Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun

Black Moon

The world is slowly falling to an insomnia epidemic. Of those few who can sleep, some focus on a cure, others on reuniting with loved ones and some on getting rich. As five sleepers navigate a disintegrating world will any of them find what they seek?

The plot is thought provoking and suspenseful. Calhoun causes thought about the purpose of dreams, the nature of reality and modern life’s impact on humanity. There is suspense as the reader wonders if the sleepers will survive and find what they seek. Calhoun shows the characters as ordinary people, not superheroes, and that makes the reader care about them. Black Moon feels chillingly realistic. The sleepless are not cheesy zombies and the details of society falling apart feel believable. Black Moon could be a match for readers looking for a thought provoking, suspenseful and believable feeling tale of a worldwide epidemic.

Want other books like Black Moon?

A pilot seeks other survivors of a worldwide epidemic after he hears a radio transmission in The Dog Stars by Peter Heller.

A woman searches for her missing father as overeliance on technology causes the destruction of language and an epidemic of aphasia in The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon.

The accounts of various survivors tell the tale of humanity’s battle against those turned into zombies by an epidemic in World War Z by Max Brooks.

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