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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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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (2012)

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Chilling, but I hated the ending. ( )
  ChewDigest | Sep 12, 2014 |
Chilling, but I hated the ending. ( )
  ChewDigest | Sep 12, 2014 |
An interesting, strange, dark, intriguing book! Amy Dunne disappears on her 5th wedding anniversary leaving her husband Nick as the prime suspect for her disappearance and possible murder. The book took me a while to get interested in. Switching from Nick's to Amy's point of view each chapter while also changing time frame took a while to adjust to. As the story moved along and the timelines started to merge the story became more and more interesting. Several major plot twists throughout kept my full attention. ( )
  kim.jacobs | Sep 11, 2014 |
This is the most frustrating, upsetting book I have read in recent memory, and I have done nothing but struggle with the desire to throw my kindle across the room in the ten minutes since I've finished it. Several times I had to set it down and breathe various curse words to try and vent my frustration with these wonderful, terrible characters. Absolutely worth a read if only for that delicious, bitter ending - just my type. ( )
  strongasanoak | Sep 8, 2014 |
This is the most frustrating, upsetting book I have read in recent memory, and I have done nothing but struggle with the desire to throw my kindle across the room in the ten minutes since I've finished it. Several times I had to set it down and breathe various curse words to try and vent my frustration with these wonderful, terrible characters. Absolutely worth a read if only for that delicious, bitter ending - just my type. ( )
  strongasanoak | Sep 8, 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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Flynn, Gillianprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heyborne, KirbyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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
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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.
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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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