Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

gone girlIf you are planning on reading this book, and I highly recommend that you do, I’m going to tell you right now that it is going to be impossible for me to write this post without some major spoilage, so perhaps you should just mosey on your way now. It’s ok. I understand. Come back later and we’ll talk about it.

I could not read this book fast enough. I stayed up until well past my bedtime last night because I had to know how it ended.

Because this book pissed me off. It messed with my head, and left me not knowing how to feel. Nick and Amy seem to have a great marriage on the surface, but below those artificial layers lay two very screwed up human beings. Nick – okay – you like him at first, and then you HATE him, and then you like him again, kind of, although you still haven’t forgotten why you hated him. Namely, that he cheated on his wife with a younger woman. And that he lied so badly about it. And his wife, Amy, you feel so bad for her, because it seems like she’s just trying to save their marriage, but then she’s kidnapped, possibly murdered, and it starts to look like Nick is involved somehow.

And then the second half of the book is like, BOOM. Amy is a total psychopathic bitch, and she’s not kidnapped and certainly not dead. And I still felt kind of bad for her, because to go to such lengths to do all that she did, she clearly has issues. But then I just wanted to see her go down in flames. I couldn’t wait, in fact. That’s why I stayed up so late, poring through each page, looking for vindication.

I was gravely disappointed with how it all ended, but overall, this is a superbly-written, emotional roller coaster of a novel that I won’t forget for a long time.



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