Before I Go To Sleep - S. J. Watson

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Before I Go To Sleep - S. J. Watson

Quite simply the best debut novel I've ever read. Brilliant in its pacing, profound in its central question, suspenseful on every page and satisfying ...

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Excellent

Proa compelling read, a sympathetic central character...

Consmmm...none for me

When I first heard about this on the TV Book Club I was intrigued and immediately added it to my Amazon wish list. Fast-forward a few months and I was delighted to receive it as a birthday gift. This is S. J. Watson’s first novel and can best by described as a psychological thriller (as is hinted...

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Excellent

ProPlot, raises awareness, characters

ConsNone for me but some may find it a little slow in ...

I tend the stick to my chick lit books and rarely stray away from my comfort zone! This way I have a good idea of what I am getting and chances are I will enjoy it and find it a light and easy read. One Saturday a couple of months ago I turned on the TV and The TV Book Club was on. I rarely watch...

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Super

ProBrilliant narrative, intense

ConsNone

I'm not sure why, but when I picked this up about a year ago in the charity shop, I was under the impression that this was a young adult book, but I can assure you, it is not. Before I Go To Sleep is a chilling thriller about a woman who suffers from a severe form of amnesia that means that...

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Excellent

“Trust Nobody”

published 25/11/2012

ProEnthralling and readable

ConsNone

Film fans were introduced to the idea of short term memory loss through 50 First Dates – a light-hearted romantic film about a woman who wakes up every morning with no memory of anything that has happened the day before, or in fact any of the preceding years. Before I Go to Sleep takes this a...

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Good

ProA good underlying story

ConsUnneccesary sexual references, repetitive

~~Before I go to sleep~~ “'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 ...' Welcome to Christine's life.” (Book description from Amazon.co.uk) I saw this...

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Good

ProGood concept, likeable main character

ConsNot believable in some areas, the journal doesn't ...

I read quite a few books each month. On average about one a week and always tend to go for the same type of books – detective / murder / crime, etc. I decided I needed a change even though I really haven’t ever found a genre that really captivates me. Rather than going for the usual authors, I...

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Excellent

ProA gripping, well-written novel

ConsNone

I received this book as a Christmas present from my mum, who always trawls through loads of reviews before buying books for people. As a result, I'm never disappointed with the books she buys me and this one was no exception. Before I Go To Sleep is the story of Christine Lucas, a forty-seven...

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Good

“Will it send you to sleep?”

published 01/03/2013

ProWell written and easy to read

ConsI just couldn't get on with the plot

Who am I? Christine wakes up every morning not knowing where she is or who the man next to her in bed is. She looks in the mirror and is shocked to see that she is 20 years older than she thinks she should be. She starts to write a journal to try and piece together her life, and what has brought...

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Super

“Before I go to sleep”

published 30/12/2012

ProGood thriller

ConsNA

It is the debut novel of SJ Watson. I was recommended this book by a colleague and was expecting something similar to the movie 50 First Dates. However, it turned out to be very different. It tells the story of Christine. Every day when she wakes up, it’s a completely new day for her. With no...

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Super

ProMememorable story, easy to empathise with the main...

ConsA little confusing to follow.

I bought this book on a whim as this isn't the sort of genre i would usually read but the plot of the story sounded intriguing and the ideas behind it were fascinating. Everyday the main character Christine wakes up and cannot remember what has happened in her life. She is told by a man who she...

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Satisfactory

Proan easy read on a sunday afternoon

Consdire grammar, too many SAIDs, un-neccessary sexual...

The amount of He SAID, She SAID, They SAID after every speech or comment from a character really ruined the dialogue and continuity of what could have been a good read. When 2 people are conversing it's blatently obvious which one is saying what so the constant Saids really annoyed me and...

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Excellent

Pro- I still can't believe what the REAL story is!!!

ConsNone

At first, I downloaded a sample of the book on my Android and I read it all without putting the phone down. I was very attracted by the idea of waking up and not knowing who you were...day after day!!! I bought the book from the airport before going to my country for Christmas; I read again the...

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Product Information : Before I Go To Sleep - S. J. Watson

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Quite simply the best debut novel I've ever read. Brilliant in its pacing, profound in its central question, suspenseful on every page and satisfying in its thriller endingLehane. So high-concept, so ambitious and so structurally brilliant.

Product Details

Release Date: 28.04.2011

Author: S. J. Watson

Title: Before I Go To Sleep

Genre: Crime & Law

Type: Non-Fiction

EAN: 9780857520173

ISBN: 0857520172

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