Sunday, 1 February 2015

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn | Book Review



Today's post is a bit different for me, a book review! I was thinking of doing these every so often since I love reading so much! My first review is going to be Gone Girl. 
I think I'm literally the last person to read this book, since it got so much attention a while back because the film version came out! But nevertheless, I managed to read it and here are my two cents on it!

The story is based on a wife who has gone missing and everyone suspects the husband is behind it. Evidence suggests that Nick (the husband) murdered Amy (the wife) but he swears he didn't. The narrator switches between Nick and Amy every second chapter and neither is more favourable than the other (sorry, I really butchered explaining that, once you read it, you'll get it!).

I'll have to warn you straight off the bat, this book is a nightmare to get into! I literally had to force myself to read a chapter a night in the beginning. But it slowly reels you in until suddenly, you can put down the book!

Possibly my favourite element of the book was the whole 2 narrators thing. I loved the way one character wasn't "better" or more "likeable" than the other and that after each chapter, I would totally "one-side" with that narrator , until I read the next chapter and everything would be reversed!

I adored the way Flynn created such a clever storyline that got more intense with time and how she crafted such dimensional, yet realistic characters. 

What I didn't like about the novel was the ending! I was expecting something much more dramatic from a story that was so gripping, but it ended up being a little disappointing. In hindsight, I can see why she ended the book the way she did, but nothing can make up for that bitter taste of disappointment when you finish a book!

Despite the opening and ending, I would fully recommend this book if you are looking for an all-consuming novel which will provide you with a ready made excuse to hermit for a few days! All-in-all, I would give this book a 3/5!

Have you read Gone Girl? Let me know in the comments!

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