The Sleep Experiment

The Sleep Experiment

In 1954, at the start of the Cold War, the Soviet military offered four political prisoners their freedom if they participated in an experiment requiring them to remain awake for fourteen days while under the influence of a powerful stimulant gas. The prisoners ultimately reverted to murder, self-mutilation, and madness. None survived.

In 2018, Dr. Roy Wallis, an esteemed psychology professor at UC Berkeley, is attempting to recreate the same experiment during the summer break in a soon-to-be demolished building on campus. He and two student assistants share an eight-hour rotational schedule to observe their young Australian test subjects around the clock.

What begins innocently enough, however, morphs into a nightmare beyond description that no one could have imagined--with, perhaps, the exception of Dr. Roy Wallis himself.

Title:The Sleep Experiment
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781988091389
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    The Sleep Experiment Reviews

  • Tom Lewis

    This is based extensively on the Creepypasta short horror story, “The Russian Sleep Experiment,” and if you haven’t read that short horror story, drop everything and go read it (https://www.cree...

  • Tammie

    The Sleep Experiment, a horror book, was a solid 4 stars. The book centers around main character Dr. Wallis, a charismatic and popular professor at Berkeley, who wants to attempt the same sleep experi...

  • Shaina

    Ppl need their sleep, Yo! No way around it at this point .... and if you start messing with it like this professor ...whom is an egotistical, poopie faced sociopath ... What. An. Idiot. Gross. The end...

  • OutlawPoet

    Oh, I generally love this author. I buy his books sight unseen and usually rave about them.But this one - oh, this one...it failed for me rather spectacularly.Our diverse characters were shamefully st...

  • Laura Ruetz

    The Russian Sleep Experiment is one of my favorite internet horror stories. This is based upon that, treating it like an urban legend, but then a very real study based on sleep deprivation is done. Wh...

  • Cassi Reads

    I sat here for a solid minute thinking of what to write, of what to say about this book. It's entertaining, unique, well written. The lack of a single star is only for a few cheesy, mild moments that ...

  • Etienne

    Taking a good old scary urban legend and putting it into a novel format might look like a good idea, but there is a reason why urban legend are short... they don't have much to provides for longer sto...

  • Beth

    You know how some movies are so bad, they're good? They're just fun to watch and laugh at. It's the whole premise of "Mystery Science Theater 3000," which is a lot of fun. Maybe there should be a simi...

  • Fatimah

    I know that this story will end badly-I mean, come on, it's a thriller- but I feel like the doctor’s turn from normal to crazy is a little too sudden?? Usually, you could sense that a certain charac...

  • Nathaniel

    I wanted to love this. The premise was amazing, the beginning was solid, and I knew that this was going to follow in the footsteps of the sleep experiment legend. That said, this book got too demonic ...