Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn



I'm probably about the last person who hasn't read/talked about Gone Girl already.  It came out in 2012. It's even been turned into a movie already. There is no doubt that the book is a tour de force. 

But I ended up not liking a single character in the book – I'm sure that was intentional.  The author is a master of playing mind games with you as you go through the book.

A strangely compelling read.  It also makes you think about the hysteria that can be whipped up by the media that effectively judges people before the justice system can ever act.

I ended up liking this book despite myself.  And I hope I never ever come across a person like Amy in real life!

9 comments:

  1. Nice review. And you are exactly right - there's not a single likable character in the book!

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  2. Like you I read this book very late. Liked it too. Strange but very likable

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  3. I have not read the book, but saw the movie. My husband hated it, I should not have taken him!I agree with you on not wanting to meet any Amy's in real life!

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  4. Boy, you hit the nail on the head with this post! Crazy couple!

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  5. I haven't read the book or watched the movie but it's on my to do list! Great review :)

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  6. When I finished Gone Girl, I thought each of those two got exactly what they deserved!

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  7. I haven't read it either. HOWEVER, it is on my TBR list. :)

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  8. I'm planning to read it towards the end of this year. I think I have managed to stay away from spoilers so far. I haven't watched the movie either; I want to read the book first.

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  9. Loved the book, and also the movie. Amy was crazy!

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