Book review: If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch

Monday, January 8, 2018 Permalink

One of the things that usually draws me to a book is the voice of the narrator or lead character/s. Sometimes it’s through the story they’re telling or the dialogue or just the way they describe the world around them.

This debut novel by Emily Koch unfolds from the point of view from a man lying in a hospital bed in a coma. It’s interesting because we only get ‘some’ of the information we want or need – which I guess means we very much understand what Alex is going through… privy to only that part of the world to which he’s now exposed. In moments of clarity.

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