I just about couldn't put this thing down during the first half or three quarters. The last part just dragged on and on. I could not wait for it to be over but then again the first half was fabulous.
I loved this book - great, multi-dimensional characters, character-driven plot, clever use of point of view, unreliable facts, presented by narrators and unexpected twists. A detective thriller, this novel is elevated in its commentary on the complex relationships that exist between men and women and children and their parents. An entertaining fiction, but there are unexpectedly astute observations on these pages.
The main characters' voices are wonderfully vivid. The language is witty, figurative, and just plain fun.
The ending was a complete surprise. It was so refreshing to see that the author is confident enough not to give the readers what they want, aware, or not. The ending was a perfect fit for the twists and turns of the rest of the book.
I had wanted to listen to this book for a while; it had been in my library and I kept thinking I'd get to it soon. Then, my mom read it and raved about it - so I downloaded and started listening...Well - once you start to listen to this one, you won't want to stop. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. Gillian Flynn draws you in immediately, and doesn't let go until the very end.
I immediately detested Amy, and loved detesting her right up until the very end. I couldn't decide throughout the entire book if I like Nick or hated him. He doesn't make for a very likely protagonist - I alternated between feeling sorry for the dumb schmuck and just plain disliking him.
Would recommend this book to anyone who likes thrillers, mysteries or tragedies.
It's so good. I love that there are two narrators. Fantastic writing and the story is exceptional. I was surprised often and angered and wished for a sequel. Do it.