This Book Will Put You to Sleep
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
“A compendium of short, boring texts guaranteed to dull you into a peaceful slumber.” —Bustle
It is sadly true that it is not always easy to fall asleep. This gently amusing, highly effective anthology of soporific dullness has been carefully curated to put readers to sleep as quickly as possible. With stultifying illustrations and pages of sheep to count, this giftable godsend for the under-rested features dozens of snoozy short texts, including “The Motion of Sand Dunes,” “The Administrative Bureaucracy of the Byzantine Empire,” “White Noise: A Technical Explanation,” and many dozens more—though good luck reading very far on any one evening. Insomniacs will also appreciate “A Staring Contest with Fifty Cats,” “Some Interesting Mathematical Theorems,” “The Dullest Entries from Interesting Diaries,” and other zzzzzzzz.
“Often intriguing and a little addictive. For every line perfectly judged to knock you unconscious (‘Farmers and ecologists are among those who can benefit from a full understanding of the comparative rates of reproduction in insect pests’), there’s another to keep you up (‘There are no canals on the island of Guadalcanal’). You may well fall asleep after a page or two, but you’ll be back the next night for more.” —The Guardian
“A book of soporific pieces on such fascinating subjects as ‘A Few Facts About Roundabouts’ and ‘How Rocks Become Pebbles.’” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Available since: 10/02/2018.
Print length: 194 pages.