To begin with the story was great. Book one was intriguing, book two was ok, but book three tedious. The story was good, but too long.
Loved the suspense created by the author, but I found her to be a little unnecessarily verbose at times in her description of details.
Also, if she had a purpose in ending the book the way she has, it does not convey itself ŵell at all. The ending seemed incomplete and as a result left me feeling bewildered and wondering what she intended her readers to infer from it.
Other than that, the book keeps us hooked into the psyches and motivations of the characters. Basically, by seeing how Nick's background and childhood is and due to it, whether he's actually capable of doing what he's being accused of.
Once the truth is revealed, Amy's psyche keeps us interested in the way she is portrayed by the author. All in all it is an interesting portrayal of the mind of a sociopath, and exactly how they are able to reason out their actions with such a remorseless attitude.
Good easy story. Great twists, but didn't like the ending at all. Only con to narration was when they did opposite gender voices they were a little exaggerated. Other than that it was well done!
I'm not young enough to know everything
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.