gone girl

title: Gone Girl

author: Gillian Flynn

genre: Fiction, mystery, crime, marriage

suggested by: BuzzFeed

dates read: March 22nd – March 25th

review:  5 out of 5 stars

summary: Nick and Amy Dunne seem to have the perfect romance, until the cracks start to show and they don’t have it anymore.  The story opens on the morning of their 5th anniversary and things have been on the rocks for a while.  While Nick is at work Amy suddenly disappears and it looks like foul play.  As the investigation continues, it looks more and more like Nick is guilty. . .

personal thoughts: Oh.my.gosh.  I can see why they are turning this into a movie, one that I definitely want to see.  Flynn knows how to mess with your head.  I’m still reeling from finishing the book a few hours ago.  Each chapter alternates between Nick and Amy’s perspectives and both are very unique and convincing.  As their marriage and relationship deteriorates, it’s easy to see why and point the figure at who’s to blame.  But as things unfold it becomes more convoluted and twisted.  Well done, Flynn.  I look forward to reading more from you.

favorite quotes:
“6-0-0 the clock said – in my face, first thing I saw.  6-0-0.  If felt different.  I rarely woke at such a rounded time.  I was a man of jagged risings: 8:43, 11:51, 9:26.  My life was alarmless.” p. 3

“Amy making breakfast.  Banging wooden cupboards (rump-thump!), rattling containers of tin and glass (ding-ring!), shuffling and sorting a collection of metal pots and iron pans (ruzz-shuzz!).  A culinary orchestra tuning up, clattering vigorously towards the finale, a cake pan drumrolling along the floor, hitting the wall with a cymballic crash.” p. 6

“…there’s no app for a bourbon buzz on a warm day in a cool, dark bar.  The world will always want a drink.” p. 8

“I never knew I was capable of being ridiculous over a man.  It’s a relief.  I even swoon over his socks, which he manages to shed in adorably tangled poses, as if a puppy carried them in from another room.” p. 40

“Love makes you want to be a better man – right, right.  But maybe love, real love, also gives you permission to just be the man you are.” p. 150


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