Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Review: "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn
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?
My Thoughts (This will be brief because I don't want to give ANY spoilers): All I can say is WTF? This was one of the craziest books I have ever read. I have never read a book that made me want to keep reading like this one did despite the fact that I didn't love the story. I honestly was bored for about the first hundred pages and was about ready to give up when things start to get crazy. After that, there were just enough twists and turns to make me want to plow through despite hating the characters. I thoroughly disliked both Nick and Amy; they were two of the most messed up characters I have ever come across. When I finished this book, all I could think was that Gone Girl was one of the most completely effed up stories I have ever read. I didn't hate this book; it was incredibly smart and well-written but it just kind of felt like I had my mind screwed with for several hundred pages. If you are looking for something entirely unique and don't mind a lot of craziness, you should check this book out. 3 stars.