Black Moon, by Kenneth Calhoun
Reviewer: Evan Sarah Epstein; age 32; public-relations manager; Seattle.
Evan's assessment This gripping dystopian novel follows four people—among them, a lost high school student and a husband searching for his wife—as an insomnia epidemic spreads across the globe, causing widespread panic. (People turn on one another violently as they slowly descend into madness.) Despite the farfetched premise, the characters are all completely relatable. I found myself rooting for their survival from page one.
To buy: $18, amazon.com.