Slumberland by Paul Beatty


Paul Beatty

fiction music funny reflective fast-paced

243 pages | first published 2008


The breakout novel from a literary virtuoso about a disaffected Los Angeles DJ who travels to post-Wall Berlin in search of his transatlantic doppelganger.Hailed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as one of the best writers of his gen...
Browse similar books...


Content Warnings

This book doesn't have any content warnings yet!

(If you're the author of this book and want to add a list of approved content warnings to this page, please contact us.)

Community Reviews

summary of 34 ratings (see reviews)


funny 100%
dark 66%
lighthearted 66%
reflective 66%
challenging 33%
emotional 33%
hopeful 33%
relaxing 33%


fast 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

No: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Average rating