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Gone Girl

A Novel
Flynn, Gillian (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately 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 aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Authors: Flynn, Gillian, 1971-
Title: Gone girl
a novel
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Summary: On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately 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 aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Local Note: CM (06/12)
ISBN: 9780307588364
030758836X
Branch Call Number: M F FLY
Statement of Responsibility: Gillian Flynn
Subject Headings: Husbands Fiction Married people Fiction Wives Crimes against Fiction
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Husbands
Married people
Wives
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As mysteries go this one had me going -full of surprises,twists and turns. Entertaining,well written and I got it read in less than the three weeks the library allows. Now to see how they portray Amy and Nick on the screen.
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Oct 30, 2014
  • elfhunter02 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I picked up this book due to all the hype. It has been a long time since I have not gotten through at least 50 pages of a book before putting it down. I got through 25 pages and found no redeeming qualities of the book. The writing is awful and the characters are completely unlikeable. The short POV chapters cause it to be an extremely dysjointed and unpleasant experience.

Oct 30, 2014
  • Monikan21 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book had a lot of hype and I decided to forgo my usual reads for this in hope of reading something exciting. This was an interesting book - lots of twists. Funny how words can make you like one character and then you realize the opposite is true. The author did a good job, but I still prefer lighter reads.

Oct 30, 2014
  • Liselara rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was 40 pages into the book when my sisters treated me to the movie for my birthday. Like debwalker, I loved the movie and jumped out of my seat at least once. Now I am back to the book and I totally see why many people "don't get it". In fact, I laughed out loud at a couple of scenes. Nonetheless, the writing is brilliant; Flynn crafts each sentence carefully and she is woefully introspective. This is a multi-layered novel and sure, it's a little slow at times, and even though I know how it ends, I can't wait to see how Flynn writes the final pages. Although it's not referenced in the movie, the "dancing monkeys" angered a lot of guys.

Oct 28, 2014
  • Septemberly rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I was enthusiastic about this book in the beginning chapters, but my enthusiasm quickly waned. There were too many plot twists and weird connections, which made the whole story feel too planned. I wasn't surprised by the ending; it felt obvious. I finished the book, but my final opinion continues to fluctuate between like and dislike. The author tried too hard to be creative, and in the end, the book fell flat.

Oct 27, 2014
  • trincm rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

All the hype made me want to read this book. First half, I found it hard to get thru and yet I kept reading. Second half gave it a bit more life but I would not call it a page turner. I have read much better and more thrilling books. Still it was an ok read. Maybe the movie will be better.

Oct 21, 2014
  • debwalker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow. Saw the movie when I was halfway through the book. Both mesmerizing. Plot twists galore. Still wondering - who's the bigger sociopath, and who's playing whom?

Got tired of the long library wait so just went ahead to Coles and bought myself a copy of the paperback for 11.99$

Got the book from the library, read about 10 pages and returned it - decided I was not interested in how people with no souls treat each other. (You can read that every day in the paper.)

Sep 21, 2014
  • LalalaLand rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed reading this. One of the few books that actually surprised me. I knew what the plot twist was but everything after that threw me off. I liked how terrible the characters were and how flawed they are. You really didn't know who's side you were on. The ending didn't bother me as much as I thought it would. Yeah I wanted it to end differently but the way it ended was what the story was leading too i think. Great read overall. Highly recommended.

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A great summer / vacation read! Fast moving plot with surprising turns and relationship drama. Definitely written with a screen plan in mind, a la Dan Brown. Enjoyed it enough to see the movie, too -- I just hope they don't change the ending...

Sep 24, 2012
  • AnneDromeda rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Let me preface this review by stating that I know I’m late to this party. I do. But now that I’m here, I really do not want you to miss it. Have you read *Gone Girl* yet? No? Holy cats, people, you must get on it, and here’s why:<br />

Nick and Amy Dunne have it all - living in a Manhattan brownstone, handsome Nick works as a writer for a highbrow magazine, and beautiful Amy is the benefactor of an empire of children’s books created by her parents in her image. The Dunnes met in the cutest of cute meets, their dialogue is witty, their sex life is charged and adventurous. Having become accustomed to living in the charmed lap of luxury, they are doubly surprised when the financial meltdown claims Nick’s job and Amy’s trust fund. Listless, with no work to tie them to Manhattan, Nick proposes they move back to his native Missouri to look after his ailing parents.<br />

Things take a very dark turn in Missouri; the marriage flounders, and Amy goes missing the morning of their fifth anniversary. The scene initially suggests a struggle with an intruder, but police soon determine the struggle scene is staged. Traces of blood – a lot of blood – are found in another location. Very soon, it is assumed that Amy is dead, and Nick is the prime suspect.<br />

Flynn weaves a dark, deft tale of psychological terror, juxtaposing Amy’s diary entries leading to her disappearance with chapters detailing the minutiae of Nick’s life and mind under the microscope of police and media. Flynn has a gift for building characters’ psychological profiles so completely that readers feel they know exactly what comes next because they really know the people in the story. But you don’t know the people in the story, not like you think you do; and when the whole novel turns a dime-tight twist halfway through, your sense of sick dread is amplified knowing things are much darker, weirder and more complex than you ever thought. <br />

*Gone Girl* is a masterpiece among psychological thrillers that will keep you awake all night. Bring snacks. You aren’t going to want to get up for anything once you get reading.<br />

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Apr 25, 2014
  • Fadz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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