Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pre-Pub Book Buzz: Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson

Sorry I missed this yesterday, folks. I've sort of been on a computer ban (self-enforced, of course). Instead, I watched movies yesterday. I know. Bad me. I have to say, I'm even more convinced than ever that the weather plays a huge roll in my mood. Friday was nice and sunny. I had energy aplenty and bounced around the house listening to Cake and Vampire Weekend and the new Foster the People while I made beer can chicken and three bean salad and cleaned and vacuumed the house.

Yesterday, I ended up on the couch with a blanket and the film adaptation of Never Let Me Go, which didn't help. Anyway, this SHOULD have been yesterday's post, but now you get a double dose today.

Before I Go To Sleep is one of many talked about books due out this summer, and one that I personally am seriously looking forward to. Here's some info from the author's website:

Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unfamiliar, middle- aged face. And every morning, the man she has woken up with must explain that he is Ben, he is her husband, she is forty-seven years old, and a terrible accident two decades earlier decimated her ability to form new memories.

But it’s the phone call from a Dr. Nash, a neurologist who claims to be working with Christine without her husband’s knowledge, that directs her to her journal, hidden in the back of her closet. For the past few weeks, Christine has been recording her daily activities—tearful mornings with Ben, sessions with Dr. Nash, flashes of scenes from her former life—and rereading past entries, relearning the facts of her life as retold by the husband she is completely dependent upon. As the entries build up, Christine asks many questions. What was life like before the accident? Why did she and Ben never have a child? What has happened to Christine’s best friend? And what exactly was the horrific accident that caused such a profound loss of memory?

Every day, Christine must begin again the reconstruction of her past. And the closer she gets to the truth, the more un- believable it seems.

So, I also have to tell you that the publisher is running a special promotion on this book. Head over to the official facebook page and "Like" the book. You'll have access to contests, excerpts, and all kinds of other fun stuff before the book hits shelves.

And because everyone is always interested in movie hype, the author does say that the movie adaptation is in the works and Ridley Scott's company is set to start filming this year. (Note that the book is already out in the UK, but is set to hit shelves here in the US on June 14.)


Anonymous said...

I think this book sounds very, very intriguing. I'm so looking forward to reading it. Can't wait.

Vickie said...

Yep, I see Ridley Scott all over this one. It will make a terrific read and one helluva flick. Can't wait!