I acquired the book about two months ago. As a perfect example portraying slow-mo acts, I , queen of procrastination let the copy sit with pages un-flipped. A constant bugging from friend and my typical walking book review genius, Rev, I got the book starting….and.. Holley Molley!
by Gillian Flynn
This is my first ever reading from Gillian Flynn and after this, I will surely seek for her books. The cover is plain with a dash of white scratches from the left side of it which I actually don’t understand. No, I am not writing a review because of the cover. It is always true, not to judge the book by it.
I was about 25 pages of the book and here goes this line “IT IS DANGEROUS TO LAUGH AT YOUR SPOUSE”. I smiled a few times already on pages before this but this line immensely made me giggle. With that, I tried so hard to put the book down to be able to finish other things I need to attend to because honestly I find it more fun to burry my nose with the book than to do the chores.
Gone Girl is a novel about married couples with wife disappearing and husband turned prime suspects of the crime. The story didn’t just revolve around how the characters are trying to solve the case but it is digging deeper more than that of what you can think about in a relationship of two people being married to each other. It is drawing a picture of how well you know the person you believed you love and up to what extent are your efforts to prove this.
If this book was a car, it started accelerating when the husband, Nick, found her wife missing in the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary. In desperate search for truth and answers, lies, cheating and more lies were uncovered as easy as opening soda cans.
The plot is extremely twisted like pretzels and McDonald’s twister fries but very well written and the characters are exceptionally and intensely well drawn. They are all lovable and relatable. Flynn has managed to create characters that are effective and appears to be alive in the minds of the readers. The writing is thrilling, quite vivid and lucrative in a good sense. The touch of humor made it more lighter yet heavily compelling because the author really knows how to weave a basket of tales.
After reading it, I find the story more about marriage and love sans the missing wife and murder. It is bounded chapters of Nick and Amy in a narrative voice telling about a love story of emotions and unconditional love. I hate to say this but it is a story that in reality, humans as we are has this dark and evil character wherein lies, insults, pain and hurt can lead a person to do crazy things. Crazy regretful things.
Marriage can be true and honest as it should be or in another spotlight a stage play were the couples are players and actors, portraying drama, living a lie, a facade of pretense presumptions and hoping one day for things to turn out right and fall into its proper place. If Amy and Nick could have spent extra time knowing themselves better and accepting each other without conditions they could have prevented the lies and problems that came to result a deadly end.
Gone Girl- I say, definitely, is not an easy book to review. Over all, I highly recommend to couples or to everybody. It is a type of suspense-thriller crime story with a little bit of extras. Just the way I like it. As I said it, I will be looking forward to more novels from Gillian Flynn and will seek her other books for a good read.