Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Fiction/Mystery)

Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the question that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his 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 did really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife? And what was left in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war…

Let me start off by saying the book wasn’t bad. It was just really long. I feel if I go in to too much detail it will give away some of the twists of the story. I feel the story could have been told in half the amount of pages. There was just SO MUCH character build up. I know why it was necessary I just found it tedious. About 100 pages in I was wondering if anything was ever going to happen, by page 200 I was ready to put the book down, then I hit part 2 of the book and finally something interesting happens. Then you have 100 pages of NEW character development and then finally you get to the whole point of the story and something REAL finally happens. Then the book is over.  You have a love/hate relationship with the characters. One second you love them, the next you hate them. Especially Amy, you never know whats going to happen with her and her quiz answers get obnoxious. With Nick you love him, hate him, pity him and then you end up just hating them both. Even the side characters are pathetic.  I hate books with characters like that. In murder mysteries I like to have someone to root for and in this book you don’t really like any of the characters. And the ending… REALLY? It was crap. Both end up in truly fucked up situation and instead of doing anything about it they just accept it. The end really does show just how weak and pathetic the characters really are. Ugh. Really though, as far as mysteries go it wasn’t bad, it was just long, tedious and had awful characters. The plot line was really the only thing that saved it.

Stars: 2.5/5

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3 thoughts on “Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Fiction/Mystery)

    • You should give it a chance if it was something you were looking at. It is getting rave reviews and some of the twists are pretty good, but I just happened to find it long and drawn out. But ya the ending was pretty crappy.

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