Thursday, July 26, 2018

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

Before I Go to SleepBefore I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Usually I’m not proud of myself for finishing a book (cause it’s not a big deal), but I’m really proud now for reading this one till the end. I did that without skipping a single page, despite that I wanted to do so after the first 10%. Before I Go to Sleep is overly long, overly boring thriller, where in the first 90% nothing thrilling is happening. Day to day the reader follows Christine, the protagonist who suffers from amnesia and reads her dull and repetitive journal entries.

I’m not one of those people who claim to know the outcome of a book and are never surprised. Not at all. If I can’t guess the twist till the end, I say so. Here, I guessed the outcome halfway through the book. And it made my reading harder. I just can’t understand how the characters in one book can be so dumb. Or how stupid is the staff at a hospital. Or how uncaring could be a doctor, a best friend, a husband, and a grown-up son. I mean, come on!
There were too many inconsistencies, too many coincidences, even too much fantasy. Yes, fantasy, because otherwise I couldn’t believe the things happening in this book.

One more thing that bugged me was the narrator’s voice. The book is written in a first person POV, but it was so obvious that the writer was man. I can’t really explain why, but somehow it was obvious.

This book went on forever. I can’t believe it’s over and that I can move on to something else.
2.5 stars.

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