August 6, 2012

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: Review

Pin It

gone girlThe first rule of Gone Girl is not to talk about Gone Girl. That’s pretty much it because if you talk about it to someone who hasn’t read it, it ruins it for them. And I SO WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT!

Brief synopsis: Amy disappeared from her home on the 5th anniversary of her marriage to Nick and he’s the prime suspect. It doesn’t look good for Nick, especially when you read Amy’s diary. She does not paint a pretty picture of their marriage.

 

 

Since I can’t say much, I will copy my Goodreads notes:

Page 84 19.0% "I hate this guy. What an a-hole."

Page 162 38.0% "I'm thinking lots of bad words. The baddest words!!!"

Page 237 55.0% "Ha!"

Page 432 100.0% "That was crazy, dudes."

There is quite a gap between “Ha!” and “That was crazy, dudes” because a lot of stuff happened and I changed my mind about a lot of things. It was crazy. I do have to say that at the very last page, I shook my head like I had been slapped. It just… never mind.

I thoroughly enjoyed Gone Girl, once the first twist happened. It was a bit slow at first but then, whoa! I was giddy because it was so twisted. Nick and Amy’s voices in all their incarnations were well done.

I’m stealing this lolcat from Raych because it sums up my feelings for Gillian Flynn.

my fist bump it

Yeah, that was good!

23 comments :

  1. Man, I wish my copy of this book would hurry up and get here!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was lucky to be on a short waiting list for the library copy.

      Delete
  2. Hahahaha, I LOVE the LOLcat. If this book is worth a fist bump, I may have to purchase it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. PS - Are we Goodreads friends? I don't remember seeing any of those updates...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yeah, there should be a warning on the front cover: DO NOT READ ALONE.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love your review - mine was completely incoherent, because, just like you said, you simply can't talk about it!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your review made me laugh. I liked it, almost loved it, and had trouble talking about it in my review, too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can give so much away so easily. It's a tough one.

      Delete
  7. I had a similar reaction except mine involved lots and lots of curse words and a racing pulse. She definitely knows how to build some unforgettable characters, doesn't she?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Heck yeah on the fist bump!

    I gave this to someone at work to read because I need someone to talk to. She needs to hurry up and get it read!

    ReplyDelete
  9. My first reaction to you was an incoherent, "Yeah! Right, huh?" because Gone Girl is just THAT GREAT! I'm telling everyone to read it NOW so I can talk about it!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Yeah, baby, yeah! Loved this book, too and am so glad you enjoyed it as well!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I recently bought this and I can't wait to get to it! All of these reviews have me itching to read it.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I agree, everyone needs to read this ASAP so we can start talking about it. It's so hard to write a review about a book like this. But yeah, it was pretty awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  13. LMAO! OK! I'll get to downloadin' this one.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I skimmed because I almost done with the book but I don't really see what all the hype was about. It was very predictable to me.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I've read ALL of her books and liked them; Haven't read this one yet -- must remedy that soon.

    ReplyDelete
  16. OMG, Yes! I can't even write my review a week after reading Gone Girl. Wow.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting! Please leave a comment. I've disabled Anonymous comments since I've had a barrage of Anon spam lately. Sorry about that.
Also, if you leave a legit comment but it contains a spammy link, it will not be published.

nrelate