Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Published by: Crown Publishing
Published on: June 5, 2012
Page Count: 432
My Reading Format: Hardcover sent to me by the publisher for consideration
Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook
Note: This review contains no spoilers. This is a definitely a book you want to know as little about as possible going in. My review will mainly focus on my reading experience.
If you’re looking for something a little more about this book, even if there are a few spoilers, I suggest hopping over to The Guilded Earlobe. Not only did he read in audio, he garnishes his review with Bobmoticons. They are priceless.
Going into this book, I was worried that it was this book was this year’s So Much Pretty. As much as I liked it, I’m still not emotionally prepared to read another book like that. Rebecca Joines Schinsky eased my unfounded fears, so when my copy arrived in the mail after BEA (I was THIS close to getting a signed copy from the author there), I started to get a little excited. Had I known when I first opened the mailer, I wouldn’t have been able to contain myself. This book was absolutely amazing.
I finished reading Gone Girl last month. I have been trying to think of another book or reading experience by which I can compare this book. I can’t think of a single one that grabbed hold of my emotions, spun me like a top, and refused to let me go until I did a complete 180 like Gillian Flynn did in this book. Gone Girl was one hell of a ride.
Gillian Flynn writes with intensity and grace. That she uses her gifts to write fiction like Gone Girl is a gift. She has captured my imagination and my appreciation. I have every intention of reading her entire back list this year. If you haven’t already, run – don’t walk – to your local bookstore, library, or smart bookish friend and get your hands on a copy of Gone Girl. When you do, please let me know what you think as you go. Watching others reactions as they read it has become somewhat of a pastime of mine.