My reviews are honest. No sugar coating here.
By popular demand, I finally finished "Gone Girl." Like someone who cannot get enough of chocolate and who keeps going back to the candy jar, I don't like sweets, but sometimes, I like a piece of pie. The best way that I can describe this novel is like a piece of pie. You start with a bite and as soon as you know it, you have a mouthful of sweets.
I couldn't devour the story all at once because this is not my typical read, but as I got more into the story and got more into the characters, I started enjoying the book and started remembering where I left off even after days of not listening. I'm really glad that Gillian Flynn is not a sloppy writer because the story of Nick and Amy and their marriage could had gone south really fast and I would be dreading to finish the book. I found Flynn's writing to be tight and was written well for this genre.
The ending is what I expected. It's a bit weak from where the story first started, but it was satisfying that the story came to a closed. I just wished that there were more about his twin sister, Go. Her character just faded away as I read deeper in the book.
Just wondering where the author got her inspiration of the manuscript for the book. This is why I have yet to be married. You never know who you are with. Just ask your friends who are divorce.
How many times have you heard this? "My ex is crazy."
I think I would, but I would pay close attention to the reviews and people's feelings about the ending.
It was definitely too long in places. There are several scenes that could have easily been excluded.
I loved hearing them act out the voices, not only of their own character, but of the people their characters interacted with. They did a great job,
Commit murder, perhaps? No, nothing.
It did hook me once I got past the first part...it was almost enough to make me return it. The ending didn't do it for me at all.
A better ending and of course much shorter first section.
First time hearing either of them - great job. Kirby's dad voice was almost too much.
No, they would try to make this a real happy ending and it would flop.
Just your average bookworm.. love reading books physically, but with work and school, audiobooks are a great alternative. I host a book club, and I few of us are avid listeners. I listen while I clean, drive, and workout. Great hobby!
insane twisted must-read
I have no idea... I've heard her other books are much darker... I like that this one was intriguing and it was a great discussion at book club. I love recommending it... I never doubt people won't have SOME strong comment about my recommendation... which is the highest compliment.
If I had to pick? Nick. You end up hating both. which is the best part about the book.
happily ever after isn't always pretty. or normal.
such a good story, and great narrators. I love when books have multiple narrators. I found myself just standing in the yard once, staring, with my jaw on the ground... when I was suppose to be raking.
I wanted to choke the mess out of the female lead at the end of this story. I didn't see it coming, but talk about a text book sociopath!
I don't think there is a comparison. Gillian Flynn is a very unique author.
The stranger you know....
I almost quit on this after the first third of the story. So glad I stuck with it. Sick and twisted and dark isn't what I care for but I tried it after reading all the hype. I get the hype. Great story keeps you engaged, once you see what's going on, but of all possible endings, this was the worst one. Can't take away a star for that though.
This was a great read until the end, I hated the end.... what was Gillian Flynn thinking??
Alternating voices between Amy and Nick was interesting in the beginning but grew tiresome quickly. Crude language did not augment the story. I am not prudish, but the language and banter in this book were unnecessary to the story.The story was too long. It should have wrapped up quickly after the climax.
Ms. Flynn had an engaging, unique, and complex premise for the story. It was cluttered by the diary structure, crude language, and inability to come to an end.
They managed to keep the story moving through its twists and alternating voices. I think that reading the book would have been too plodding.
The author must have had some experience with psycopathology. Her characters provided insights that I had not read in other fiction. They seemed to be real.
Avid Audible Listener
Wow ... great book all the way through, except the end, which was not very satisfying. I'd like to see story continue. I actually lost sleep because I couldn't turn it off!
How well do you know your partner? Flynn delivers with this one! Cleverly and intriguingly draws you in from start to finish! The characters develop and evolve over time. The diary reads make you feel like you know these people intimately well, yet the story changes and the plot evolves! Thoroughly enjoyed this book!