Gone Girl (click on book or see below for description)
By Gillian Flynn
Hardcopy book provided by my lovely sister-in-law!
I did it! I finally read the book that everyone in the world read and that many books I’ve recently read have been compared to! And I get it. This book does give other books a pretty high standard to live up to on the craziness scale. All the hype had me almost disappointed as this is a pretty long book, but the ending sealed the deal.
I think I’ll keep this short as you can read through the other 36,892 (and counting) reviews on Amazon or 101,176 on Goodreads! Definitely a thrilling story with a lot of mystery as to what will happen next and even what is happening as you are reading. You will shift your alliances (if you even make any) at various times through the book, find yourself holding your breath at others, and maybe even not wanting to see what is next at times too. I haven’t gone through this wide of emotions in a book in a long time. And while this book is also pretty long, I couldn’t wait to keep reading and it definitely held my interest. And the ending, well I’ll just say I want MORE (and had to re-read it a few times!)
I’m not much for movies made from books, I always feel a bit disappointed, but since this one is a recent release – I’m going to go for it. What did you think if you’ve both read and seen? I’ve stayed away from reviews so far – but on my “to-watch” list this weekend – so I’ll see!
Ok – I know this review was very vague (not my usual style) but I’m going to leave it that way. I went in pretty blind (other than other books I’ve read recently be compared to it – like The Girl on the Train) and think it added to the excitement and my enjoyment of the story. If you’re looking for a good ride with lots of twists and that will keep your mind spinning, this book is for you! Check!
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. 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?