Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Hiya, how goes it? Okay, so admittedly, my schedule has been a bit out of sorts lately…which means that the fantabulous (chocolate! stuffed!) cookies I intended to bake this evening kind of didn’t happen. But, no worries—I do believe I’ll post about ‘em on Thursday, so look forward to that!

For now though, can we talk about the book Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn? I realize I’m like, what, 3 years late to the game, but this book is seriously crazy. Cray, cray. Krazy—yes with a K. Say it how you wish, it’s all the same.

I really don’t consider myself a mystery, thriller, suspense book type of person, but I could NOT put this book down. Seriously, I even came out of my office at work for a lunch break just to sit on the steps outside and read this book. One, I haven’t read on a lunch break in quite some time. And two, I sat outside in the heat, which I hate, just to have a moment to read. Wait, one more thing…my lunch break didn’t actually include eating. Clearly this book is amazing!

This book is also a movie, but then, that’s probably not news to you. I pretty much live under a rock, but I’m guessing you don’t. Ha! Anyway, I usually like to read the book and then watch the movie, but this time around, I actually watched the movie first. And in this case, I so preferred it. Watching the movie first kind of helped bring the book narrative to life, which was actually very awesome. The book and the movie kept meshing together in my head kind of like watching a movie reel—reading the book, but watching the movie in my head. Very, very neat.

So, I have no intention of really dissecting this book here because…well, that’d be super creepy. But what I will say is this—it’s kind of the wife goes missing, focus on the husband-as-murderer type of thing. BUT, it’s sooooo much deeper. SO much more. Don’t let the simplicity of my description fool you. If you’ve already read the book or watched the movie then you know exactly what I’m talking about. And maybe your head is still spinning like mine is. Again, crrrrazy.

Gone Girl is one of the most well written books I’ve ever read. Descriptive. Suspenseful. Creative, VERY creative. Scary. Not spooky-scary though. Scary in the sense that it could actually happen…if someone were really that good. To me, that’s more disturbing than anything.

It’s safe to say that I HIGHLY recommend this book, even if you think it’s not really your thing. Give it a shot. But really, watch the movie first. I feel like it’s a necessity—movie, then book.

Lastly, just a few quotes for you this time around. I think I may have been so engrossed in the book that I forgot to actually mark good quotes. Oops!

What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? (Page 3)

Because isn’t that the point of every relationship: to be known by someone else, to be understood? He gets me. She gets me. Isn’t that the simple magic phrase? (Page 29)

Better than anyone in the world, she knew me. All this time I’d thought we were strangers, and it turned out we knew each other intuitively, in our bones, in our blood. (Page 385)

It’s a strange twist. (Page 413)

That last quote there…BOOM.

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