Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

'As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...' Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.
Initial Thoughts:
This came up on my recommendations on Goodreads, and I can't say no to a good psychological thriller.

The Pros:
Holy cow. This book was INTENSE.

Poor Christine. I felt so bad for her throughout the whole book. Can you imagine waking up and not remembering so much of your life?

The revelations throughout the book kept you guessing.

The surprise ending was so crazy I could barely wrap my head around it.

The Cons:
The ending was a bit far fetched.

It reminded me of the movie 50 First Dates, which was a comedy, which is probably not what I was supposed to be thinking about while reading. I kept thinking about the penguin from the movie.

Parts of this book were so slow moving that I debated putting it down, but I trucked on because I knew that in a few pages something else would be revealed.

I didn't like the story line about her son. It seemed so cruel, but really everything else in her life was just as cruel, but that part really stood out to me.

The Wrap Up: 3/5
A pretty decent thriller. It definitely gave me the creeps, but didn't leave a lasting impression in my mind.

Favorite Quote:
"With him everything is a test, affection is measured, that given weighed against that which has been recieved, and the balance, more often than not, disappointing him."

1 comment:

  1. This book was FUCKED UP. I mean, once I realized that parts of this was her journal and not really her current thinking, I kept thinking this is bizarre and the worst thing ever. I kind of thought the ending was pretty good considering how completely bizarre the entire story ended up being, but definitely better than I thought it would be!