Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Reviews

4.5/5
94% OF CHICKS DIG IT
43 reviews
Ranked #9 out of 960 in Books

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October 12, 2016


Great book, had me wondering about the ending until the very last second. With the movie out, I might just have to re-read it. I have recommended this book to a bunch of friends as well. Easy but captivating read.

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September 15, 2016


I read the book prior to finding out about the film's release. This is definitely the better version of the two, but both have the same issues. As I'm reviewing the book only, I'll stick to that.

Any story will suffer greatly if you can't sympathize with its characters. Because I found both Nick and Amy to be terrible people -- granted, one is way worse than the other -- I found it pretty hard to root for either of them in the end. I simply didn't care. They deserved each other.

This book also runs into a big problem when it tries to tackle gender politics. Instead of coming off as feminist, or anti-feminist, it simply chooses to highlight the worst traits in both genders and therefore paints a portrait of stereotypes. You have the guy who always cheats, and the woman who's a complete witch. The surrounding characters aren't much better.

I think this book makes for an interesting discussion on unreliable narrators and the way genders are portrayed in pop culture, but beyond that I personally don't think it merits more than a casual glance.



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July 13, 2016


One of the girls from work gave me this book to read, she raved about how good it was. I read a lot of books but this one was not my favourite. If I like a book I can read it in a couple of days, but this one I could not get into. It is not bad but it was not that interesting.

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July 13, 2016


What I liked most about this book is that I hated all the characters. Which sounds ridiculous, but you know what, if I'm still reading about people that I really don't like.., that must mean it's a good story right? It was full of twists and turns and is one of those stories that doesn't end the way you want it to, or ever thought it would really. Skip the movie version and treat yourself to the book (at least read the book before you go to the movie!)

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July 01, 2016


I bought this book with no expectations. Honestly I bought the book to read before I watched the movie. Um Ben Affleck, yes please! Anyway, it has a good story line and I enjoyed it! The girl in this story is so messed up! WOW! You should read this book!

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April 20, 2016


This was a surprisingly amazing book! I read it before I knew the movie was being made.
I have read 2 other books by Gillian Flynn and found they are all amazingly written and you never guess what will happen! Really enjoyed them.

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April 06, 2016


I enjoy a great thriller. This book delivered dark and thriller all in one. I could not put it down and became obsessed in reading on and on and was awesomly surprisesd by the many direction it went. I have recommend this book to many and you will not be disappointed but pleasantly surprised. This book deserves

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March 29, 2016


I overall really liked this book. The way the author tells the story from the different perspectives is very interesting and I found I sympathized with both characters based on the told perspective. Once you get into this book it is hard to put it down! It is a bit dark/twisted story so may not be for everyone but I think I would read this book again!

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February 22, 2016


Gone Girl was a little tough to get into at first and the story switching perspectives was hard to follow and then something just clicked and made sense. It was an interesting story in that when you thought it was going in one direction, you are blindsided by a twist and you go "oh". It was interesting and the story played on the readers emotions. I enjoyed this book.

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February 02, 2016


This book is one of those that you just can't put down. I loved the story until the end, where it became a bit unbelievable. I would give it a 4/5.

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