Gone Girl: Book Review

Gone Girl book

Book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Publisher/Year: Crown Publishing Group/2012

Genre: Thriller

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ¾

Who’s going to be in the movie?
BEN AFFLECK<3 (Good Will Hunting, The Town, ArgoPearl Harbor, 1000s of other great movies)
Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Tyler Perry (all of the characters in Madea?)

When can I watch it?
Mean Girls Day. (October 3rd)

What’s it about?

Here’s an actual summary…

On Nick (Affleck<3) and Amy (Pike) Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary Amy goes missing. Dun dun DUNNE! (Get it? Because their last name is Dunne?! Just kidding, it’s stupid.) The book goes back and forth between present day Nick (under pressure from the media and police trying to find out what happened to his wife) and Amy’s diary starting from when she first met Nick. Even though Nick and Amy’s marriage was floundering and Nick seems to be hiding something, no one knows if Nick is really capable of murder. That’s really all I can say without giving anything away.

What did you think?
I LOVE PLOT TWISTS. Crime/mystery/thrillers are so much fun to read. Gone Girl really keeps you on your toes and has surprises at every turn of a page (not literally, that would be overwhelming).

It’s going to be hard to talk about this without any spoilers but I will do what I can. I really liked reading back and forth between the past and the present. It’s interesting to see how Nick and Amy started in comparison to where they are now, I just had to keep reading until the two stories met up with each other.

One of the best parts of the book is that it is so well thought out. There is so much detail and careful planning that went into this, it amazes me. You really just need to read it so we can have a full on discussion about it. IT’S SO INTRICATE.

The only gripe I have with this book is the ending SUCKS, it’s the only thing keeping the book from a 5 ♥ rating. IT’S SO BAD. But it’s not just me, everyone hated the ending. Everyone hated the ending so much thatGillian Flynn wrote a different ending for the movie. Depending on how these changes pan out, the movie has potential to actually be better than the book, which almost never happens. The movie also has the advantage of having 6’4″ of Bostonian magic in the form of Ben Affleck.

Here’s the trailer.  It doesn’t give any of the epic plot twists away and Ben Affleck looks like he plays the part perfectly (obviously). Take a look for yourself and just try to contain yourself until October 3rd.

Should I read it?
YES! It’s so exciting and you’ll finish in no time because you won’t be able to put it down.


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