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Gone Girl Book, Gone Girl Movie

Updated on March 16, 2015

Why I Read Gone Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is the latest novel I have read. It is quite good. I had read some good reviews of the book in Entertainment Weekly magazine. However she use to work there so I thought there was a possibility of bias.

Then I saw Stephen King had named it as one of the best things he had read in 2012, so I thought that's good enough of a recommendation for me. I did not really enjoy reading, especially large books, when I was a teenager. I remember reading Skeleton Crew the short stories collection by Stephen King and loving it.

If an entertainment based magazine and a best selling authors recommendation isn't enough for you, it is also a New York Times Best Seller and it has been adapted into a blockbuster movie.

Gone Girl on Amazon

Gone Girl Review

Gone Girl is an interesting read as you may actually finds the main characters kind of creepy, yet you just keep reading. It is the story of a wife who disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary. While reading you will be trying to figure out what happened. Did she get kidnapped, murdered, or what, and who did it?

It gives details of the relationship between the husband and wife. What was happening prior to her disappearance and what lead up to it. It gives an interesting peek into a police investigation of this type of crime. It sheds some light on how the media and the public can shape the way a court case might be presented, due to how guilty they can make you look.

The story is presented from both the husbands perspective of what is currently happening and what happened leading up to the disappearance through the wife's diary. Other people who have reviewed it marveled at the way it shows the interpersonal dynamics in a marriage. I care more about a mystery, trying to figure out who did it and why.

While reading it I thought I might have figured it out. There was little subtle hints about one of the characters, so I thought "they did it, I just have to figure out the why and how". What I love about the book is, I was completely wrong. I loved that the answer was not at all what I thought. I was wrong about everything, the who, what, and why.

Even better most mystery books give you the answer at the end and a short wrap up, this gave a real thorough explanation. I recommend this book and challenge people to see if they can figure it out, BEFORE it is revealed what really happened.

Other Books by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl Movie

Reese Witherspoon's production company Type A Films has acquired the rights to the book. David Fincher has signed on to direct the film. Gillian Flynn is writing the adaptation for the film. The film is set to be released on October 3, 2014.

Gone Girl Casting News

Ben Affleck has landed the role of Nick, the husband who is under suspicion for his wife's disappearance. According to the Hollywood Reporter Rosamund Pike has been offered the lead role of Amy in the Gone Girl movie. It is also rumored that Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry are being considered for some supporting roles in the movie.

Gone Girl
Gone Girl

The movie is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.


Gone Girl Movie Trailer

Another Opinion

After I finished reading the book I gave it to my sister to read. She said she read the his side and then her side, and then she stopped reading it. She said she found the characters annoying. She didn't understand how I could like the book. She did not want to read it anymore. I was stunned. You got to the black page divide in the book, and you didn't want to know what the hell happened?

Then she explained she had only read the first two chapters, the wife hadn't even gone missing yet. She asked me to just tell her what happened because she found the characters so annoying she wasn't going to read it. So I explained the story, the set up, and how it played out. Then she saw why I would be drawn to the book.

This is why I implore you if you start the book at least keep reading until the wife disappears. Then you will want to know what happened. Plus you'll get an interesting story (even if you find the characters annoying).

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    • Meganhere profile image

      Meganhere 4 years ago

      The Alienist by Caleb Carr.

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      Laura Hofman 5 years ago from Naperville, IL

      I really enjoyed "Gone Girl" and have read people either love or hate the ending. I thought it was very clever. Now I'm reading "Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan. Good so far!