Sunday, March 22

Book Review: Gone Girl

Title: Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn

Pages: Ebook 450

Summary: 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?

My Rating: 9.75/10

What I liked/disliked about the book:


This review will contain spoilers.

Wow. Just wow. That was my initial thoughts on this book and how it all played out. The author did a fantastic job at creating Amy, an incredibly well done, manipulative character. I was shocked at just how the author managed to make Amy so convincing in the first section of the book. Even knowing Amy was a nut job, as I read the book (again, just in that first section) I did find myself liking her more than Nick. As for Nick, he's a jackass, I never thought he murdered his wife, but I always thought he was a jackass. Once I finished the book a spineless, stupid jackass, but if you want to find out the reasons behind that, you'll have to read the book for yourself. As for Amy, She was, despite being a sociopath, an enjoyable character to read - I wouldn't say she was likeable, not once her true identity was revealed. But, she was a character who had me entranced and I couldn't put the book down because I had to know what would happen with the plot and what she'd do next.

What I liked about the book the most, was how detailed the author was on how, what and why Amy did what she did. It was outstanding how well everything played out. This is what makes the book such a fantastic read - the detail behind the story, behind who Amy is and how she did it, what she did, was because of the careful amount of time and detail the author put into the story.

The ending! What an ending! I was not expecting that. The last few chapters, practically had me screaming at the characters. Jaw-dropping twist, that's all I'll say to that.

Overall, this was a fantastic read, originally I didn't get the hype behind it, I thought it would be like other books in its genre, and while in some aspects it is, it far exceeds the other books in the genre, because of the all the details I mentioned above.

Would I recommend it to read: I would, even if you know the general plot twist in the story, how clever the author made it, how detailed made it all worth it.

What to read next: Sharp Objects, Dark Places, Girl on the Train

Challenges: 100+ Books, 2015 Category Challenge, 2015 Cloak and Dagger Challenge, EBook Challenge, Mount TBR ChallengeNew Author Challenge


4 comments:

  1. Yes! This was such a dark and unexpected read but one that I just could not put down. I recently watched the movie and they did a pretty great job with it. Great review!

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    1. I heard the movie was well done, but I was told that reading the book was important, as there are bits in it that don't make as much sense unless you've read the book. Glad to see you enjoy it too - great read.

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  2. In retrospect, it did seem to me a little inconceivable that even the most sociopathic of sociopaths could have thought out things in quite such a detailed manner. But while I was reading it, I didn't care. It was a great ride.

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    1. It was a great ride, interesting perspective on Amy.

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