Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn | Book Review

Who are you?

What have we done to each other?

These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife, Amy, suddenly disappears. The police 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 weren't made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. 

So what did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?




I'd been wanting to abandon my habit of picking up lighthearted, romance novels by bestselling authors for a while now and get sucked into the world of mystery and thrill. So, when I saw the little orange circle reading 'THRILLER OF THE YEAR,' on the book cover that reminded me so much of a Twilight design, I had to get it. 

I'd never read a 'whodunit' book before and that is exactly how this book began - but don't be fooled. Don't even try to figure out what the hell is going on in those delicious, absorbing pages Just allow the words to consume you and sweep you away into its own world. 

It is impossible to write a review about Gone Girl without giving away spoilers, so let me just say this:

Gillian Flynn has written a book like no other around. To call it a thriller / crime novel doesn't do it any justice. It is so much more than that. Filled to the brim with twists and turns you could never have expected, delightfully juiced with wit and dark humor all meshed together in the breakdown of marriage and truth. 

As soon as you think you know what is going to happen, the moment you are sure you have it sussed out - you are thrown in the complete opposite direction and the unexpected jolt is so divinely enjoyable.

It is without a doubt, one of the best books that I have ever read with an ending so hauntingly open-ended you actually sit speechless for a while trying to wrap your head around it. 



Have you read this book yet?  If so what did you think? 


The movie, Gone Girl, was released earlier this year and my movie review on it will be coming soon. 



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20 comments:

  1. my friend is looking for a a good book to need, will suggest her this one
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  2. Wow Jade! This definitely looks like something that could keep me hooked! But at the moment, I am reading Susan Cain's Introvert! Once I finish this one, then I will start with Gone Girl. I am so happy that I haven't watched the movie yet!! Phewwww!!! I shall read the novel first! :) Thank you for the recommendation, dear one!

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  3. I have only seen the movie and it was brilliant. I have the book on my list for Christmas.

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  4. Unfortunately, I have not read this book. I don't often read books these days. I would love to make time for books though, so I am hoping to snuggle up one day in bed with a good story or something..
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  5. I loved the book and movie! Read her other two "Dark Places" and "Sharp Objects." They are just as good!

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  6. I have read this book, and you've done a nice job of reviewing it! It was quite a puzzle.

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  7. I recently watched the movie and loved it! Amy is so evil I love it!! xx
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  8. Amazing review! I have yet to read this book! This will be added to my to read list right now. Thanks for sharing =) Keep in touch x

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  9. I haven't read this book yet but I have read a book with a similar story :)

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  10. lovely blog ! would love my blog to be like this one day !
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  11. i haven't read it before , but it does sound like it's got a lot of suspense to it. Great review.


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  12. I've read so many books since this one and I find it so hard to distinguish it from all of the others. But I will say that I do remember not being able to put that damn book down. It was so intense! That book was so good and intriguing right up until the end. Then, SPOILER ALERT--- I was pissed with the conclusion. Have you ever read a book and wanted to throw it across the room for wasting your DAMN TIME afterwards? No matter what, I still enjoyed it AND I will still be tuning in for the movie.

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  13. Sounds thrilling! I haven't read it but I heard of it before!

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  14. I haven't read this one, but I am dying to see the film! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  15. I was supposed to watch the film because I heard it's amazing but I wasn't able to find the time :( Now I really want to read the novel!

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  16. I love this, so awesome

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  17. I love it too! And I totally agree, its hard to review it without giving it away so all I can say to people is- read it! haha

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  18. Ooooh, this just makes me want to read this book even more... it's currently on my reading list but I might have to move it up!

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