House of sleep
by Jonathan Coe. sad, and very, very, funny. A bunch of students wise up to the fact that their important life affirming experiences are transient and pretty much insubstatial. Reflects also on the necessity of dreams in the sense of medical/psychlogical well being but also on a personal level, i.e. the need to have a target, a motivating force to work towards. Who cares whether or not you get there...what's important is that you got out on the road and chased it. It really hit me hard as I found myself deeply identifiying with the characters, the situations and the environment. There were tears quite a few times. Great, great great.