Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Talking Tuesday, October 16, 2012--Gone Girl

   Reading Gone Girl is like standing on shifting sands...each new nugget of information--about Amy, the wife who mysteriously vanishes on her fifth wedding anniversary and Nick, her husband and the prime suspect in Amy's disappearance--ensnares the reader deeper into a web of treachery and deceit.  The novel is a stunningly dark read and a chilling illustration of the consequences of the lies these troubled souls tell, the disguises they wear, and the secrets they keep. The plot twists remind us that no one really knows what goes on behind closed doors, and raise questions of how well we think we know others, especially those we share intimate relationships with.  Briefly stated, Gone Girl is disturbingly delicious.  (To read my other comments about Gone Girl, see my 10/13 post--This Weekend's Read and my 10/15 post--Monday, Monday.)

This is one of the best books I've read this year. Flynn's writing style, psychological insight, and characterization are outstanding.  I am adding Flynn's two previous novels, Dark Places and Sharp Objects, to the top of my reading list.

 It's great to be a reader!


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Disclaimer: No remuneration was received for this review.  A copy of the book was borrowed from the New York Public Library.

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  1. Looking forward to my book arriving. Sounds like a movie could be created from this story.

  2. I agree. The main characters, and the supporting characters, are complex.