Thursday, July 26, 2012

Gone Girl

Gone Girl has been "the book" of  the summer it seems.  I have seen reviews of it for a few months now and debated buying it for my kindle. Luckily the library copy didn't take too long to become available.

Because I don't want to spoil anything about this novel for you, the only thing I can really say is that you should read it for yourself.  It is not a book that you will fly through. It took me a while - I didn't skim this time, but actually read every single word.  If you are easily offended by bad language, then you may not enjoy this novel, either.  Honestly, I just kind of tune that part out when I read. 

Although it took me a while to get into (which I have heard from other readers) the second part of this novel really picks up and I am still creeped out a bit.  I kept having flashbacks to Single White Female, a movie I saw when I was in college.  Creepy. 

The basic premise: Nick and Amy are celebrating their fifth anniversary when Amy goes missing.  There are signs of a struggle at their home and all clues point to Nick as the person who is responsible for Amy's disappearance.  The two take turns narrating the chapters so glimpses are given of each person's thoughts and motives. And then just when you are wondering where this might lead, the second half of the novel takes off and what you thought you knew isn't really the case.

I stayed up late reading Gone Girl and still can't stop thinking about Nick and Amy.


Marce said...

Gone Girl just didn't do it for me. It definitely is the Thriller of the summer though.

Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

There are 141 HOLDS on our 21 copies at the I bought it. Trying to get thru book club, then will start this late next week. I think it's a love it/hate it kind of book

Peaceful Reader said...

Good thing Chris was home while you stayed up late to finish it. I read Dragon Tattoo while Greg was out of town and I couldn't sleep!