Monday, January 14, 2013

Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

When I finished Gone Girl my first thought was, "that was creepy!"

My overview of this book has to be minimal in order to preserve the mystery for those of you who have yet to read this best-seller. In a nutshell, this is a dysfunctional marriage gone disastrously wrong beyond your imagination. The novel is divided into alternating narrations between Nick Dunne and his wife "Amazing Amy" telling their perspective of the relationship and encouraging readers to pick a side. Halfway through, Ms. Flynn introduces a twist, which throws readers into some confusion and doubts. These people are sick, they are psychotic, they are unbelievable! And there is the problem, by the time part three comes along, the characters and the story-line becomes unbelievable. It seemed like the focus shifted, the story lost momentum and although issues were resolved, it was unsatisfactory.

I give credit to Flynn for entering the minds of these clearly disturbed people, she wanted you to experience the mind of a wack-a-do, and did a great job of it! I can see why this has been a popular read. It is creepy, but doesn't leave you with the lingering anxiety received from Silence of the Lambs or Misery


  1. I so want to read this. you know how I love crazy people...

  2. Right up your alley! It's a very quick read.