Gone Girl: A Quick Review

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I feel like it would be wrong to say I “really liked” this book. I did, however, read it in three days, which says something, at least.

I don’t know a strong enough word to describe how twisted it was. Smartly twisted.

But I have to agree with a few others who said that the first two hundred pages dragged. Not to mention the complete lack of resolution. A little bit of a cop out, Ms. Flynn.

But as far as seriously psychotic characters go, this one takes the cake on my personal reading list.

I was also impressed with the clear distinction between the two voices of the narrators, and the difference between “Diary Amy” and Part 2 Amy.

It was a little annoying that every single character used the f-word (or a derivative of it) however, as if it is a word that everyone in the universe uses, casually and often. I personally don’t mind the word. But many people do. I find it hard to believe that every single character (all the way down to the final interviewer) would throw it around so easily. It felt like a cheap rated R movie move.

On the flip side, this book was just the medicine I needed to persuade me to pick up Redeeming Love again. It seems I need something heartwarming and mind-numbing to recover.

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