California Dreamin' and Monday, Monday are my two favorite songs by the Mamas and Papas, pictured at left, the iconic American/Canadian musical group from the 1960s. Folk music, hippies, love beads, the peace movement...these are some of the things that come to mind for me from that era.
Fast forward to the present...for a reading update. I am half way through Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, and can see why it is a New York Times bestseller. (It's currently number 3 on the NYT print fiction hardcover list.) The author expertly draws the reader into a web of mystery with the disappearance of Amy Elliott Dunne on her fifth wedding anniversary. As the story unfolds, Flynn paints an engrossing picture of flawed characters, imperfect lives, and unraveling relationships. I am thoroughly engaged as secret after secret is revealed. It has me pondering the many ways an individual can be "gone" from a relationship--physically, psychologically, emotionally. I anticipate burning the midnight oil to finish this novel.
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