Pardon my language, but Holy S--t.
I just finished Gone Girl, and the first words that came out of my mouth when I finished this book was Holy S--t.
I do not want to ruin the tiniest detail of this book for you, because if you like thrillers, you don't want to miss Gone Girl. I want you going into this book exactly as I did - knowing nothing. I will not give you a synopsis, I will not tell you about the characters, I will not tell you any major plot points.
Here is what you need to know (or, more accurately, what I must tell you or I will explode):
- There is a married couple: Amy and Nick. The story is told from their alternating points of view. (Now that I've read the book, I need to listen to the audio...wow.)
- I could not put this book down. I read all 400 pages in practically one sitting. It will grab you by the hair and not let go.
- This book is a psychological thriller, but it will not give you nightmares. This will not happen in your real life, but if in the off-chance you think it could, you need to run and get help immediately. Call a doctor. Call a lawyer. Call the FBI. And get a gun.
- You will not like these characters. Hell, you may even hate them. But you will not be able to tear your eyes from the pages.
- Gillian Flynn never stopped surprising me. Not once. After 50 pages, I trusted no one, yet she was always two steps ahead of me...even when I KNEW she was two steps ahead of me. She is brilliant, if even a bit off her rocker. (I mean that with the utmost respect!)
- If you don't have a problem with language, you might find yourself murmuring explatives under your own breath. If you do have a problem with language, this might not be the book for you. If you're on the fence, put you big girl panties on and start reading Gone Girl.
- Gillian Flynn addresses one of my biggest grammar pet peeves, yet I was a little afraid of who felt the same way I did in the book. Misuse of pronouns is a growing problem in our country. NEVER say "Him and I". It makes you sound like an idiot. And you never know what brilliant psychopath might be listening.
- Never before have three words sent chills down my spine: "Play nice, Nick."
- Holy S--t.
I'm not sure if this was a review or the crazy sleep-deprived ramblings of a reader who just came off of the greatest roller coaster rides of the year. Either way, just go get this book.
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About the Book:
GILLIAN FLYNN’s debut novel, Sharp Objects, was an Edgar Award finalist and the winner of two of Britain’s Dagger Awards. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Brett Nolan, and a rather giant cat named Roy