Cut's so good.
As a Missourian (like the author), the depiction of what it's like to come back to the small town where you grew up, was so moving and entertaining, that I hope Flynn never stops using Missouri itself as a character.
Gillian Flynn's ability to create characters so vivid, and familiar, it is astonishing.
To pick a single memorable moment is so difficult, but, I think the moment that devastated me most wasn't the shocking details of the child murders, Camille's cutting, or even the creepy and irksome behavior of Amma, the younger sister.
The moment when Camille returns home late, hoping for a sleeping house, her mother sweetly and disarmingly, beckons her from the shadows to share a night cap with her. The conversation they have, which ultimately results in the admission that she never loved Camille, is so disturbing, and unsettling, that I had to put the book down for a while.
Her ability to verbally make you feel the characters scars.
I only recommend books that I love. Not books described in the headline.
Oh, sure. It very likely will be. It's the kind of fodder that even Harvey Weinstein salivates over. The problem is, it's already been done. Many times.
Narrator, Suzanne Toren's, Minka, was the only truly compelling, albeit excruciating part of the book. Honestly, if I had known more about the book, and that it concerned holocaust stories, I probably wouldn't have bought it; due to the over-saturation of the subject. Some would probably argue that stories like this must always be given it's platform, generally, I agree, however, there's only so much you can stomach after having done so, just for the sake of it. Most of the character's are all cliche's. I love damaged people as much as anyone, but, a guilt-ridden, non-religious Jewish woman, who declares her employer, Mary, a former nun, as her best friend? Really? That is truly just as sad as being involved in a dead end relationship with a married man. Not because she's a former nun, but because she is a terrible friend! I would probably find a former nazi nonagenarian to hangout with too! Joseph, the said former nazi, obviously picked Sage because he knew who her grandmother was. How could Sage not figure this out, in the first act? Then there's Leo. Yeah, the white night, Leo. I guess we needed to Sage end up with a man she truly deserves. Too good to be true.
Unpredictable, Ravenous, Satiating.
Learning that the building was not on the grid, and that the buildings power was coming from another source.
Commitment to character and personality.
No, the best books should eek themselves out little by little. Don't be in such a hurry. Anticipation is the best slice of life.
A better listening experience would have been a story that wasn't so repetitive in the lead character's inner dialog. It became tiresome, and stale.
I doubt it.
Buzzing, Ratcheting, Sticky
There too many scenes with his rather nauseatingly preachy girlfriend. I would cut all of the preachiness, or at least the long argument in the Jas's hideout.
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