Before I go to Sleep was one really interesting story. It is the story of a woman who wakes up everyday and forgets everything about her life. She doesn't know who she is or who her husband is and she has to start over every single day.
Not that original you would tell me, but this book was absolutely amazing. I really felt the anxiety at every single page, I wanted to know what was happening and what made her lost her memory like that.
The construction of the book makes you really confused and you really do not understand what is happening at all. You are totally lost all the time because you are remembering things at the same time as the main character and that was really well done.
You get this hughe climax at the end and I really liked it. I totally recommend this book ! I also know there was a movie made about it and I might consider watching it.
Rodeo Man is a fantastic contemporary romance by Margaret Watson. Ms. Watson has provided us with a book that is well-written and loaded it with amazing characters. This second chance romance brings Rebecca and Grady together after years apart. Rebecca is part owner of an animal clinic. Grady bought a ranch after being injured in the rodeo. Their story has plenty of drama, humor, action, suspense and spice. I enjoyed reading this book from the first page till the last and look forward to reading more from Margaret Watson. Rodeo Man is book 1 of the Cameron Cowboys Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
Gossip, backstabbing, petty squabbles, arrogance, snobbishness, and misogyny take a front row seat in this personal account of how the double helix structure of DNA was discovered.
I expected more from Watson's book.
And then there is the question about Rosalind Franklin's contribution to the discovery.
While Watson does spend some time in the epilogue to credit Franklin for her work on the subject, it seems too little, too late. He spends the entire book painting her as an uncooperative, dour, argumentative, bossy, frump with an "acid smile" in a career mostly reserved for unattractive women who have little chance of catching a husband. (He actually introduces her in the book in almost exactly those terms.)
Oh, and there is little explanation of the structure of DNA itself. It really is more of an account of his thoughts on girls, stomach pains, and on the personal lives of people Watson encountered when working on the project.
This is the first book I've read that focuses on the multitude of searches conducted to find the lost Franklin expedition rather than on the expedition itself, though of course early chapters offer context. As a fellow obsessive, it's worth asking why this lost expedition to find the Northwest Passage has generated so much interest and so many searches over the years. It certainly wasn't the only lost voyage.
One answer is Franklin's wife, Jane, whose tenacity and devotion was the force behind many of the search efforts. What I didn't know, and this book details, is that Lady Franklin was an explorer and adventuress in her own right. She'd have gone on a voyage to the Arctic herself if she hadn't been prevented. Her efforts extended to seances and mediums, popular at the time in Britain; a few turned out to be uncannily accurate.
However, one of the clearest explanations why it took so long to find the two ships (both recently discovered at the bottom of the Arctic in 2014 and 2016) is that Inuit witnesses were ignored or misunderstood (in fact, Charles Dickens penned an incredibly racist rant once it was revealed via the Inuit that some men of the expedition resorted to cannibalism). Another strength of this book is that it gives these figures and their culture their due. However, I was put off a few times by Watson's language, which could go heavy on the "magical native" trope (at one point there's a "mystical glint" in an Inuit's eye).
I appreciated that in addition to citing those who traveled to the Arctic or gave information on the expedition's fate, Watson also highlights those whose inventions and pioneering aided in searches. He also unequivocally connects climate change with the discoveries of the ships; ironically, after many lives lost searching for it in the past, a Northwest Passage is now feasible due to the melting of Arctic ice. Canada, Russia, and the United States, along with Britain, were heavily invested in these expeditions and their recovery because a passage would be so lucrative. So...there's the bright side?