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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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Gone Girl (edition 2013)

by Gillian Flynn (Author)

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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)
Member:DeboraNunes
Title:Gone Girl
Authors:Gillian Flynn (Author)
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Collections:Your library, Read, Saraiva, 2015
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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    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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A voraciously read page turner about people seemingly indifferent to the swaths of destruction they weave by loving and hating each other--ultimagely two spiders in a death struggle disguised as those beautiful people next door. A take on appearances being deceiving especially as those appearances are reflected and manipulated by popular culture. Mysteries removed to reveal other mysteries beneath make for a book difficult to put down but there are points in this book where the shifting narration is used to blind us to plot holes and differing perspectives are used to distract us from gaps in logic but be that as it may-- a heck of a ride. Would have preferred an even harder edge considering the nastiness of the characters but I am happy that something this ultimately dark became so popular. ( )
  KurtWombat | Sep 15, 2019 |
Really enjoyed this. Literary novel meets suspenseful murder mystery? ( )
  akbooks | Sep 12, 2019 |
Finally. Film kao da je ostavio pitanja. Iako ovde nema mnogo više, I think, imao sam vremena da promislim dobro o svemu. ( )
  NenadN | Sep 6, 2019 |
Two boring and bad writers are married to each other but, unfortunately, only one of them goes missing. Fincher's movie can't be worse? ( )
  jrmypttrsn | Sep 5, 2019 |
I really enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Nothing fantastic, but a good twisted read with nuggets of truth about the lives we lead. ( )
  barrettlucero | Aug 23, 2019 |
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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
Graziosi, FrancescoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heyborne, KirbyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Whelan, JuliaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zani, IsabellaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
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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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.
It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters.
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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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