Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Books: Gone Girl

"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn is a mystery which I thoroughly enjoyed. (I usually don't like mysteries.) I loved the writing right off the bat. The story switches between the two main characters, husband and wife. Wife disappears, and the story unfolds with some twists and turns. I read one review that called this a "slow burn." The fuse is lit, the reviewer said, and there's a slow burn keeping you tuned in to see what happens next. I think that is a good description of the book.

The characters are well developed. You'll feel different things for them at different times in the book. It's kind of amazing how it reveals human complexities... some pleasant, some decidedly unpleasant. This is a good book for a good rainy-weekend-read or just when you want to get attached to a good story. Go for it!


Sextant said...
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Sextant said...

I deleted my comment, even though I marked it a spoiler, I was afraid of ruining the book for some one.

Agreed, it was an excellent book. I certainly didn't see the big twist coming.

There is some unfinished business in that book that just begs a sequel.

Carol E. said...

There was a lot i didn't see coming in this book, which is one reason it was so good. Plus the great characterization and just good writing.