Saturday, 28 November 2015

Book Review: Gone Girl

GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn 
5 Stars 
Verdict: Kinda messed up, aren't they?

When Nick finds his wife missing in suspicious circumstances, he doesn’t react the way a loving husband should. That’s all I’m going to say (fearful of spoilers). The film is also very close to the book, so don't watch if you plan to read it!

At first I enjoyed the two narrators, Nick's present day musings which are obliviously insensitive towards his wife, juxtaposed against Amy’s quirky diary entries of a girl falling in love. I'd say I had medium interest. The treasure hunt kept me semi-interested, and the mystery of the ‘gone girl’ seemed a little underwhelming considering how long this book was in the charts for. I think it’s fair to say this book starts off with an average plot written with flare, but no less average.

When the twists began, the story began. It might have taken a while, but it was worth it.

I could say ‘I saw it coming’ but that wouldn’t be the whole truth, because I didn’t expect the extent and I certainly didn’t think things would turn out the way they did.

I have a love-hate relationship with both Nick and Amy, thanks to Flynn. Both likable and hateable, it’s hard to pick a side.

I love a crazy narrator probably more than the next person, so this is my type of novel. Parts were twisted, others painful, but the ending is messed up in a way that’s fits the story.

Source: Bought it!