Friday, 24 September 2010

Kama Slumber - the next book

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, regards it as "The perfect book for somniacs and sleepaholics everywhere, golden slumbers guaranteed" while Robin Ince, author of 'Bad Book Club', suggests that "For so long the British have been laughed at for their unimaginative sleep positions, at last they can experimentally snooze properly with this important guide".

"Kama Slumber: A collection of sleeping positions for the adventurous unconscioteer" will be released on the 1st of October 2010 and will be available from, and to order in branches of Waterstones or WHSmith priced at £6.50.

The book is a tongue-in-cheek look at sleeping positions, each expertly modelled on its own page. As well as instructions on how to accomplish the position, it offers benefits and problems for prospective users. There are also sections within the book for the history of sleep, preparing for sleep and advanced sleeping practices. Although set out in a style reminiscent of similar publications it is intended as a humorous take on sleeping positions as opposed to a holistic approach that will genuinely benefit readers.

This information is supported by the back cover, which states the following: "This book is intended for entertainment only and it is not recommended that readers partake of the positions illustrated in these pages as an aid to sleep. There are no health benefits to be gained from copying the styles shown and the information provided is intentionally untrue. Still, it’s a laugh."

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