Friday, May 25, 2012
What I've been reading lately
Book description (from Amazon)-
Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? An original, haunting and deeply chilling debut thriller, and a Sunday Times bestseller in hardcover.
I began this on Friday night and could not sleep...(told you, scaredy cat!) but I had finished it by Saturday afternoon.It was recommended to me and I am glad, as I probably would not have normally bought it...since the word 'thriller' is used on the cover!
The central character in the book is Christine, who starts every day a fresh, free of memories. (I have seen a film similar to that in the past-where the character tattoos memos to his body...can't remember what it is called.) Christine begins to take control of her life and her memories by keeping a journal, a suggestion made by Dr Nash, and the novel is written in the form of these journal entries. Pretty early on you know something is not right and the truth is being hidden from Christine. Even though I think the plot was pretty obvious, ( I guessed what had happened to Christine quite near the beginning...but I won't spoil it for others) I still enjoyed the novel.(I am tempted to put a 'really' in front of enjoyed!).
This was S J Watson's debut novel, who, after working in the NHS for years, went on a "Writing a Novel" course. The book is now being made into a film, which I will definitely seek out and watch.