There were parts that were intriguing, and parts that flowed, but for the most part it wasn't my cuppa. It's pretty obvious at the beginning what's going on and what's going to happen. I think the twists and shocks may have read a lot more, you know, twisty and shocking five years ago, but for me it was pretty predictable.
As a li Not bad. As a life-long insomniac, I did find the premise really interesting but I thought the execution ha was Not bad, really, but it could have been so much more. The potential didn't pan out, I didn't think. I'm very "eh" about it, obviously. I may try 'The List' or one of his Jack Daniels stories, but not right away. May 13, Natasa rated it really liked it Shelves: Just like all J. Konrath's books, I can't not to like it.
It was fun and I listened to the audio book version which was a nice change as so far I've been reading all his work. Oct 05, The Nate Gatsby rated it liked it. Entertaining, but there was little when it came to plot and the writing was average. Jan 20, Elli Andrews rated it it was ok. A new drug N-Som has been developed that gets eliminates the need for sleep, however the side effects might be more severe than advertised. Disturb is a medical thriller with a very interesting premise but unfortunately it doesn't deliver.
I think the best summary of the book actually comes from the Author himself in his afterward. He explains that Disturb came after a list of rejected novels, and as a result, he decided to write a 'by-the-numbers, straightforward, homogenous thriller' which his A new drug N-Som has been developed that gets eliminates the need for sleep, however the side effects might be more severe than advertised.
He explains that Disturb came after a list of rejected novels, and as a result, he decided to write a 'by-the-numbers, straightforward, homogenous thriller' which his agent didn't think was good enough to send out to publishers. After having more success with other titles Konrath decided to self publish on his website and Amazon. I think this best sums up what I thought of the book, the characters are under-developed which I guess makes it easier seeing as how many of them end up dying! Every chapter seems to end with a cliff-hanger with either someone dying or you thinking someone has died which leads to there being no stakes in the plot.
Overall I got it for free and therefore there was nothing lost but Konrath mentions that 'there isn't much of me in the book', and I really do think that he should have a go at rewriting it in a style he is happier with - it's an interesting premise which should be explored further!
Jan 29, Tere Fredericks rated it it was amazing. Disturbing is Better Although this has J.
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Konrath's name to it, it is more a Jack Kilborn book.. Disturbing is more like it. Much in the way of Robin Cook, this takes real technology and makes it dark. It literally took me only two hours to read. Barely breathing the irony is intended. I simply cannot give a more in-depth review than that. As I have mentioned in other reviews, I normally take notes while I'm reading.
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Makes writing the review much easier. I was not able to do that this time. I Disturbing is Better Although this has J. I barely looked up when my husband brought me a cup of tea, and when he came back an hour later, I hadn't touched it. Be prepared to be mesmerized by this book. Set aside time to read it. Don't read before you go to sleep. That will make sense as you do read.
This is a creepy, horrifying book, just the way I like them. Jun 13, Charles Ray rated it it was amazing. The FDA sends Dr. Bill May to fast track approval of a new drug that supposedly eliminates the need to sleep. The problem is, though, N-SOM has some hidden, and extremely dangerous side effects.
A gripping medical thriller that will keep you awake—pun intended—and cause you to forever take the TV ads from big pharma with a large shaker of salt. I give it four and a half stars. Jan 19, Bob rated it liked it Shelves: This was an okay thriller, which is sort of an oxymoron. If it's not real exciting is it really a thriller?
Well, whatever it was, it was okay. The plot was less than believable. Unlike most medical thrillers that sound like they could happen, this was beyond what i consider credible. A pharmaceutical company comes up with a pill that eliminates the need for sleep. As the FDA prepares to approve the drug, the scientists who developed the pill start getting killed off.
That much all sounds reason This was an okay thriller, which is sort of an oxymoron. That much all sounds reasonable, i suppose, but when you add to it a split personality killer, brains being stolen, etc. Konrath is no Robin Cook. Jun 27, Alfred J. Coscia rated it liked it. Readable But Not Outstanding The book had a plot that was good, but seemed to have too much in it for the story to flow.
I am a fan of Konrath but this just did not seem to measure up to other books. I enjoyed some aspects, but neither characters or the storyline stand out. Maybe it needed an editor to pull together the brilliant aspects and oust the borderline ridiculous ideas. It is okay, but not his best work. Dec 23, Michael rated it did not like it.
I began by wanting to read the whole series. Now I'm wondering if I will read any more.
There's something psychopathic about killing off the characters one by one. Just as soon as I became fond of a character, proof! That character is gone. I'm taking a vacation from the series. Perhaps a very long one. Jan 20, Kaamil rated it it was amazing. Brilliant book I was completely absorbed into the plot. The characters, their thoughts and their emotions.
The plot developed well and I learned several new terms whilst reading this novel. However, I made it to the end, and just before it was all over, my dreams came crashing down.
Brilliant story, average ending. Jun 24, Christine Bishop rated it really liked it. N-SOM will completely replace sleeping but their are some very disturbing things in how the drug is made and it's test subjects. This is not as creepy as some of Konrath other books but it will definitely make you jump in some places. May 09, Patty rated it it was amazing. This book was very good. It is about a new pill that keeps you awake. They are doing human clinical trials and the results are not good. There is a lot of violence and killing, but for some that leads to their ultimate high.
Apr 24, Lorraine rated it it was amazing. Disturb was a Disturbing read Konrath at his best!! Disturb is a wicked read, full of all kinds of havoc, from start to finish!! Not for the weak of heart All kinds of death, appear in this book. Read with the lights on Jun 11, Lisa Stethem rated it really liked it. This book did not disappoint. Jan 02, Nicole rated it liked it. The book was good with lots of twists and turns right up until the end when it leaves it open ended. Dec 24, barbara wilson rated it it was amazing.
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The best medical thriller in a long time!!!! This is so good that I stopped reading at chapter 31 to write this review it had so many twists. I would tell anyone that enjoys a good med thriller this is it! Mar 12, Craig rated it really liked it. What am unbelievable page Turner this was. I read it in less than 24 hours! I loved the premise of the plot. Dec 03, Jerry Palmer rated it liked it.
Interesting plot with some twists along the way.
Imagine if you could take one pill everyday and never have to sleep again? Nothing could possibly go wrong, right? May 24, Janet rated it really liked it. May 07, Eileen rated it really liked it. Apr 29, Miriam rated it liked it. May 02, Debra H.
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