Friday, January 17, 2014

Book Report - Gone Girl

Title: Gone Girl
Authour: Gillian Flynn
Length: 395 pages
How long it took me to read: 4 days

What it's about: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 from their rented McMansion 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?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

The ending is the most important part: Wait, what? That was the end? What a sick and twisted ending.

Last word:  Wow, what a good book. Ugh, what a terrible, twisted ending. I loved and hated this book. Not since East of Eden's Cathy Ames have I hated a character as much as I hate Amy Elliot Dunne.

Spoilers after the jump

This book will play you. I spent the first half of the book thinking one thing, only to become completely blown away and turned around. This book is so amazingly well written. I loved how it played me. I love that it blew my mind. I love that I hated the ending.

Amy Elliot Dunne is the worst character ever written in the history of terrible women. I absolutely hate her.

Two days after I finished this, I found out that it's coming out as a movie. I can't wait to see what they do with it.

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