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Gone Girl

A Novel
Flynn, Gillian (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Authors: Flynn, Gillian, 1971-
Title: Gone girl
a novel
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 419 p. ;,24 cm.
Summary: On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
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ISBN: 030758836X
9780307588388
9780307588364
Statement of Responsibility: Gillian Flynn
Subject Headings: Wives Crimes against Fiction. Married people Fiction. Husbands Fiction.
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Wives
Married people
Husbands
LCCN: 2011041525
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Oct 21, 2014
  • debwalker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow. Saw the movie when I was halfway through the book. Both mesmerizing. Plot twists galore. Still wondering - who's the bigger sociopath, and who's playing whom?

Got tired of the long library wait so just went ahead to Coles and bought myself a copy of the paperback for 11.99$

Got the book from the library, read about 10 pages and returned it - decided I was not interested in how people with no souls treat each other. (You can read that every day in the paper.)

Sep 21, 2014
  • LalalaLand rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed reading this. One of the few books that actually surprised me. I knew what the plot twist was but everything after that threw me off. I liked how terrible the characters were and how flawed they are. You really didn't know who's side you were on. The ending didn't bother me as much as I thought it would. Yeah I wanted it to end differently but the way it ended was what the story was leading too i think. Great read overall. Highly recommended.

Thank you, Skeksie, thought it was just me that thought this way about this book so yes, I agree with your comment.

Didn't bother finishing it as the characters were low-class and the language facile. There are just too many good books out there to waste time on rubbish.

Sep 13, 2014
  • Michael Colford rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not terribly impressed with this major best-seller from last year. Gillian Flynn creates a suspenseful domestic drama about a woman who goes missing, and suspicion falls upon her husband. Chapters alternate between the two, and twists abound.

At first I was pretty uncomfortable about the intense stereotyping of both the male and female characters. The twist is supposed to make us feel better about that stereotyping, but in the end, it still felt pretty cheap. I will say the pacing is strong and it was hard for me to put down -- but that's not my barometer for a good read.

Soon to be a major film starring Ben Affleck. Yawn.

Sep 11, 2014
  • MaryMaryJ rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A book full of surprises! The characters were not likeable yet I kept reading as the story gathered momentum - was shocked as the supremely dark nature of an "ordinary" couple was revealed. Disappointing end.

Trashy...it is suspenseful but that is about all it has going. The dysfunctional characters leave much to be desired. Lots of foul language. A plot twist kept me reading halfway through when I had just decided I'd wasted enough time. The ending was not worth it! I wish that I could have my time wasted reading it back!

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A great summer / vacation read! Fast moving plot with surprising turns and relationship drama. Definitely written with a screen plan in mind, a la Dan Brown. Enjoyed it enough to see the movie, too -- I just hope they don't change the ending...

Sep 24, 2012
  • AnneDromeda rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Let me preface this review by stating that I know I’m late to this party. I do. But now that I’m here, I really do not want you to miss it. Have you read *Gone Girl* yet? No? Holy cats, people, you must get on it, and here’s why:<br />

Nick and Amy Dunne have it all - living in a Manhattan brownstone, handsome Nick works as a writer for a highbrow magazine, and beautiful Amy is the benefactor of an empire of children’s books created by her parents in her image. The Dunnes met in the cutest of cute meets, their dialogue is witty, their sex life is charged and adventurous. Having become accustomed to living in the charmed lap of luxury, they are doubly surprised when the financial meltdown claims Nick’s job and Amy’s trust fund. Listless, with no work to tie them to Manhattan, Nick proposes they move back to his native Missouri to look after his ailing parents.<br />

Things take a very dark turn in Missouri; the marriage flounders, and Amy goes missing the morning of their fifth anniversary. The scene initially suggests a struggle with an intruder, but police soon determine the struggle scene is staged. Traces of blood – a lot of blood – are found in another location. Very soon, it is assumed that Amy is dead, and Nick is the prime suspect.<br />

Flynn weaves a dark, deft tale of psychological terror, juxtaposing Amy’s diary entries leading to her disappearance with chapters detailing the minutiae of Nick’s life and mind under the microscope of police and media. Flynn has a gift for building characters’ psychological profiles so completely that readers feel they know exactly what comes next because they really know the people in the story. But you don’t know the people in the story, not like you think you do; and when the whole novel turns a dime-tight twist halfway through, your sense of sick dread is amplified knowing things are much darker, weirder and more complex than you ever thought. <br />

*Gone Girl* is a masterpiece among psychological thrillers that will keep you awake all night. Bring snacks. You aren’t going to want to get up for anything once you get reading.<br />

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Apr 25, 2014
  • Fadz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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