Friday, March 29, 2013

Gone Girl Book Review

Just popping in. Usually I don't post twice on Fridays, but I had some extra down time this afternoon so I figured why the heck not?

So I'm pretty behind on my reading of the latest bestsellers. Thanks again college for taking over my life. But, I did manage to find some time to read "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn.

Summary: It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Nick's beautiful and clever wife disappears from their home on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media -- as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents -- the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter -- but is he really a killer?
After page one I was instantly hooked. The author flip-flops between Amy's diary and Nick's narrative, which paints two totally different pictures of what is going on in their life.

Some of my questions/comments- 
1) Why place such an emphasis on Nick's relationship with his sister? It seems almost like the author wants to lean you towards thinking Nick and his sister were in on the murder.

2) I loved the book, but absolutely hated the ending. Does that make sense haha? I won't give it away for those that haven't read it, but I pictured a much different scene in my head. The ending lacked justice.

3) The plot has so many twists, you couldn't predict even if you tried. Almost every page had a surprise, which left me saying "holy $hit".
(quality coffee and good writing = how I spent most nights this week)

4) What is with Nick's aloofness at the beginning? He is just so unattached from his marriage until the end.

5) What do you think about Desi towards the end? Do you think he would be capable of murder?

6) Can you ever really know the person you are married to? That is a scary thought.

Overall, I would vote this book a big thumbs up! If you love a creepy mystery with lots of surprising twists, give this book a shot.

Happy Weekend!

What are you reading lately?

6 comments:

  1. I LOVED this book but was SO PISSED at the ending. It almost ruined it for me( it didn't but I was really mad). I totally thought it lacked justice!

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    1. Yes same here! I was literally like , "what the heck?" when I got to the last page.

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  2. I heard so many great things about this book but haven't read it. I posted on my page today about reading The Happiness Project.... we'll see how that goes :)

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    1. I've heard really good things about that book!

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  3. I loved this book. I was not completely hooked until Part 2, but once I got there I could not put the book down. I must say, though, that I was not the biggest fan of the ending. I guess I was just hoping for a bit more closure and finality.

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    1. Me too! The ending completely shocked me. Maybe there will be a second book?!

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