Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


There’s a new movie in town which your friends are talking about. You cannot go and watch the movie in the first two weeks for some reason. And an English movie dies away in Gujju-land real fast. So, what do you do?

You pick up the book it was based on and satisfy yourself. Afterall, books are always better than movies!! πŸ™‚

The selling-points of this book:

#1Β Perfect timing of the twist! Oh-so-crisp!

#2 Superb description of the characters (in their own words, of course!) because the book is in first person i.e. through the eyes of two people Amy and Nick (wife who goes missing and her husband)

Usually when the narrator / the story keeps on alternating between characters, I find it very irritating but the balance here is so well maintained, I actually enjoyed both!

Here is the plot:

Amy goes missing on her 5th Anniversary, the police finds her diary, Nick doesn’t seem as shattered as he should appear to be and the diary is a heart-breaker. The police think Nick killed her and though you know he didn’t, you don’t think this is unfair!Β You think you connect to Amy so well and you hate Nick. And you think you’re so smart, others who go gaga over this book must have been plain stupid! Just about then,Β plot twist!

(spoiler ahead) Amy is a nutter and has been writing diary to frame Nick while she has gone missing deliberately and has been in hiding somewhere! Haah! You’re not so smart now, are you?Β I shall not disclose the end now but I hope this gets you to buy the book and get going! You won’t be disappointed by this roller-coaster ride!! (spoiler ends)

The book takes you through the ride makes you feel a little of love, a little of romance, a little of madness, a little of resentment and some dark humor!

Have you read it? How did you find it?

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13 thoughts on “Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

  1. pavanneh says:

    I have read the book and would like to see the movie. People are actually saying that the movie is VERY close to the book for once. I won’t go into detail, but I thought the book was okay. Just left my unsatisfied at the end.

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  2. ady says:

    Thank you very much !!!! I was getting tired of Agatha Christie’s suspense novels and desperately needed a change ! I was very much interested in the film but as I am not a theater person and need a book and I can download the film later,so this one is on my reading list now provided I get an e-copy…. πŸ™‚

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