. A quiet town where not much happens, until a sleeping epidemic starts. Beginning within the college dormitory, students begin to fall into a deep sleep, leaving them in a semi-conscio...
  • Matt
    Feb 24, 2019
    I picked up ?The Dreamers? because the premise sounded very similar to one of my favorite books, ?The Leftovers? by Tom Perrotta. ?The Leftovers? follows the lives of characters that find themselves questioning their existence after millions of people vanish from Earth with...