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Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel (2011 original; edició 2011)

de S. J. Watson

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6,2404771,605 (3.72)1 / 261
Fiction. Literature. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:

New York Times Bestseller

"An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page." Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Shutter Island

"Imagine drifting off every night knowing that your memories will be wiped away by morning. That's the fate of Christine Lucas, whose bewildering internal world is rendered with chilling intimacy in this debut literary thriller. . . . You'll stay up late reading until you know." People (4 stars)

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 loveall forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life. Every morning, she awakens beside a stranger in an unfamiliar bed. She sees a middle-aged face in the bathroom mirror that she does not recognize. And every morning, the man patiently explains that he is Ben, her husband, that she is forty-seven-years-old, and that an accident long ago damaged her ability to remember.

In place of memories Christine has a handful of pictures, a whiteboard in the kitchen, and a journal, hidden in a closet. She knows about the journal because Dr. Ed Nash, a neurologist who claims to be treating her without Ben's knowledge, reminds her about it each day. Inside its pages, the damaged woman has begun meticulously recording her daily eventssessions with Dr. Nash, snippets of information that Ben shares, flashes of her former self that briefly, miraculously appear.

But as the pages accumulate, inconsistencies begin to emerge, raising disturbing questions that Christine is determined to find answers to. And the more she pieces together the shards of her broken life, the closer she gets to the truth . . . and the more terrifying and deadly it is.

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Membre:scarvell
Títol:Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel
Autors:S. J. Watson
Informació:Harper (2011), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 368 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:****
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    BookshelfMonstrosity: The women in Before I Go To Sleep and Black Out are suffering from amnesia. They must piece together their identities in order to escape from threatening and disturbing forces at work in their lives.
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Es mostren 1-5 de 475 (següent | mostra-les totes)
It was not difficult to figure out the major plot twist pretty early on, but it was still an entertaining read overall. ( )
  ClimateBabs | Jul 15, 2024 |
I hesitated between giving this book 3 or 4 stars. I decided on 4 only because of the intensity of the book. It had its frustrating moments, especially when you have to read the same thing more than once, and for me...it's a pet-peeve. Anyway, however to the author's credit, I did understand the reasoning behind the way in which it was written. Although, it could probably have been cut by 50 pages. Just saying...

Overall, the book's quality is better than most, and the writing is probably what made bearable to read. I will add this, (another reason why I give it 4 and not three) I did not really see the end coming. When it comes to suspense novels, I'm usually pretty good at predicting the ending. For this one however, it was written in such a way that I it did take me by surprise a little. It made sense though, which is good for a plot twist.

These types of novels aren't usually my preference, but I decided to take a chance read it since it was a recommendation.

Lastly, my final reason for giving it 4 stars and not 3, is because the author did give off the frustration of a person who has lost their memory and is trying to piece back together the broken fragments of her mind. So kudos to Watson for that effect. ( )
  prebs29 | Jul 6, 2024 |
This would make a good tv movie. There weren't enough characters for the central plot to be a genuine mystery, but it was entertaining in a don't-take-this-too-seriously type of way. ( )
  daplz | Apr 7, 2024 |
Suspense
  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
Before I went to sleep last night (harhar), I picked up this book. I ended up not putting it down until I finished it almost two hours later. Despite my doubts about some of the believability of this story, I have to admit that SJ Watson grabbed me pretty thoroughly.

The story concept is based on the viewpoint of Christine Lucas, an "anterograde amnesiac" who cannot form new memories and forgets things as she sleeps overnight. Christine wakes up every morning to find her husband Ben in bed, who she does not recognise, and must look at photos and scrapbooks every day in order to relearn who she is. She receives a call from a Dr Nash, who tells her that she has been writing a journal so that she can retain some memories from day to day. Over the course of the journal, Christine grows ever more distrustful of her husband and Dr Nash - it appears that one or both of them are lying to her about her past. She remembers a son, Adam, whose existence is initially denied then confirmed by both Ben and Nash. An old best friend, Claire, is reported to have moved to New Zealand, and her previous aspirations of being a writer seem never to be mentioned. Aided by sparse recollections of memories, she eventually manages to get in contact with Claire. It transpires that the man she is living with is not in fact Ben, but Mike, a man she had been having an affair with and who subsequently lured her to a hotel and beat her, causing her amnesia. [synopsis to be finished]


I felt that the author succeeded in conveying the fear of the unknown that amnesiacs can face - the reader finds out about Christine's life even as she does. As I mentioned before, the novel succeeds in maintaining the level of suspense throughout the plot, and for a short read it was quite engrossing. I disagree with some of the other reviewers who seem to get hung up on the lack of medical accuracy with regards to amnesia - it is obvious that the premise of Christine investigating herself relies on being able to hold memories for more than a few minutes. It's a fictional novel and I don't think the degree of suspension of belief here is implausible or unwarranted.
My negative points about the book would have to be the difficulty with understanding Christine. Often she appears to break down at a the slightest trigger, then consider the trigger easily and rationally momentarily afterwards - it was a little jarring and disrupted my involvement with her plight. The other was that the way the events panned out was less surprising than I would have liked - I think Watson dropped a few too many clues about what was happening.
All in all, it serves its purpose as an easy-to-read entertainment novel, even if we learn less of value about amnesiacs than the author might have hoped.

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  Zedseayou | Jan 30, 2024 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 475 (següent | mostra-les totes)
What if you woke up every morning, confused and lost? What if the body you woke up in was not the body you remember going to sleep in? What if you were oblivious to the events of the last 30 years of your life? Memories are what define all of us as people. But when you wake up, tangled in lies, visions and fleeting images of memories that seem to dark and fiction to seem real, how do you make sense of that?

Welcome to the life of Christine Lucas, a middle aged woman suffering from extreme amnesia, who has no memory of what happened in her life for her past 30 years. When she sleeps, her memory melts away, like snow on a spring day.

The highly acclaimed, internationally best seller is truly a suspenseful, interesting and gripping book that will keep you entertained for all 356 pages of it. For lovers of Mysteries, this is a must read book, and I highly recommend it to everybody.
afegit per davidboot | editaEnglish 9, David Boot (Jan 28, 2013)
 
What if you woke up every morning, confused and lost, and unfamiliar with your own reflection in the mirror? What would you do when you wake up, tangled in lies, visions and fleeting images of memories that seem to dark and fiction to seem real?

Welcome to the life of Christine Lucas, a victim of an unsettling accident leaving her unable to retain memories for longer than 24 hours. When she sleeps, her memory melts away, like snow on a spring day. Keeping a diary of her daily events, she fits the pieces of her life puzzle together; she reaches a disturbing conclusion.

The Journal style format of this book creates a truly unique style of writing, one that truly pulls you into the struggles of Christine’s daily life. The narration gives the reader a striking insight into the daily battle of discovering her identity. However, the style of daily journal entries can make the book slow at parts, but much like a roller coaster, it is all simply preparation for the plunge of excitement.

For lovers of mysteries and psychological thrillers, this is a must read book. However, I still highly recommend it to everybody. The sudden flashbacks, the distorted images and the faint impression that things are not at all what they seem. This book will make you rethink all of your unclear memories; it will keep you extremely entertained.

afegit per davidboot | editaEnglish 9, David Boot (Jan 27, 2013)
 
The ending feels hurried; a sentimental postscript to the meticulously plotted main event. But these are minor gripes. Before I Go to Sleep is an enjoyable and impressive first novel. Like the best of its thematic predecessors, it is also an affecting moral allegory: don't forget your loved ones. Or else.
 
The most unnerving aspect of Before I Go to Sleep is the way it is rooted in the domestic, the suburban, the trivial. Forget whizz-bang futurism: it proceeds from ordinary life in tiny, terrifying steps, and is all the better for it.
 
Watson’s pitch-perfect writing propels the story to a frenzied climax that will haunt readers long after they’ve closed the cover on this remarkable book.
afegit per Shortride | editaKirkus Reviews (Mar 1, 2011)
 

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Fiction. Literature. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:

New York Times Bestseller

"An exceptional thriller. It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page." Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Shutter Island

"Imagine drifting off every night knowing that your memories will be wiped away by morning. That's the fate of Christine Lucas, whose bewildering internal world is rendered with chilling intimacy in this debut literary thriller. . . . You'll stay up late reading until you know." People (4 stars)

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 loveall forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life. Every morning, she awakens beside a stranger in an unfamiliar bed. She sees a middle-aged face in the bathroom mirror that she does not recognize. And every morning, the man patiently explains that he is Ben, her husband, that she is forty-seven-years-old, and that an accident long ago damaged her ability to remember.

In place of memories Christine has a handful of pictures, a whiteboard in the kitchen, and a journal, hidden in a closet. She knows about the journal because Dr. Ed Nash, a neurologist who claims to be treating her without Ben's knowledge, reminds her about it each day. Inside its pages, the damaged woman has begun meticulously recording her daily eventssessions with Dr. Nash, snippets of information that Ben shares, flashes of her former self that briefly, miraculously appear.

But as the pages accumulate, inconsistencies begin to emerge, raising disturbing questions that Christine is determined to find answers to. And the more she pieces together the shards of her broken life, the closer she gets to the truth . . . and the more terrifying and deadly it is.

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