Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn | Facebook | Goodreads | Website
Publication Date: June 5 2012
Length: 432 Pages
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Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Cover Love: Simple, but effective.
Point of View: Alternating 1st person between both Nick and Amy
My Rating: 5 Stars
Wow. Wow. Wow.
Holy mother of God... or should that be holy mother of all things evil? It has been a few days since I finished Gone Girl and I am still in a state of... what exactly I have no idea. Anger? Shock? Acceptance?
I have no idea how I am going to write this review.
There is so little detail that I can go into in regards to the actual plot, as I refuse to give any of it away. I'm sure this will not be the first review you will have read about Gone Girl, and probably not the last. But, I want to stress how important it is that you stay with this book.
What do I mean by that? Well, the first half has been quoted as being a little on the boring side. I have to admit that I never felt that way... while I reading it. But when the story completely exploded at just over the 50% mark it is a non-stop roller coaster ride till the very end. So in retrospect, I can now look back at the first 50% and agree that yes, in comparison it was much slower. However, the first half is a requirement. You must get to know these characters. You would never have been able to get to where you are emotionally at the start of Part Two if there was never a Part One.
And what about the ending? You will feel manipulated once you finished. You will sit and stare at the final paragraph, you will want to throw the book, and or your reading device at the closest wall. You will sit and stew over all of what you have read, wondering how things got to that final paragraph. Then you will find yourself smiling. Why? Hell, you won't even know why... because I sure didn't. I wanted to be angry, I wanted to scream, but in the end all I could do was smile. To be fair it was probably one of those crazed, psycho killer smiles, but to be honest I would expect no other kind of smile after reading Gone Girl.
So yeah, this is a strange review to have written but I just refuse to spoil anything. My only suggestion to you is READ THIS BOOK. There is a film being made, which at the time of this review says will be out in 2015. I have to say, I think this will translate perfectly on the big screen. They are filming the movie in a small river town in Missouri, not too far from where I was born and grew up in Southern Illinois. Be it this review, other reviews, the film due out a bit later... whatever it is that helps you to decide to read this book, just please choose to read this book. You will not be disappointed.