Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Architect of Sleep Mass Market Paperback


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$3.41 $3.99
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
$27.00 $0.01

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Big Spring Books
Editors' Picks in Spring Releases
Ready for some fresh reads? Browse our picks for Big Spring Books to please all kinds of readers.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (June 1, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441029051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441029051
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,235,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
29
4 star
4
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 33 customer reviews
Release the rest already!
Kiyote
The story itself, much like Boyett's first novel, "Ariel," is a narrative told from the main characters' points of view.
M. J. Redd
Read this in Japan about 10 years ago, been looking for it ever since.
Squeak

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 20, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I first read _The Architect of Sleep_ in the mid-80s, when it first came out, and I was a college underclassman. I was also a serious sci-fi/fantasy addict. Even back then, I knew Boyett's style -- not to mention his originality -- was something special (the same thing applies to his first novel, _Ariel_, which, even though it has a few flaws, is an extremely well-narrated book that has obviously had a deep impact on many of Boyett's fans).
Now that I'm getting close to my mid-30s, I've lost interest in most fantasy literature, because most of it is pulp. Ninety percent of it is franchised, soap-opera tripe. The David Eddings, Robert Jordans, and Dragonlance authors of the world (not to mention a whole lot of others I won't bother to list) have destroyed the field. True originality of the Tolkien or C.S. Lewis type got choked out of the field a long time ago.
Except for rare deviations from the norm like Boyett. Probably everyone reading this review knows about Boyett's quarrel with his publishers. As a published author myself (in a totally different field), I can attest to the frustration that any author feels when he/she has to bow to the almighty dollar. To revive fantasy/sci-fi literature, buy back copies of Boyett, see what _real_ writing is like, then send letters to the corporate stooges who run the publishing houses to tell them that we'd like to see some _real_ authors on the bookshelves for a change. And if you're reading this, Mr. Boyett, don't give up hope -- and do your best to provide a sequel to a book that many people love and admire!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kate Ozbirn on February 24, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book has haunted me since the day I finished it. I am compelled to read it every 3 years or so and long for the day when a sequel appears. Boyett's characters are proper human and their trials are realistic and they suffer and triumph (sometimes)like real people. In supernatural situations they react not with super powers and spells, but with the fortitude and ethos that we wish we had in real life.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 26, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I first read this wonderful piece over 10 years ago. I have since read it several times over. Recently I have read it to my children who enjoyed it greatly. I have waited for the sequel, checking book stores web sites to no avail.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 14, 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
For more information on Boyett and this book, check [...]
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colleen M. Wright on January 1, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It was a pleasant a read because it combined two of my favorite things in life: sign language and animals. I take a stern eye to anything written about them, usually. Does it ring true depsite being creative? Well...

Though the author has a very crude if not totally clueless experience with sign language it was still an interesting read once I got over the way the author refered to sign language (the annoyances are numerous, I won't bother listing them).

The racoons and people I was happy with, being a writer myself who writes about bipedal and talking animals. He got their behaviors, I felt, right on. I could relate to them and see them.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By msadams@flash.net on November 5, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I'm entering these words not so much as a review, but as a prayor that some way, some how Mr. Boyett sees enough of these pleas and decides he has deprived the world of a masterpiece that must be finished.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 31, 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have long awaited a sequel to this, one of the best alternative world science fiction books. A wonderful world of intelligent raccoons, an author with a rare gift for letting the reader into a world of "alien" communication. Viewing through another's eyes is not often an eye opening experience, but it was in this case. Highly recommended reading
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 16, 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It's too bad that Boyett was never able to publish any sequels to this work. Thoughtful and thought-provoking, he manages to make an alternative world of intelligent, evolved raccoons seem both plausible and interesting. I suggest we all call Ace up and insist that they dig out the next volumes and rush them into print. I read this book when it was just out eleven years ago and have been yearning for follow-ups ever since. It's just a damned shame
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search
ARRAY(0xa119999c)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?