Lifelong mystery and thriller buff, Graphic artist and designer.
Sociopathic manipulation & destruction
The mystery and tension was incredible. It's been a long time a twist or turn actually suprised me, Gone Girl did just that. Nothing is what it appears to be. What really excited me about Gone Girl was taking the mask off a sociopath and showing the damage they can do, the lengths they will go to, to win, the other people they use to abuse their target for them.
1 in 25 people is believed to be a sociopath, It's not an illness, it can't be cured. People who have this personality disorder don't have a conscious or empathy. Gone Girl illustrates in great detail the subtle and insidious ways sociopaths impact our lives for their own entertainment, pleasure or gain.
They really were able to emote some very subtle stuff. They did an amazing job.
Some books are only covers
There were some great ideas in the book - the death of print, guilt by media, as well as some very meta pop culture references. I just wish the story had a little more time to build its resolution.
It built up to the big reveal and did nothing with it. The pacing of the last third of the book was very slow, and the resolution seemed very rushed.
When the narrators would perform voices of the opposite sex, it was very distracting. They almost seemed more like mock voices rather than performances. To me, it pulled away from the story. Had the male narrator stuck to male voices and the female stuck to the females, I think I would have enjoyed the book slightly better.
Disappointment. The first two thirds of the book laid out a very concrete story, but the last third seemed very condensed and rushed.
I love books that keep me pondering on them well after I've finished. This will be one of those books. Between the crazy plot and f'ed up characters, I'll be thinking on this one for a while.
great stories that can change your world!
Yes, be ready for dirty and nasty tricks. True love to the blind.
Haven't come across it yet.
Keeps you on the edge.
I would recommend this audiobook to a person who is looking for something to listen to while commuting to work or on a long road trip because it is easy to follow the plot. That is, you don't have to listen closely like you do with, say, a LeCarre novel.
The first-person narrative/diary format is well-suited to the plot action.
Too youthful sounding.
After the "big reveal" the plot seems overly contrived. And it was hard for me to believe that the wife could have fooled everyone so completely, but that was the premise, take it or leave it.
It's hard to write this review without spoilers. I'll just say that when it's a typical whodunit it's mostly excellent. But it turns extremely far-fetched midway through. Still quite good and a fun read. Very good narration.
Hard to get thru at first because the narrators were so dull. After putting the speed to 1.5x to speed up the process after only the 3rd chapter, I finally started getting into the storyline. I finished feeling completely underwhelmed but am now watching the movie and THIS is how the story was meant to be told! More of a thriller for sure. I have come to love the twisted mind behind the plot, and have a new appreciation for the book in general.