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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl (original 2012; edition 2013)

by Gillian Flynn

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Title:Gone Girl
Authors:Gillian Flynn
Info:Large Print Press (2013), Edition: Lrg, Paperback, 720 pages
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Tags:November 2012

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (2012)

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I must read this book so I know what the big deal is...sure I could watch the movie but I have a problem with Ben Affleck...so I rather read the book first...
2 vote | MaraBlaise | Dec 11, 2014 |
Nick's wife Amy disappears on their anniversary. Nick soon realizes he is caught in the web of his missing wife. Clues take him through his upside-down marriage and also highlight his infidelity with a young 20-something year old student. In Part 2, when you begin to hear the inner voice of Amy, you soon find yourself in a psychopathic relationship not knowing who to pull for.

This book is full on suspense and twists come up again and again. I HATED the ending but then again, everyone does and you're supposed to. The movie adaption, in my opinion, was well done. I'm not sure if I'll be reading any other Julia Flynn books because of the ending but I wouldn't turn it down if it was free lol. ( )
  missbrandysue | Dec 9, 2014 |
Gillian Flynn - автор без тормозов.
Помимо того, что эта книга - триллер, который нево​зможно отложить, в ней автор еще попутно и подняла​ социальные вопросы. Персонажи книги живые и выпук​лые люди, а не как обычно в американской литератур​е картонные фигуры. Повествование ведется от лица ​мужа и жены по очереди. Причем когда я выбирала, ч​то почитать, меня долго отталкивало в описании кни​ги, что это книга о преступлении, жена исчезает, м​уж под подозрением, я думала - зачем мне еще одна ​книга, где муж чудовище, а жена страдает? В итоге ​я все-таки прочитала ее, и ни капли не жалею. Бана​льных сюжетных ходов здесь нет, каждый персонаж об​ладает своими четкими и логичными (пусть немного и​ нездоровыми) мотивами, которые можно понять. ​
Набрала в My Clippings на Киндле цитат из нее, у автора язык очень отточ​енный. Как я писала ранее, по книге выйдет фильм, ​2 октября этого года.
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  otikhonova | Dec 8, 2014 |
Gone Girl was fantastic. It made me think, it kept me on the edge of my seat, and it made me want to know. The story is deeply intriguing and detailed. This is a book I will never forget.
  GraceMA | Dec 6, 2014 |
At times poppy, at times nouveau-noir, but all the time captivating. ( )
2 vote Gregorio_Roth | Dec 5, 2014 |
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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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Heyborne, KirbyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?… (more)

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