The premise was excellent and the story maintained interest throughout until the ending, where it never satisfactorily ended. Perhaps that was the intent, the story would just continue indefinitely, but that is not a welcome solution for this reader.
The constant switching from the character in control to the character doing the controlling.
See Part II for the conclusion....
I loved the intrigue of the whole thing until the ending....which didn't...
I like evil characters, but Nick and Amy were both very pathetic human beings. I had absolutely no sympathy or empathy for either of them. So, while I enjoyed the story, especially the twists and turns that happened toward the middle of the book, I cannot say that I would recommend this book to anyone, as I never really connected to it. While many have praised this book as Flynn's best work, I would highly disagree.
Beyond hating the two main characters, I really disliked the gratuitous cursing. It distracted from the story and, even though I can swear with the best of them, I found myself cringing anytime Nick started to imitate his father.
No. While the story was well crafted, I was not engage by the characters.
No. Unlikeable characters.
They both did a fine job.
The secondary characters were sterotypical. I did not find anyone to root for, but perhaps that is what the author intended.
Yes! Absolutely. It was mentally stimulating. Well planned out. Extremely well developed characters. Every paragraph was so real and exactly how I would imagine it done or said in real life.
This was a very interesting book. I listen to books while working, and found myself looking forward to the next work day to hear what happened next. I'm definitely going to get more books by Flynn. A very well written book.
You won't be able to put it down (so to speak). You think the book reaches its climax, but instead just keeps gaining momentum. There was really no other way that Gillian Flynn could have written Gone Girl any better.
From start to finish, this masterpiece will have you guessing, thinking, cursing, laughing, and most importantly, losing sleep, and clocking in late, because you can't get out of the car, or take off your headphones.
Between the narration, and Flynn's writing style, I dont understand why anyone could give this book any less than 6 stars.
Would I recommend it? NO...I would insist upon it!!
2 things - the language, and the story. The book would have been half as long without the profanity. The story left a lot to be desired. It started slow, but picked up in the middle, only to completely disappoint with a lazy ending.
Julia Whelan's voice was good. Kirby Heyborne's voice lacked inflection and maybe it was supposed to, but it made it seem boring.
Both main characters.
It was a complete waste of time.
Yes! It keeps you guessing, and I gulped it in a day and a half...listening to it at every spare moment...Talk about turning off your TV just to know what happens next!
Absolutely! I felt like a sailboat changing directions with the wind! At first I thought it was going to be boring...I tought I bought the wrong book, but ten minutes into it goes the first "What?" and then you keep listening...getting angry with him, then her, then the father, then the in laws, then...."what is going on?" crossed my mind...and then I was glued. Until I reached the end today...If it had been an actual paper book, I would have been looking at the last two blank pages..wishing there was more.
I love the range of emotions they communicate with their narrations.
Neither. It made me angry, sad, frustrated, hopeful...and then sorry for the characters, and their future.
It was a susprising book from beggining to end. I would recommend it in a heartbeat, even though I am more inclined to fiction/fantasy books, like vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural stuff going on.
Well crafted book. An acquaintance coined that phrase. That summed it up. A little sketchy ending but I'm hoping it was because she had yet another underhanded idea. Enjoyed the readers as well.
Loved all the characters.
Trust no one...still.
I put this book away at one point because I found the story a bit tedious. But then found myself thinking about the characters and wanted to know how it ended. The most irritating part for me was the misuse of the word literally. It was all over the book, I stopped counting at 6 times. While the story was intriguing and certainly the characters were interesting and new (even if they were a bit unnerving) the actual writing felt immature and stunted and it did get in the way of a good suspense story.
All in all it was interesting enough to finish and I did find myself thinking about the characters and even sharing the story with a friend because it was so disturbing and different. But would have wanted better writing that didn't distract from an original story.