John Mawie
John Mawie asked S.J. Watson:

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S.J. Watson Hi Mawie - thanks for this question. I hadn't seen '50 First Dates' when I started the book, and I only watched it once I'd finished Before I Go to Sleep. I can see why people might think there's a similarity, but to me Before I Go to Sleep imagines what might happen once Drew Barrymore's character has aged visibly and her friends and family can no longer pretend nothing has happened.

(Thank you for your other comments, too. Not really a question in there, so I can't post other than to say I'm glad you liked the book!)

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