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Gone Girl

Gone Girl (2012)

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Title:Gone Girl
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (2012)

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    Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson (becksdakex)
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    Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (claudiemae)
    claudiemae: I really enjoyed this book,my first read by this author. I got "Gone Girl,because i like how this author writes.But,I did not like "Gone Girl',really,was this written by Gillian Flynn? I was dissapointed,and hope she can do better with her next one,she does have talent.… (more)
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    The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins (Anonymous user)
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    Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (timmeloche)
    timmeloche: I found similarities in that the narration tends to be unreliable. I also disliked the characters but thoroughly enjoyed the book.
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    Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller (Moomin_Mama)
    Moomin_Mama: Both books are page-turners that are full of dark humour with underlying commentaries on the modern media, marriage and class. Both have extremely flawed characters who are not easy to sympathise with but that is all part of the fun.
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    Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse (fannyprice)
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    The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler (Lirmac)
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    Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff (buchowl)
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    Faithful Place by Tana French (kathleen.morrow)
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    Painkiller by N. J. Fountain (Roro8)
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    The Breaker by Minette Walters (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: In these character-driven and intricately plotted psychological suspense stories, seemingly devoted husbands become prime suspects in their wives' disappearances. As investigations unfold, disturbing secrets are unearthed -- casting both couples' relationships in a new and unsettling light.… (more)
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    Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich (novelcommentary)
    novelcommentary: Similar marriage themes
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    Die for You by Lisa Unger (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Dark, disturbing secrets belie seemingly perfect marriages in these fast-paced, compelling psychological suspense novels, which unfold from multiple perspectives. In each, the narrator searches for a missing spouse who may not be the person they thought they knew.… (more)
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    The Other by Thomas Tryon (jen.e.moore)
    jen.e.moore: Tremendous works of psychological suspense and genuinely horrific crimes.
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    Consequences by Aleatha Romig (GirlMisanthrope)
    GirlMisanthrope: "Consequences" too has twists and turns, becomes sinister, while detailing an insane relationship. Cold, calculating, then a shocking ending.

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Gah! I started off hating everything about this couple. At a certain point in the novel, things began to change and I ended up thinking it was pretty good. Not impressed with having to slog through two-thirds of the book though, just to see if what others were saying was true. Haven't seen the movie and I really had no clue as to the outcome.
I still hate the Dunne's though. ( )
  lostkiwi | May 26, 2016 |
I normally give good ratings to books. However, I found this to be almost unreadable. Why it was a bestseller is beyond my comprehension. Given that 85% of its readers were women, maybe the story simply does not appeal to the male mind. On the other hand, Gone with the Wind is also said to have had mostly women readers. It was also supposed to be a "chick-lit". Yet, it is my favorite book. I think that "Gone Girl" is just a very mediocre book that managed to get into the hands of some incredible publicists. People must have bought it based on hype and little else. Personally, I cannot tolerate any more pain beyond the first 40 or so pages, which I forced myself into reading. ( )
  AveryBGoodman | May 24, 2016 |
I'd really like to give this 3.5 stars, but Goodreads won't let me. While I thought this was an entertaining read, I'm definitely not as wowed by it as a lot of people have been.

The "twist" was underwhelming, and the main characters were highly unlikeable, but overall it was ok to read. ( )
  GwenMcGinty | May 13, 2016 |
It's weird how none of the characters is likable and their relationship is so messed up, but the story is turns out to be this amazing. Amy is just crazy to the max. The outcome is a little unexpected though.

4.5 out of 5 stars ( )
1 vote JoeYee | May 12, 2016 |
Enjoyed this up to a point, but it all went a little crazy for me by the end. Well written and a good read though. ( )
1 vote nigeljaycooper | May 11, 2016 |
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...Gillian Flynn’s latest novel of psychological suspense will confound anyone trying to keep up with her quicksilver mind and diabolical rules of play. Not that there’s anything underhanded about her intentions: she promises to deliver an account of the troubled marriage of Nick and Amy Dunne, who alternate as narrators, and so she does. The trickery is in the devilish way she tells their story.
added by y2pk | editNew York Times, Marilyn Stasio (Jun 15, 2012)
Flynn writes bright, clever, cynical sentences. Maybe too many of them in Gone Girl. The same facts and ideas seem to repeat themselves. But that’s a minor gripe in a book that never slacks in tightening the suspense.

The basic questions the mystery asks are these: did the journalist husband murder his well-to-do missing wife or is she setting him up to pay a creepy price? On Flynn’s slick way to reaching the answer, she pulls the rug from under us readers three times. Or was it four?
added by VivienneR | editThe Toronto Star, Jack Batten (Jun 2, 2012)
This American author shook up the thriller scene in 2007 with her debut Sharp Objects, nasty and utterly memorable. Gone Girl, her third novel, is even better – an early contender for thriller of the year and an absolute must read.
added by Milesc | editThe Observer, Alison Flood (May 20, 2012)

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Love is the world's infinite mutability: Lies, hatred, murder even, are all knit up in it; it is the inevitable blossoming of its opposites, a magnificent rose smelling faintly of blood.

           Tony Kushner, THE ILLUSION
To Brett: light of my life, senior and
Flynn: light of my life, junior
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When I think of my wife, I always think of her head.
I don’t know that we are actually human at this point, those of us who are like most of us, who grew up with TV and movies and now the Internet. If we are betrayed, we know the words to say; when a loved one dies, we know the words to say. It we want to play the stud or the smart-ass or the fool, we know the words to say. We are all working from the same dog-eared script.
I'm a big fan of the lie of omission.
I hated Nick for being surprised when I became me.
You are an average, lazy, boring, cowardly, woman-fearing man. Without me, that’s what you would have kept on being, ad nauseam. But I made you into something. You were the best man you’ve ever been with me. And you know it.
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Golden boy Nick Dunne, brings his socialite wife, Amy, back to live in his hometown on the Mississippi River. She is miserable and on their fifth wedding anniversary she disappears. Soon Nick finds himself lying,  and acting inappropriately but continues to claim his innocence with his twin sister at his side.
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Lies disguised as truth/Is she dead or simply gone?/Ask Punch and Judy. (BrileyOC)

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"En un caluroso día de verano, Amy y Nick se disponen a celebrar su quinto aniversario de bodas en North Carthage, a orillas del río Mississippi. Pero Amy desaparece esa misma mañana sin dejar rastro. A medida que la investigación policial avanza, las sospechas recaen sobre Nick. Sin embargo, Nick insiste en su inocencia. Es cierto que se muestra extrañamente evasivo y frío, pero ¿es un asesino?"--Book cover.… (more)

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