Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn

Story Summary: Don't want to give anything away. This is a thriller with definite twists. But to sum up briefly: Nick and Amy are having trouble in their marriage, Amy disappears, media starts to suspect Nick, everything goes wrong, twists happen.

Why You'll Like This Book:
  • Unreliable narrators!
  • Plot twists!
  • Very gripping! (At least the second half.)

And Why You Might Not:
  • Two main characters who are both rather unpleasant people.
  • And both kind of sexist too. Towards both sexes.
  • And most of the other characters are unpleasant too. (Although I liked Go.)

Thoughts: Well, my thoughts, few as they are, are somewhat spoilerly. So I'll leave you with the bulleted lists above, and do the rest of this review in rot13. Translate at your own risk!
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Grade: Difficult book to grade... Intense and memorable but disappointing and unpleasant. 3 stars, I suppose. Nice middling, non-committed number.

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