Monday, February 13, 2012

Ten of the best struggles with insomnia in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best bouts of insomnia in literature.

One novel on the list:
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Franklin Blake is addicted to tobacco, but the woman he loves does not like the smell of cigars. When he gives up the demon weed he suffers terrible insomnia and a local doctor suggests laudanum. Franklin scoffs, so the doctor sneaks a dose into his drink. The consequences are terrible…
Read about another novel on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue