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The average person is awake for sixteen hours a day. Henry Bins is awake for one. He wakes up each day at 3 a.m. then falls asleep at 4 a.m. Life is simple. Until he hears the woman scream. And sees the man leave the house across the street. But not just any man. The President of the United States....

Title : 3 a.m.
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ISBN : 19292922
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Number of Pages : 100 Pages
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3 a.m. Reviews

  • Becky
    2019-03-20 08:34

    OK... so here's the deal. I think that this story could have been pretty damn good if it wasn't so ridiculous. Let me elaborate. First, come the fuck on. The President isn't going to murder anyone. Alright, alright... I'll rephrase. The President isn't going to murder anyone himself in person and leave witnesses. He's got people for that kind of thing. Heck, there are probably any number of guys who know guys who know guys who would gladly do the thing for $50 bucks and a couple of pulled strings to get Ugly Ricky out of county lock up. (It's his 3rd strike.) I won't tell you whether 'The President Did It' will replace 'The Butler Did It', because that would be spoilery... but let's just say that it's not the most plausible situation I've ever read. I am leaning toward thinking that the author wrote the fictional headline "Murder-Gate!" first, and then the story around it. Second, Nick Pirog is confused by animals. Cats are not dogs, even if you name them "Lassie". Neither cats OR dogs are human. I am unsure if Nick Pirog has ever seen a cat in person, let alone owned one, because the way that "Lassie" the cat is described in this book is... ludicrous. I am a cat owner. Some would say a cat-lady-in-training. I have had cats all my life. The first rule of cat ownership is The Cat Owns You. You are its human. You bow to its whims, provide the food, and the potty, and the entertainment. You do not rule the cat. The cat rules you. So, when I see things like this, it kinda frosts my cookies. The set up here is that our hero, Henry, is a person of interest in the murder of the woman across the street, and the police have noticed that he has a cat that's not listed on his lease - a cat which mysteriously seems to be missing from the murdered woman's apartment. He tries to prove that the cat is his..."Lassie."He jumps off the chair and sits at my feet. I take a deep breath. Please work. Please work."Lie down."He lies down on his belly and wags his tail."Roll over."He rolls onto his back."Play dead."He extends his legs, closes his eyes, and I swear he sticks his tongue out the side of his mouth.Uhhh, riiiiiiight. Here's how that scene would go in real life: "Lassie."He does nothing. I call his name 3 more times and he twitches an ear at me. I shake the treat bag. He gets up, stretches leisurely, and makes his way to my feet, where he incessantly winds himself in and around my ankles while meowing piteously like the world will end if I don't give him a treat like yesterday. I take a deep breath. Please work. Please work."Lie down."He continues doing the cat-winding-meowing-thing. I give him a treat. He eats it, sits, and waits for another. "Roll over."He continues waiting. "Play dead."He gets tired of waiting for the incompetent human and goes back to sleep.The treat bag falls out of my hands as they're pulled behind my back and snapped into cuffs..."Fuck."Cats are incredibly smart. They can be trained. But it takes a LOT of time, and a LOT of persistence, and a LOT of patience. And a willing cat. This scene I've just quoted takes place mere days after the uhhh... cohabitation of Henry Bins and "Lassie" begins. And, lest we forget, Henry Bins only gets one hour of consciousness per day. So, we're talking between 3-7 hours of human/cat interaction time. Yet I'm supposed to believe that "Lassie" will act the part of a well-trained trick dog, responding to commands that are unlikely to ever have been uttered in his presence before, let alone TAUGHT to him. Likewise, there's this: "I turn around and look at Murdock [Henry's father's 160 lb Mastiff] and Lassie in the backseat. They hadn't gotten off to a great start. According to my father[,] when he and Murdock has entered my apartment, Lassie had come out from the bedroom to investigate. Murdock, big, sweet dumb, Murdock, has never seen a cat before and went berserk, barking his head off, chasing the cat all over the condo, to the point where the couch was overturned and the downstairs neighbors were banging on the walls. My dad was trying to harangue the giant pooch, when Murdock suddenly stopped barking. My dad looked down and couldn't believe his eyes. Lassie had somehow found the bag of treats I'd brought home the night before, opened it, and had dropped a treat at the feet of the enraged canine. Murdock ate the treat, and Lassie set another peace offering at his feet."Really? Again, not realistic at all. Is this supposed to take place in some alternate reality where animals don't act like animals? Murdock was acting just like I'd expect a dog to act... right up until he signed a treaty with a cat. "OH! Does my presence unnerve you, large, barking creature? I apologize. Let me offer you a delicacy of my people, sure to calm the raging storm of instinct within you. However, once you consume our food, you will no longer be dog and I cat. We shall be besties of indeterminate species, yes, besties for life." And thus it was... and thus it shall be, once the sacred kitty treat of peace was inhaled. The ridiculousness, it irks me. Third, Nick Pirog does not apparently know the practicalities of long distance driving. The book takes place in Washington D.C., which, if you are unaware, is on the east coast of these glorious United States. During the course of their Presidential investigation, Henry and his dad uncover a clue that leads them to Las Vegas, which is just shy of 2,500 miles away. The estimated driving time is around 34 hours. (At least, that is what's quoted in the book - Google estimates 36 hours... but I digress.)Dad and Henry set out from D.C., with pets in tow, and when Henry wakes up after his 23 hour coma, they are in Colorado. It is POSSIBLE that they made it 2/3 of their trip in one shot. Maybe Dad's a speeder and gets excellent gas milage, and didn't have to stop 10 times for gas, coffee, pee breaks, or dog or cat pit stops. Perhaps he's got Daddy Bins, which is the opposite of Henry's sleep disorder, and he only sleeps one hour a day. That last has to be the explanation, because after driving the 1700+miles to Colorado, Henry wakes up and relieves dad for an hour - after which dad resumes driving for the rest of the 7 or 8ish hours to Vegas. No mention of a hotel stay, no mention of the drive taking more than one sleep for Henry (pre-Colorado), no mention of anything that makes this seem at all possible in real life. It's like the author googled how long the drive takes, and ran with that number - not thinking about things like driver, passenger, pet, or car needs that would require stops and increase travel time. Fourth, there's Henry Bins' Henry Bins. That's his disorder's name, since he was the first documented case, he got to have it named after him. Woo. Henry is in his late 30s, and there are now 3 documented cases of Henry Bins disease worldwide. I made this comment as I was reading, but I feel like it needs to be said again: In all of documented medical history, there's never been a single case of this particular kind of sleep disorder - where a person sleeps 23 hours a day, wakes up at a specific time and for one hour only, and then collapses back into sleep after their hour is up. Yet, in the last 30ish years, a blink of an eye to history, there are now 3 documented cases. I think the possibility that Henry Bins is spreading, or communicable, or being caused by some sort of environmental factor or something is the bigger story than a murder. I know it interests ME more. Not that I don't value human life and all that blah blah... but really - imagine how society would collapse if this disorder started to be widespread. And the logistics of the disorder interest me, quite a lot. For instance, WHY does Henry not have a catheter? I don't know if I believe that he can be as intelligent as we're told he is, if he's only had a fraction of the time a normal human spends learning. I don't understand why he'd spend almost 1/2 his hour running when there is literally a bazillion other things he could be doing. Yes - staying in shape is important if you can only move 1/24th of the day - but dude... get a treadmill so you can multi-task. Listen to audiobooks. Or Podcasts, or something other than your feet flapping on the pavement and your minutes ticking away. It was seriously bothering me how unproductive Henry was. Yeah, he takes 2 minute showers and eats while he watches 10 minutes of Game Of Thrones, but then he throws away 30 minutes of his day running a few miles. GAH! Frustrating. Finally, there's the actual story and the mystery. I didn't solve it, because the resolution came out of left field - and not in the good way where it all makes sense when you see the big picture and wonder how you didn't put it together yourself since everything was available to you. Nope. This was one of the other kind, where the character has all the info and the reader has none, and so when the Bond Villain confesses (because of course!) we're supposed to feel like the hero has solved the mystery even though there's no evidence of that - we're just told that that's what happened. At one point, we're told that "Jessie" isn't a nickname that a "Jessica" would use. It's impossible. It's a different name! "Like Matthew going by Mark." I'll take your word for it, Henry. You knowing all of 4 Jessicas in your 14,000 hours of consciousness. I guess that makes you the expert.Oh, and the romantic aspect of this book was uber ridiculous as well. Just sayin'.Anyway... this could have been a much better story than it was. It was a little too out there for me to believe.

  • সালমান হক
    2019-03-13 09:51

    নায়কের নাম হেনরি বিনস, যার আছে হেনরি বিনস সিন্ড্রোম। একটা মেডিকাল কন্ডিশন। যাতে মানুষ ২৩ ঘন্টা ঘুমায় ১ ঘন্টা জেগে থাকে। সে রাত ৩টা থেকে ৪টা পর‍্যন্ত এই এক ঘন্টাই জেগে থাকে। এই সময়ের মধ্যেই সে তার যাবতীয় কাজ করে। কিন্তু একদিন তার এই এক ঘন্টার নরমাল(!) জীবন বিঘ্নিত হয় এক মহিলার চিতকারে। সে উকি দিয়ে দেখে সামনের বাসা থেকে বের হয়ে যাচ্ছে খুনী। কিন্তু খুনীর চেহারা দেখেই চমকে উঠে সে। স্বয়ং আমেরিকার প্রেসিডেন্ট। শুরু হয় তার অদ্ভুত মার্ডার ইনভেস্টিগেশন। ছোট ছোট হিউমর আর টুইস্ট এ ভর্তি এই বইটা আমার মনে হয় যে থ্রিলার প্রেমী দের বেশ লাগবে। :)

  • Rizwan
    2019-03-11 15:54

    Whoa, I don't remember the last time I read such a creative, refreshing, genuinely original thriller! You have to solve a murder mystery where you saw President of the US himself leaving the murder scene, but you don't have anything to prove his involvement. You have ONLY ONE HOUR of each day to investigate it, because you have a freaky condition where you can only be awake for a single hour from 3 to 4 AM in a whole day... Not to mention, you yourself are quickly becoming the main suspect to the police. The writing is crisp & to the point, the character is great, the plot is positively suspenseful, the storytelling is no-nonsense, the pace is lightning fast, plus there's is plenty of dark humor. And there is a couple of really great out-of-left field twist & turns that I honestly didn't anticipated! Overall this little novella of 100 or so pages packed way more punches than many other 400-500+ page thrillers. I can hardly wait to start read the next books in the series. He's Henry Bins, and he is AWESOME!

  • Nancy Steinle gummel
    2019-03-20 14:42

    3 A.M. by Nick Pirog is a nifty short story with a very peculiar slant. It is about a fellow named Henry Bins who suffers from Henry Bins syndrome. Two other people in the world have it. It's named after him as the first diagnosed with it. He sleeps 23 hours every day. He wakes up at 3 A.M. every day for an hour. He measures his time in minutes. If he's not in bed by 4 he collapses where ever he is. This would be a neat book just about Henry but there's a crime added to it. Just before he retires he hears a woman scream. He looks out the window and sees the POTUS leaving the house. He falls asleep at the window. Next day at 3 A.M. he wakes up and goes to investigate. The doors are unlocked so he examines the house. He finds a cat who follows him everywhere. The cat, which he names Lassie, leads him to a door. As soon as he nears it he can smell it. There's a young woman lay dead over her car and appears to have been strangled. He finds a pink phone and picks it up and puts into his pocket. Then realizing it's almost 4 and he wont make it home in time, he hides and sleeps in a closet. This story keeps getting better. Read the book for when the detectives arrest him and when he meets Robert Sullivan, the POTUS.

  • Maruf Hossain
    2019-03-22 15:54

    মূল ইংরেজিটা পড়া ছিল, তারপরও অনুবাদটা পড়ার লোভ সামলাতে পারিনি। বইয়ের কাহিনী বেশ ভালো ছিল। অনুবাদটাও ভালো হয়েছে। প্রথম অনুবাদ হিসেবে অনুবাদক উৎরে গেছেন বেশ ভালোভাবেই। মূল লেখার রস বেশ ভালোভাবে বজায় রাখতে পেরেছেন অনুবাদে। তবে অনুবাদের বেশ কিছু জায়গায় আমাদের জেনারেশন ওয়াই-এর ছেলেমেয়েদের কথ্য ভাষা প্রয়োগ করায় চোখে লেগেছে, এসব ভাষা বইয়ে দেখতে অভ্যস্ত নই। আশা করি অনুবাদক পরের বইগুলোতে এ ব্যাপারে আরেকটু সতর্ক হবেন। এ বইটির অনুবাদ অনুবাদকের কাছ থেকে আরও ভালো কিছু পাওয়ার প্রত্যাশা বাড়িয়ে দিয়েছে।

  • Rumana Nasrin
    2019-03-06 12:49

    I have become a BIIIIIIGGG fan of the author!! He has a incredible ability to make the reader finish this book first and do every other thing later, literally! The plot and the twists! Full marks from me! Note: I loved this book so much that I started narrate the story to our Big Boss, Managing Director of The University Press Limited!! :)

  • Geri Reads
    2019-03-20 13:34

    What a fantastic ride that was!Full review to come. I need to hunt some Benedict Cumberbatch gifs to go with my review. Laters!!Kindle freebie at the moment...

  • Nusrat Mahmood
    2019-02-25 10:51

    3.8 actually! A good thriller for a 100 page book but I think it's over hyped! okay 3 a.m fans, curse me now!

  • ফরহাদ নিলয়
    2019-02-25 13:58

    বেশ কিছুদিন আগের কথা। বইয়ের গ্রুপগুলোতে আর গুডরিড়সে হঠাৎ করে দেখলাম সবাই একটা নভেলার ব্যাপারে খুব কথা বলছে, পড়ে একেকজন যার যার মুগ্ধতার কথা জানাচ্ছে। নিক পিরোগের 'থ্রি এএম' এর কথা বলছিলাম। তখন খুব আফসোস হয়েছিল ইংরেজি বই পড়ার অভ্যাস না থাকার কারণে। তাই এবার যখন বাতিঘর ঘোষণা দিল তারা বইটির অনুবাদ বের করতে যাচ্ছে, তখন খুশিতে মনটা ঢগমগ করে উঠেছিল!বইয়ের কাহিনী আবর্তিত হয়েছে হেনরি বিনস নামক এক অদ্ভুত লোককে ঘিরে যার 'হেনরি বিনস' নামক এক অদ্ভুত রোগ আছে! এই রোগের ফলে হেনরি দিনে ২৪ ঘন্টার মাঝে ২৩ ঘন্টাই ঘুমিয়ে কাটায়! রাত ৩টা থেকে ৪টা, মাত্র এই এক ঘন্টা সময়ই সে জাগ্রত থাকে। এই এক ঘন্টা সময়ের মাঝেই তাকে গোসল, খাওয়া-দাওয়া, ব্যায়াম, শেয়ার ব্যবসার দেখাশোনা, পড়া, গেইমস অব থ্রোন দেখা... সব করতে হয়। জীবন নিয়ে তার আফসোস নেই, মানিয়ে নিয়েছিলও সব। কিন্তু হঠাৎ একটি ঘটনা তার নিস্তরঙ্গ জীবনে নিয়ে আসে ভিন্ন ধর্মী এক উত্তেজনা।হেনরি বিনসের বাসার ঠিক বিপরীত বাড়িতে একটা মেয়ে খুন হয়, হেনরি তার একমাত্র সাক্ষী। খুনের প্রাইম সাসপেক্ট আর কেউ নয়, স্বয়ং মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের প্রেসিডেন্ট! প্রেসিডেন্ট কি আসলেই খুন করেছিল মেয়েটিকে? তিনি না করলে তবে কে করেছে? পুরো দিনে হেনরি বিনসের কাছে সময় থাকে মাত্র এক ঘন্টা, বিনস কি পারবে এই এক ঘন্টায় আসল খুনি কে তা বের করতে?মাত্র ১০০ পৃষ্ঠার একটা বই। প্রতিটি পৃষ্ঠাই টান টান উত্তেজনায় ভরপুর। এক বসাতে শেষ না করে উঠা যাবেনা এমন একটা বই। আর অনুবাদের কথা কি বলব! সত্যি বলতে কি, বইটা পড়ার সময় আমার একবারও মনে হয়নি আমি অনুবাদ পড়ছি! এত সাবলীল অনুবাদ আমি এর আগে আর কখনো পড়িনি। এই একটা বই পড়েই অনুবাদক সালমান হকের অনুবাদের ভক্ত হয়ে গেছি। শুধু সাবলীল অনুবাদই নয়, হিউমারও দেখিয়েছেন যথেষ্ট। বাতিঘরের অনুবাদ নিয়ে অনেকেরই নাক সিঁটকানোর অভ্যাস আছে। তাদের প্রতি অনুরোধ রইল থ্রি এএম টা একবার পড়ে দেখার। আপনার ধারণা পাল্টাতে একটুও সময় লাগবে না।সবশেষে যেটা বলতে চাই, বইটা পড়ে যথেষ্ট মজা পেয়েছি। সালমান হককে ধন্যবাদ এত চমৎকার অনুবাদ করার জন্য। নাজিম ভাইকেও ধন্যবাদ চমৎকার এই বইটি আমাদের হাতে তুলে দেয়ার জন্য। এবং আপনাদের দুজনের কাছেই অনুরোধ রইল, সিরিজের বাকি বইগুলোর অনুবাদও খুব তাড়াতাড়ি প্রকাশ করবেন। :)

  • S.M. West
    2019-03-21 14:36

    3.5-4 ACTION PACKED, TIME CRUNCHED STARS"My life is measured in grains of sand, trickling from one teardrop to the other."This was a really fun read. It amazes me how the author was able to provide a really intriguing thriller into this short little number. The story was original given the MC, Henry Bins, has a rare condition named after him that has him awake for only one hour (3-4 a.m.) everyday. One night, he hears a scream and sees a man leaving and then later learns, a woman is dead. So, you may ask, why would a man with only 60 minutes a day spend his time solving a murder? Why not! Talk about adding spice to your life. When you only have a daily limited time and you've missed out on so much in life, I totally get why Henry goes for it.This story had lots of twists and turns, surprises and great supporting characters to really bring this story to life. My personal favourite was Lassie:I loved Henry's banter with Lassie! This was lots of fun and I'll definitely check out more from Nick Pirog.

  • Nuha
    2019-03-11 08:34

    হেনরি বিনস। অদ্ভূত এক রোগ। চব্বিশ ঘন্টার একদিনের মাত্র একটি ঘন্টা জেগে থাকে এই রোগে আক্রান্ত ব্যক্তিরা। রোগীর সংখ্যা? পুরো পৃথিবীতে সর্বসাকুল্যে তিনজন। প্রথম এই এই রোগে আক্রান্ত মানুষটির নাম হেনরি বিনস। তার নামেই রোগটির নামকরণ। গল্পটি হেনরি বিনস কে নিয়েই। জেগে থাকার একটি ঘন্টায় ঘটনা চক্রে বহুরূপী জেসিকা রেনয় খুনের কেসে ফেঁসে যায় বিনস। চক্রান্তে কি জড়িত স্বয়ং আমেরিকার প্রেসিডেন্ট কনর সুলিভান? বিনস কি পারবে বিচিত্র দিনলিপিতে আটকে থেকে নিজেকে নির্দোষ প্রমাণ করতে? লেখক নিক পিরোগের অনেকগুলো বেস্ট সেলারের মধ্যে থ্রি এ এম অন্যতম। বাংলা ভাষাভাষীদের জন্য চমৎকার এই থ্রিলারটি অনুবাদ করেছেন ব্র্যাক বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের ছাত্র সালমান হক। সাধারণত দুই একজন নির্দিষ্ট অনুবাদক ছাড়া কারো বই সেভাবে পড়া হয়ে উঠেনা। লেখক প্রাণান্তকর চেষ্টা করেছেন প্রাঞ্জল অনুবাদ করতে। প্রথম অনুবাদ গ্রন্থ হিসেবে বেশ ভালো বলতে হবে। বাতিঘর প্রকাশনীর এই বইটি থ্রিলার পাঠকদের জন্য সুখপাঠ্য হবে বলেই আমার ধারণা। Happy Reading! :)

  • Linda Strong
    2019-02-25 10:46

    Henry Bins has a disease that has been named after him. It's rare and there is no cure. He wakes up every morning at 3 AM. He stays awake for exactly one hour and then falls back to sleep for the following 24 hours. So Henry has to cram a lot into his 1 hour per day.He's had this disease since he was a child, so managing his stock portfolio, running for exercise, eating, reading, all the normal things that you and I do every day has become his normal.That is ... until the early morning hours when, following a run, he glances out his window when he hears a woman scream and sees a man running out of the house directly across the street. He also recognizes the man .... The President of the US.He manages to witness a murder, solve a murder and catch the girl all within a few weeks of one-hour time slots. Unique comes to mind when I think of the story line. Yes, you have to suspend some belief .. that's why it is called fiction. The book is extremely well-written with likeable characters ... even the female detective that thinks Bins is guilty of murder. Add in a big, slobbery dog and a cat and the reader gets a frantic roller coaster ride.This is a fairly quick book to read ... guaranteed to hold a reader's interest from the very first page.

  • Zoeytron
    2019-03-21 12:40

    We all complain that there isn't enough time in the day to do everything we want and need to do. Now, what if that time was whittled down to only one waking hour each day? How would you budget your time? We watch Henry Bins as he struggles to fit everything in - 7 minutes on the internet, 10 minutes to continue watching Game of Thrones (love it!), 3 minutes reading, etc. He also needs to eat, shower, exercise, and whatnot. This was a fun and quirky little diddy I found as a freebie for the Kindle. Although the murder mystery was run-of-the-mill, the premise was awesome, garnering an extra star.

  • Nazrul Islam
    2019-03-15 14:02

    It's good . just 100 page but it has all kind of suspense. it's really amazing how writer encapsulate all kind of stuff in just 100 page . love it

  • শবর (Shabor)
    2019-03-14 15:56

    ভাল বই।একটু বেশি নাটকীয়।সালমান হকের অনুবাদ দুর্দান্ত হিউমারে ভরা।প্লট এক্সিকিউশনও ভাল।সবচেয়ে ভাল দিক- পুঁচকে সাইজ।

  • Carolina
    2019-02-28 14:47

    A very original story...!!You don't know what to expect next!!

  • Taufiq Ahmed
    2019-03-19 14:49

    গল্পের প্লট ছিল অসাধারণ। দিনের ২৩ ঘণ্টা ঘুমিয়ে যে ১ ঘণ্টা সময় পেত তার মধ্যে দৈনন্দিন কাজ সারাই খুব কষ্টের, তার ওপর এই সময়ের মাঝেই হেনরি বিনস্ কে সমাধান করতে হচ্ছে একটি মার্ডার কেস এর। যেই কেস এর সাথে আবার স্বয়ং আমেরিকার প্রেসিডেন্ট জড়িত।গল্পের প্লট নিয়ে কিছুই বলার নেই। সম্পূর্ণও আনকমন এবং অসাধারণ একটি প্লট। তবে লেখকের গল্পটি লেখার স্টাইলটি ছিল একটু আলাদা। সবকিছু কেমন যেন দ্রুততার সাথে শেষ হয়ে যাচ্ছিলো। গল্পের খুটিনাটি বিষয়গুলোর তেমন কোন বর্ণনা ছিল না এতে। এছাড়া এই গল্পে আমেরিকার প্রেসিডেন্ট জড়িয়ে থাকলেও গল্পের বর্ণনায় সেই উত্তেজনাটা পাওয়া যায় নি। সবমিলিয়ে আমার মনে হয়েছে এই গল্প লিখে লেখক নিক পিরোগ ও একটি মার্ডার এর সাথে জড়িয়ে গেলেন, তিনি গল্পটিকে ছোট করতে গিয়ে একটি অসাধারণ প্লটকে খুন করে ফেললেন!

  • Abha
    2019-02-27 07:54

    This was a treat! For such a short book, the plot was complex and interesting. Twists and turns throughout. An incredibly unique concept. I completely recommend this book to all mystery thriller fans. It's free on kindle Amazon.

  • Afrin Soshi
    2019-03-08 12:36

    as good as mysterious..

  • Tushi
    2019-03-03 11:36

    অল্পপরিসরে এরকম রোমাঞ্চকর থ্রিলার খুব কমই পড়েছি । একটানে পড়ে শেষ করেছি । আর অনুবাদও খুব প্রাঞ্জল হয়েছে ।

  • Shashoto Sharif
    2019-03-09 07:48

    বেশ তাড়াহুড়ো করে পুরো জিনিসটা শেষ করার একটা প্রবনতা ছিল লেখকের মধ্যে।শেষ টুইস্টটার রহস্যভেদের বিষয়টিও ঠিক পরিষ্কার করা হয়নি।তবে পুরো বইএ টুইস্ট এর অভাব নেই বলতেই হবে।সবমিলিয়ে সুখপাঠ্য,পরের বইগুলোও পড়ার ইচ্ছা আছে।

  • Cindy
    2019-03-21 08:54

    I see some people complaining about how unrealistic this book is and how could someone only be awake for one hour of a day. He has a sleeping syndrome where he is awake only from 3-4 a.m. His cat acts like a dog, even the calculating the distance from D.C. to Vegas and how could he not pee all day without a catheter. Why pick on things in this book? Do you also complain about books with zombies, wizards, ghosts? How about the sparkling vampires that everyone went crazy for awhile back? Are all of those things realistic? I love cozy mysteries but how many everyday people actually solve a crime for the police? Does that mean they are bad books too? Of course not.If a book entertains me and adds enjoyment to my life while reading it, who cares if the guy jogs during that hour, tries to solve a mystery or plays cards? Maybe he wears Depends. I for one don't care as long as I like the book.Everyone is entitled to their opinions but I couldn't believe how rude some of the comments are. I too come across books I don't like but see no reason to be so nasty about it. And this one I liked and no, I am not a friend or relative of the author. Just a reader who enjoyed the book.This was an interesting storyline, different from the usual mysteries. The character was fun and who couldn't love a guy who adopts a cat and treats it like all true caring cat lovers do?I came across this book for free and was thoroughly entertained by it and have plans to read more about Henry and Lassie. I recommend it if you are looking for entertaining read!

  • Gulzar Choudhury
    2019-03-09 12:35

    3:00am, a distinctive thriller novella about the protagonist, Henry Bins who's suffering from some awkward sleeping disorder that allows him to stay awake only for one hour per day (i.e. from 3am-4am) for his entire life. He seems to be enjoying this life at its best until one day some sort of screams of a woman from his neighborhood reaches him. She's found dead in her garage next day and Henry gets suspicious about the involvement of President of U.S. who's seen loitering near the crime scene. His curiosity knows no bound and Henry discovers himself enganged in unfolding the mystery of that murder case for the next few days, working on it for that single hours of his day to day life. This is really a quick read with an unusual and gripping plot with lots of twists and turns, and is engaging enough to finish it in a single sitting.

  • Joan Szechtman
    2019-03-19 11:58

    Henry Bins has a sleeping disorder named after him. Henry sleeps 23 hrs a day and is only awake from 3 to 4 a. m. regardless of the time zone. So in order to have any kind of life, he has to regiment his time very carefully—every second counts. Then one day, his life is turned upside down when he hears a woman scream from the apartment across from his. When he goes to investigate, he finds a dead body.Despite the improbability of Henry Bins and his disorder, I found it very easy to suspend my disbelief and just enjoy the well-crafted story. The characters were well fleshed and unique and the plot was a doozy. So kick off your shoes, leave your skepticism under a rock, and enjoy the read.

  • Sami Choudhury
    2019-03-07 14:45

    A good read. Not a very fast paced thriller, but the book can push a reader to finish it. The character of Henry Bins has been portrayed cleverly. Henry Bins Syndrome is a new concept and very nicely written.The lead character Henry Bins has got a medical condition of over sleeping. He sleeps 23 hours a day and awake only for 1 hour. 3 AM to 4 AM. One day while Henry was awake he heard a scream of a girl from a house nearby. After the scream he saw a guy came out from the house and the guy is none other than the US President himself. And the story begins. Henry Bins got the most interesting event of his life. He started his pursuit of the truth.

  • Kath Middleton
    2019-03-24 10:39

    The premise of this short story is that its protagonist suffers from an extremely rare complaint - so rare that it's been named after him - Henry Bins. This results in him spending only one hour per 24 awake. Imagine how precious each minute is if you only get 60 a day. This leads to an interesting story in which Henry - with his adopted cat, Lassie, solves a murder mystery. I enjoyed this story, though it took up only half of the book. I really hate teasers, free chapters, etc. However, as the book was free it would be churlish to complain. A good read and most unusual

  • Kathrine
    2019-03-10 12:41

    Definitely a fun read! Good twists and turns along with an unusual premise. Yes, it required a bit of suspended disbelief, but who cares. At 80 or so pages I'm not expecting John LeCarre or even Robert B Parker. I just want to be entertained. This book more than accomplished that. Oh and the main character had complete conversations with "his" cat. That alone was enough to make me like the story (because I never do that).

  • Megan
    2019-03-03 11:34

    This book read sort of like a teen boy's wet dream. Two stars because of the cat. Otherwise (on top of the cat?) it was pretty absurd.

  • Nabid Mostafa
    2019-02-26 12:43

    কাহিনীতে অনেক লুপহোল আছে- এক ঘন্টায় কেমনে এত কিছু করে? তবে এক বসায় পড়ার জন্য ভাল থ্রিলার।

  • Jacqueline
    2019-02-25 08:49

    OHHHH!spicy! I'm gonna have to keep my eyes on this guy right here...not one to be messed with! Gotta get to the next book, and fast!