Thursday, January 31, 2013

Book Review: Gone Girl

Remember yesterday when I said one of the things I was loving was the book Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn? And that I would probably have it finished by this weekend? Well, I went home after work, plopped myself on the couch and read until I finished the book.

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I had heard really good things about the book from several different people, and since I'd finished my book club book, there was no better time to get hopping on this one. And I'm glad that I did!

I was warned by someone that they'd heard it took about 100 pages to get into the book--that it started out kind of slow. So, I went in with that preparation.

The book had my interest pretty quickly. But, I will say, the first 100 pages are NOTHING compared to the rest of the book. There's one point where, all of a sudden, it's like BOOOOOM! And you don't want to put the book down. Obviously....I read it in 5 days. It gave me an excuse to go to the gym and get on the elliptical cuz then I could read the book the whole time. Win-win!

Ok, so what's the book about? It's about a wife that goes missing, and the husband is trying to figure out what happened. It looks like she was abducted, possibly killed. At the start of the book, each chapter goes back and forth between the husband's point of view, and then a diary entry from the wife.

I won't say anymore, because I don't want to give too much away. But, it's good. The writing is fantastic. The plot is incredible. I loved it, and will certainly be reading more of Gillian Flynn's books.

If you're looking for a suspense-filled, intriguing book that's extremely well-written, pick this one up. You won't regret it!

19 comments:

  1. I'll have to give that book a whirl when I'm done with mine.

    Isn't there a follow up to the book?!?! I think i've heard it was good too!

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  2. Glad to hear it! I'm reading this book right now and I'm about 100 pages in and it is just grabbing my attention now. Cant put it down!

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  3. i guess i'll give this one a try!
    eventually.

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  4. Sounds good! I need a new book badly, so will definitely be looking for this one next time I am at Barnes and Noble.

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  5. I am reading this right now and I'm so into it! I'm about 3/4 of the way through, so you know how intense it is! I want to read the rest tonight!

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  6. Glad to hear you liked it!! I can't wait to read more of hers, but I felt like I needed a mental break from the intensity. Lol

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  7. Sounds good, I might give this a gander x

    1stepclosereveryday.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I've heard so many people talking about this book lately. Definitely need to add it to my list!

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  9. This sounds like a great book! I'm definitely going to check it out.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  10. One of my top 2012 reads, HANDS DOWN! It's CRAZYPANTS for the last two-thirds! Loved it!

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  11. i enjoyed it too...but the ending was a bit of a dissapointment and i just wanted to read more lol

    happy friday!

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  12. I can't do suspense filled! Unless it's an audiobook for a car trip. I may try it then :)

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  13. great book!
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  14. This was my fave book of last year! Loved the way it was written, switching point of views, and the storyline. Though the ending did bug me, but I guess it made sense. SO glad you liked it!

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  15. I think this is a book that you either love, or you hate. Everyone I know LOVES this book, I just didn't care for it. I really didn't care what happened to either of the characters because I thought they were such assholes lol. Thank you for linking up!

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  16. I've heard such good things about this book!! I've got to check it out.

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  17. This is on my list! I hope to get to it very soon.

    Hugs,
    Kara

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  18. I've heard good things about this book... wonder if this is available in an audiobook?? Also, what was that book that you reviewed a while back (that you read for your book club) the one about the Japanese couple and life during WWII? I was interested in that and have forgotten the title. Thanks!

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  19. I keep hearing good things about this one and I need to get around to reading it!

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