Sunday, September 16, 2012

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is only 2.5 stars for me.

It sure took me a long time and much determination to finish this book. This book is good with the unexpected twist in the personalities of the characters but the story is just too slow at times and it is so hard to keep up with the content.

I didn't like the ending much. It just didn't gave justice to the whole story. Both Nick & Amy are so unlikable.

The first part of the book is all about Amy having gone missing and the entries she had wrote in her diary leading up the event that caused Nick to became the only suspect in her 'murder' case. It is really slow in this first part of the book as it made up almost 50% of the story. This caused many others to drop this book not knowing that there is a great twist in the beginning of Part 2.

The second part of the book began with a BANG! Amy confessing that all those diary entries are fake. She had known about Nick's affair and wanted her revenge by either killing herself and frame Nick on it. But she was too much of a coward to do so. She actually used a year of careful planning to create the perfect 'murder' for her husband.

The last part of this book is when she came home to Nick after murdering Desi, a guy who had been mad over her for years and was more than pleased to help her out during her escape. However when she got tricked over Nick's sweet words over the internet videos to lure her back and she realized that she couldn't control Desi any longer, she made the whole story of him kidnapping her and raping her and finally she killing him in defense.

What I couldn't understand is that Amy is practically crazy and yet nobody is sending her to some mental institution. She murdered someone to make up a lie for herself to come back and no justice was done to her. Throughout her life she had been lying and acting like a psychopath and no one managed to pin her down? This is just so unbelievable.

And Nick, knowing that she is crazy and all her sins, yet he could bring himself to forgive her? Just because she is carrying his baby not made out of love? (She used his semen externally!) Why would he want that crazy bitch as a mother of his child?

[Amy is practically crazy yet nobody is sending her to some mental institution. She murdered someone to make up a lie for herself to come back and no justice was done to her. Throughout her life she had been lying and acting like a psychopath and no one managed to pin her down? This is just so unbelievable.

And Nick, knowing that she is crazy and all her sins, yet he could bring himself to forgive her? Just because she is carrying his baby not made out of love? Why would he want that crazy bitch as a mother of his child? (hide spoiler)]


I did enjoyed the twist in the book but I can't say I loved the story because both characters disgust me. I am not sure if I would want to recommend this book to my friends.

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