"What are we, if not an accumulation of our memories?"
Getting free books is just the best thing ever. I was given this one by a friend a while ago and I picked it out because it seemed a bit different to what I've been reading recently. The story for this one sounded pretty interesting, I think it's the sort of thing that I would have picked out for myself in one of my many book buying binges. I'll share some thoughts on the book after the plot.
"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 fourty-seven years old, and a terrible accident two decades earlier deformed her ability to form new memories.
Every day, Christine must begin again the reconstruction of her past. And the closer she gets to the truth, the more unbelievable it seems."
I was a bit apprehensive with this story because of the whole memory loss thing, when I started I was just really hoping that it wouldn't turn out to be a rip-off of Memento. I really enjoyed the story here, Christine is a fantastic character and you can really feel the pain she is going through. I found the ending to be a bit predictable but it didn't ruin anything for me when I found out that my suspicions were correct. The second half of the book did seem to drag on a bit and then wrap everything up really quickly though.
It's a good book and you should give it a chance. I've heard that the film is really shit though so I won't bother with that.