Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gone Girl

When Bonnie first posted her idea of a blogger book club, I knew I wanted to join. 
For someone who loves book as much as I do I'm honestly surprised I haven't been in one before now. 
February's book was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. 

So many people have talked about this book that I had it on my to read list even before it was picked for the book club. 

I don't know if I've ever both loved and hated a book at the same time like I did this book.
And not just during parts, through the entire thing!
It kept me turning the pages, and had plot twists I never saw coming, which is rare for me. 

I never felt connected to the characters. 
I simply disliked them all and if there had been some way no one could have won I would have chosen that ending.
At first, I felt bad for Nick, I knew in my gut he didn't kill his wife, but something was up with him. 
Who doesn't tell the whole truth in a murder investigation if they are innocent?
I also loved Diary Amy, but I couldn't figure out how Nick and the diary's portrayal of her could be so opposite unless Nick was a complete jerk.
Once I knew the diary was a complete fabrication it at least made me feel like I wasn't crazy. 
I absolutely hated the actual Amy.
She was evil, manipulative and calculating, but also weak. 
She could have just walked away, instead she desires to destroy the people around her. 
She manipulates everyone around her to do her bidding. 
Yet, Nick can easily play her and make her want him back.
Nick's year long affair and the games he plays removed all my sympathy for him as well. 

Basically the characters are all self-serving and manipulative, refusing to let the other move on and be happy with their lives.
However, the plots twists and turns had me consistently second guessing myself and hurrying through the book to find out more. 
While I did enjoy the book I don't know if I would recommend it to others. 
For one thing, there was way more cursing than needed to get points across.
Also, I was left unhappy with the turn of events. 
I think I would have felt better if they had ended the book after she came back. 
The ending dragged out with no favorable end for any character. 
Have you read Gone Girl?
What did you think of it?


  1. I have heard so many good things about this book - I can't wait to read it!

    Pearls & Paws

  2. I really want to join this blogger book club. Thanks so much for bringing my attention to it! :-D

  3. I have been wanting to read this book so bad!! thank you for posting about it. One of my new years resolutions is to read a new book every month! Love your blog! I'm your newest follower and am excited to see your upcoming posts!
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  4. P.S. I found your blog off the blog hop from!


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