Saturday, August 8, 2015

Before I go to Sleep- S.J. Watson

Bullshit story.

2 stars for managing to creep me out in some instances. Other than that....

I can't really say much without ruining the book so I'll try for basics.

First 10% of the book was great. It started with a catchy chapter and an interesting premise. The next 80% was an amnesiac's diary. An amnesiac who forgets her life every day.. Basically, every chapter was a recount of all the chapters before with a bit of added info at the end. 

Just get on with it FFS!! 

The ending was not worth living through the redundant chapters. Oh my god. The ending was so embarrassing. Have you ever watched a straight to video thriller? Like Abandon or House at the End of the Street? Cheesy, crappy thrillers with a bad dialogue and a cringe ending. That sums up this book. No wonder it was made into a movie, it screams lame thriller. So the author tried to throw in clues about the ending in the form of red herrings. You knew how it would end, but your brain kept fighting against it because it was sooo fucking retarded. You read on, hoping, no, praying that you are wrong and the author can't possibly be that bad. Can't be possible... but it is.. it is possible. Watson clearly has no clue about amnesia as a medical condition or about how real life works in general. So you read on shaking your head in disbelief and eventually laugh at the absurdity of it all. Then you double check the rating on goodreads and you shake your head some more. 

Eventually, you sell the paperback, delete the audio/e-book and develop a select type pf amnesia that deletes this story permanently from your brain.

1 comment:

  1. That bad huh?!! Good you deleted it so I don't read it ;)