“My mother had always told her kids: if you’re about to do something, and you want to know if its a bad idea, imagine seeing it printed in the paper for the world to see.”-Nick Dunne-Nick Dunne
I know that I am late to the game with this one, but I had a serious drought in my “reading for fun” life and finally just circled back to this one because I found out there was a movie (again another drought).
This mystery/crime/thriller novel has a “Thanksgiving dinner table drama” “train wreck watching” feel to it. I thought it was pretty mediocre at first and wasn’t really sure why it had so many great reviews but I stuck with it because I wanted to see the movie; it was worth it. Gillian Flynn does a great job making the characters so relatable that you miss what’s actually taking place in the book. There were so many secrets uncovered, lives changed, and relationships broken that I finished the book angry; at who, I don’t exactly know. It’s just concerning that the story line presented in the book is likely the reality for a lot of families. Okay, maybe not to the police investigation extreme (I hope) but still there is plenty of truth written in the pages of this fiction book. So if you were on the fence, only read the beginning, or just jumping into the crime fiction genre, Gone Girl is worth reading. Let me know in the comments if you’ve seen the movie already and tell me how it holds up to the book.