Friday, March 30, 2012

Beginning ~ in a strange bedroom

Before I Go to Sleep ~ by S. J. Watson, 2011, fiction
The bedroom is strange.  Unfamiliar.  I don't know where I am, how I came to be here.  I don't know how I'm going to get home.
As weird as this sounds, I already know why the narrator doesn't know where she is.  It's the whole point of this book, "it" being amnesia.  I got this book because I'm intrigued by the whole idea of going to bed and — overnight — forgetting everything and having to start anew.  Here's the book's synopsis:
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 be telling you only half the story.  Welcome to Christine’s life.
By the time most of you read this in the morning, I hope to be well into this story.  It's midnight here, and I'm ready to go to bed to start reading this book.  I, unlike Christine, expect to wake tomorrow with my memories intact.  'Night, all.


Marg said...

I need to read this at some point

Helen's Book Blog said...

I liked this book so look forward to seeing what you think. The thought of losing my memories is just so scary!

Jan said...

Please write about it when you've finished it!