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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Book Club — Gone Girl


It's been awhile since the last time I picked up a book and could hardly part with putting it down. From the moment I read the synopsis of Gone Girl, it was obvious that I'd be hooked considering the fact that I've got a thing for psychological murder mysteries. Instead of boring you with my attempt at a book synopsis, I'll leave you with what the publisher has to say:
"Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work "draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction." Gone Girl's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn." 
The novel makes you wonder whodunit throughout the first half of the book and then leaves you questioning your character loyalties in the second part. It's a dark, and yet fascinating, look into how a seemingly normal couple and marriage got so incredibly twisted. If I had to give this book a grade, it would be a solid A, only missing the A+ mark because I wasn't a fan of the ending. Gone Girl would be a great pick for your next book club leaving you all to discuss the novel's overlying question,"How well do you really know your significant other?"

4 comments:

Unknown said...

Reading it now and not getting much sleep - keep reading just one more chapter! Thanks for recommending it

Unknown said...

Reading it now and not getting much sleep - keep reading just one more chapter! Thanks for recommending it

Kelli Long said...

Oh! I've been wanting to read it :) Now my interest is really sparked, I love murder mysteries

Unknown said...

Really liked this book. Agree with you about the ending.