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#455 ~ Gone Girl


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Published by: Crown Publishing

Published on: June 5, 2012

Page Count: 432

Genre: Fiction

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.


My Review

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.

 

11 Comments

  • At 2012.08.21 09:29, rhapsodyinbooks said:

    It’s so fun to read the reactions of other bloggers as they finally give in and read Gone Girl! It may not be literature in the sense of Anna Karenina or something, but it sure is a great heck of a read! (I just said heck instead of hell because you already covered that! LOL)

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    • At 2012.08.21 11:08, bermudaonion(Kathy) said:

      I’m beginning to think I’m going to be the last person in the world to read this. I’ve got to make time for it!

      • At 2012.08.21 11:26, Ti said:

        I found it to be an entertaining read but didn’t really understand what all the fuss was about. To me, the story line was so unrealistic. There’s also mention of a sequel, which I can’t see working out too well given what we know.

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        • At 2012.08.21 13:01, MissSusie said:

          Ok Ok I give …I am now on the waiting list!

          • At 2012.08.22 09:54, Serena said:

            This one has been everywhere and everyone seems to just love it.

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            • At 2012.08.22 10:44, Patti Smith said:

              I’ve got to get my hands on this one…I feel so left out!

              • At 2012.08.24 16:15, Melissa said:

                I keep torturing myself by reading all of these great reviews! I really need to read this one!

                • At 2012.09.09 21:06, Rachel said:

                  Gone Girl will definitely be on my top 10 list this year. LOVED IT. You did a great job reviewing without any spoilers.

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                      • At 2013.07.18 20:58, Noiresque said:

                        I am reading/listening to this in audio. Only a third through, but the structure is amazing. Both protags are justifiably frustrated and open and hidden in their feelings and the way they reveal them. I don’t really buy Amy’s parts as a handwritten journal thus far – it’s a mite too literary – but I’m sure more will be revealed!

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