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"The perfect antidote to a restful night's sleep, The Sleep Experiment is a fast-paced thriller that will keep the pages turning late into the night" ‒ Steven Sayers, author of THE SOUL DWELLER
"Jeremy Bates is a skilled weaver of nightmares" ‒ Ambrose Ibsen, author of THEHAUNTING OF BEACON HILL
"Jeremy Bates knows scary. You're going to have a good time with whatever he writes" ‒ Jeff Menapace, author of BAD GAMES
"A compelling and provocative read. One cannot help but wonder how important sleep really is" ‒ Booklist
"[Bates] is the real deal. He is a bit of a mix of Stephen King and Richard Laymon. You won't regret your purchase" ‒ Amazon Top Contributor
"I keep hearing this author being compared to the likes of Stephen King or Dean Koontz. I think [he] should be known for his OWN style of writing" ‒ Amazon Reviewer
"Will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like" ‒ Kirkus Reviews
"Voracious readers of horror will delightfully consume the contents of Bates's World's Scariest Places books" ‒ BookLife Prize
"Creatively creepy and sure to scare"‒ The Japan Times
"Thriller fans and readers of Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, and other masters of the art will find much to love" ‒ Midwest Book Review
"An ice-cold thriller full of mystery, suspense, fear" ‒ David Moody, author of HATER and AUTUMN
"I have long been a fan of Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and Frank Peretti and I feel confident that I can now add Jeremy Bates to that list" ‒ Jennifer Wilson, Reader Views
"Reads like a combination of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Clive Barker" ‒ Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
"A page-turner in the true sense of the word" ‒ HorrorAddicts
"Will make your skin crawl" ‒ Scream Magazine
"Shocking" ‒ Booklist
"Told with an authoritative voice full of heart and insight" ‒ Richard Thomas, Bram Stoker nominated author
"Grabs and doesn't let go until the end" ‒ Writer's Digest
"A horror writer to watch" ‒ True Review
"Bates offers a truly chilling tale that reminds readers that humans can be the worst type of monster to fear, after all" ‒ BookLife Prize
"Would make a great screenplay!"‒ Suspense Magazine
"Bates doesn't miss a trick" ‒ Glenn Kleier, New York Times bestselling author
"Bates knows how to creep into his reader's mind and toy around" ‒ Horror Palace
"Something to give you chills before you go to bed" ‒ San Francisco Book Review
"Excellent!" ‒ Andrew Peterson, international bestselling author of FIRST TO KILL
"Spellbinding" ‒ Bestsellersworld
"Will delight horror fans who want their novels steeped in psychological suspense as well as action" ‒ Midwest Book Review
"Invites you to read it in one sitting" ‒ Hellnotes
From the Author
Finalist, "Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction" Horror Novella Award, 2017,for "The Mailman."
Finalist, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2017, for "The Mailman."
Winner, "Foreword INDIES" Horror Book of the Year Award Gold Medal, 2016, for "Island of the Dolls."
Finalist, "Next Generation Indie Book Awards" Horror Novel Award, 2017, for "Island of the Dolls."
Finalist, "The Skoutz Award" German Horror Award, 2017, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist,"Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction" Horror Novella Award, 2016, for "Box of Bones."
Finalist, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2016, for "Box of Bones."
Winner, "Crime Writers of Canada" Arthur Ellis Award/The Lou Allen Memorial Award, 2016,for "Black Canyon."
Winner, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2015, for "The Catacombs."
Winner, "IPPY(Independent Publisher Book Awards)" Bronze Medal/Horror, 2016, for "The Catacombs."
Finalist, "Next Generation Indie Book Awards" Horror Novella Award, 2016, for "Black Canyon."
Winner, "Reader Views Literary Award" Global Award, 2014-2015, for "Suicide Forest."
Honorable Mention, "Reader Views Literary Award" Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror Award,2014-2015, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist, "Goodreads Choice Awards" 2015, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist," Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2014, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist, "Foreword INDIES" Horror Book of the Year Award, 2014, for "Suicide Forest."
Finalist, "Foreword INDIES" Thriller & Suspense Book of the Year Award,2012, for "White Lies."
The World's Scariest Places Series:
- Suicide Forest - The bad news is they're lost. There is no good news.
- The Catacombs - As close to hell as you're likely ever going to get.
- Helltown - The luckiest die first and fast. The others, well...
- Island of the Dolls - Come and see the dolls, but don't expect to leave alive.
- Mountain of the Dead - Freezing to death is the least of their worries.
- Hotel Chelsea - The most haunted hotel in America.
- Mosquito Man - Are you afraid of the dark? You should be.
- The Sleep Experiment - You'll never think about sleep the same way again.
- The Man from Taured - Where did he come from? Where will he go?
- Merfolk - Deep below the blue surface a terrifying world awaits.
- New America: Utopia Calling - A brave new world.
- White Lies - You never know where a lie may lead...
- The Taste of Fear - In the jungle, no one can hear you scream.
- Black Canyon - The new face of evil.
- Run - You can run but you can't hide.
- Rewind - Nothing is what it seems.
- Neighbors - You never know what kind of psycho may be living next door.
- Six Bullets - When there's no reason left to live, what would you do with your last six bullets?
- Box of Bones - Time is running out.
- The Mailman - Be careful what you wish for.
- Re-Roll - Life can be a bitch.
- Dark Hearts - Four critically acclaimed short novels.
- Bad People - Four critically acclaimed short novels.
- The Midnight Book Club - An eight-book collection of critically acclaimed and award-winning short novels.
- World's Scariest Places: Volume One - This omnibus edition includes books one and two in the bestselling World's Scariest Places series.
- World's Scariest Places: Volume Two - This omnibus edition includes books three and four in the bestselling World's Scariest Places series.
- World's Scariest Places: Volume Three - This omnibus edition includes books five and six in the bestselling World's Scariest Places series.
- World's Scariest Legends: Volume One - This omnibus edition includes books one and two in the bestselling World's Scariest Legends series.
- World's Scariest Legends: Volume Two - This omnibus edition includes books three and four in the bestselling World's Scariest Legends series.
- ASIN : B07SC83P32
- Publisher : Ghillinnein Books (August 27, 2019)
- Publication date : August 27, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2294 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 259 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1988091381
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #13,746 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Top reviews from the United States
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But this one - oh, this one...it failed for me rather spectacularly.
Our diverse characters were shamefully stereotypical. Whether it was the Indian guy with the Elvis haircut or the horny Asian girl who kept confusing her Ls and Rs, I was simply cringing.
Our main character was primarily concerned with girlfriends and never once felt like anyone with any authority or scientific knowledge.
I expected things to get weird, but I didn't expect to just be completely stunned into disbelief. What one character manages to do to themselves was...unfortunate and unbelievable.
Our basic plot was actually interesting. I was intrigued by what would happen with the experiment and was...disappointed by the end result.
So, a misstep for me, but I will read the author again. I still like his work. Just not this one.
I was ready to rate “The Sleep Experiment” with 4 stars until I read the ending. And what an ending! So that’s why I rated this terrific novel with 5 stars.
This story was part horror, part suspense, part thriller. Mr. Bates writing was searing & powerful. The characters were realistic & believable. (Even those that didn’t make it out alive.) The plot was realistic. The reader can imagine an experiment like that executed by Dr. Wallis could exist. Which makes this novel all the more horrible.
TSE is definitely a novel worth reading.
Very good character development, especially of the antihero's character. It's very well done and very troubling.
My only problem (reason for four instead of five stars) is with realism. This is not fantasy genre. It's set in specific, real locations (Berkeley, Oakland, S.F., and Marin County's Samuel P. Taylor Park), during a specific time-frame (May - June 2018). As such, it should be true to life. We should have accurate descriptions of the settings.
But the realism gets blown early on when he states that a day in May 2018, in Berkeley, was "humid." It wasn't humid. I was there, I know. The Bay Area is rarely, if ever, humid. If he wanted to set the story in a humid locale, he could have used Houston, TX or a number of other places instead. A few weeks later in the story, a HUGE, massive rain storm with lots of thunder, lightening and wind, rips through Berkeley (June 2018). It didn't. Again, I was there, I know. The Bay Area rarely, if ever, has summer storms, especially of that magnitude.
If the author absolutely had to have the storm, perhaps he could have included some dialogue about a freak summer storm, the like as hasn't been seen in the SF Bay Area in over a century. That could make it plausible, at least.
If I hadn't grown up in S.F. Bay Area all my life, I probably wouldn't have noticed the weather / storm issues. But since I have (and was there in May-June 2018), I was kinda like "WTF?" while reading those things.
But again, except for these details, it was an excellent story.
Top reviews from other countries
The last quarter is all the above, with something actually finally happening. For a dozen pages or so. Then it stops again and we get a lengthy 'right vs wrong' afterword in the form of a trial.
Simply, book is massively over hyped. "Edge of my seat"? Only to keep me awake long enough to finish.
Thriller; Definitely not
Horror; Yes, in a chapter or two
Story = 4/10
-Start = 3/10
-Middle = 2/ 10
-End = 5/10
Character Development = 2 /10
The Russian sleep experiment has intrigued me for years, so was quite interesting to hear of more cases that were mentioned in the book.
Although there were a lot of stereotypical features for some of the characters, like an Asian girl with Asian stereotypes and an Indian guy with Indian sterotypes; these were sometimes cringeworthy in how stereotypical they were.
However, the story was actually really good with some twists and turns. I finished the book in 1 setting and was gripped in the first 2nd half.
I'll definitely be checking out more works from the author.