Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Book Review: Slumberland by Derra Sabo

By Derra Sabo
Genre: Nonfiction

About the Book

How do you dream? Are your dreams in color or black 'n white? Do they feel surreal or all too real? Well, I'd like to introduce you to my little slice of bittersweet. These subconscious woods hold every fear and my anxieties masked as wolves. Nightmares that play on a loop for weeks, even months at a time. Symptoms of waking in cold sweats and shaking. The only moments of peace are found in the sporadically studded dreams that happen every now and again. These woods house every past demon as well as certain past versions of who I once was. This place is worse than death, yet it inspires. So......Before my alarm goes off, before I take the last train out of here, I take one last glance back, one last glance at all of the Polaroids, pinned to every tree branch, Polaroids of every dream and nightmare that have stolen my nights since '95......These dreams...these woods...this place...it's my upside-down. This is my Slumberland...

My Review

Derra captured my attention with her diary-style recollections of some dreams she's experienced over the past few decades. She takes the reader on a ride through lush environments and dreamy scenes, as well the dark realms that we hesitate to navigate. It's clear that music is a big influence on her, and I love that!

This book is perfect for nonfiction lovers who enjoy the unusual, and anyone who has an appreciation for the rawness and grittiness that the nighttime brings. 

About the Author

My name is Derra Sabo. I am California born and raised. I spend my days writing, sipping on coffee and listening to music. When I'm not busy typing away, I love spending time with my family and friends. Days spent at the beach ended by burgers at In-N-Out. Growing up I wanted to become a fashion designer/drummer, but somewhere along the way writing grabbed ahold of me and I've never looked back. Over the years writing has aided in healing from my past. Being born and living with a rare disorder led to being bullied throughout life as well as surgeries growing up. Writing and music are my sanity.


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