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Before I Wake (Fiction)

September 29 2007 at 2:38 PM
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Before I Wake
by Robert J. Wiersema
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Weaving together disparate voices, Wiersema's brilliant debut novel sheds light on the inner lives of characters struggling against tragedy, finding each other, and themselves, in the darkness of unimaginable sorrow.


 
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Maureen
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Already a downer

October 1 2007, 11:06 AM 

Oh my goodness, this story is already sad in the first installment. But it seems well written and has me wondering what to expect tomorrow...


 
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Melissa
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Re: Before I Wake (Fiction)

October 1 2007, 12:18 PM 

Immediately compelling.

 
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Heather
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New Book

October 1 2007, 1:57 PM 

I'm looking forward to this book more. Its an interesting premise and looks to be a book I would have picked up at the library.

 
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Nicole
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This one is going to make me cry...

October 1 2007, 2:00 PM 

I have a 3 year old boy, so this book is definitely going to make me cry. He's having some play time in his room right now, and I think I'm going to go hug him. I almost don't want to know what's going to happen on day 2 of our read...

 
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Liz
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A mother's worst nightmare

October 2 2007, 6:48 AM 

day 2 and I am hooked and both days it has ended and I've been thinking, "Oh, NOOO....keep going... !!!"

 
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Krista
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Can't help but wonder...

October 2 2007, 12:18 PM 

So far, it's one of those books that makes you feel like you just HAVE to know what happens next!

 
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Heather
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I'm hooked

October 3 2007, 9:57 AM 

I want to know what happens. I've been anxiously awaiting the next installment.

 
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Stephanie Kempf
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Before I Wake

October 3 2007, 11:38 AM 

First installment made me want to cry and it sent fear down my spine -- what if something like that happened to me . . . By the 3rd installment, still feeling the tragedy, but not sure if it is a book I could finish, seems to dark/sorrowful for me. Also, I don't think I like how it bounces from person to person.

 
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Liz
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choppy

October 4 2007, 5:55 PM 

I thought today esp it seemed a little choppy, going so quickly from person to person, but I am still very intrigued. Of course I want to know how "Mary" figures in, but I can already guess. I have to get this book! My library doesn't have it :(

 
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shirley Tucker
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surprise and excitement

October 4 2007, 1:18 AM 

The first page got my attention--Jubilee hospital--Hillside mall -the author is talking about my home town.!!!
I suppose all the libraries suggest books that are read on-line --but it is a surprise ---just as the Emily Carr story was a surprise.
The second day's reading confirmed the fact that the author and the story were from Victoria B.C.
I certainly will try to get a copy from the library --I am reading two of your selections -from the library-at the present time--Thank you Suzanne

 
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Liz
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Question for Shirley

October 4 2007, 5:53 PM 

Shirley, what is the Emily Carr story you mentioned? I just finished Susan Vreeland's The Forest Lover (hist fiction about Emily Carr) not too long ago and loved it but I didn't see it here?

 
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Liz
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Fri

October 5 2007, 6:51 AM 

I HAVE to get this book, now. I cannot stand to be left hanging. I hope the rest of the book supports the excellent start!

 
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Gretchen
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Before I Wake....

October 4 2007, 10:45 PM 

I will definetly get this book. Can't wait to see what happens.

 
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Kari
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wow

October 9 2007, 12:26 AM 

I want to keep reading...I guess i'll just have to check the book out to finish the rest of it. :-)

 
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Kathy
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Before I Wake

October 12 2007, 1:33 PM 

From the begining this book had me captivated. I checked out the book from the library; I haven't been able to put it down! I cried with Karen about her little girl. She is very brave. I can't believe her husband! As I am reading his part of the story I am thinking to myself; 'What a Jerk! How dare him!' This book has touched me deeply. I know this book is sad, but I recommend this book to everyone. It is really a good book.

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Kathy

 
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Marcille
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POV

October 23 2007, 8:46 AM 

I read the book. I was interested in the POV choice. At first I thought there would be a few first person POV and I'm interested in that because I'm trying to use 4 first person POV in my work in progress. I did find there were too many voices here though.

Also, as the story progressed, it did not go where I expected it to. It had a little DaVinci mystery thing going and I think if it had continued with the human element it would have been stronger.

Still, it was a compelling read and kept my interest throughout.

Also, I found the parents a little too civil under the circumstances to be believable.

 
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