“There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.”
Well, wasn’t this book just a bowl full of cherries?
Since I need a few more minutes to COMPOSE MYSELF, let’s start with the description:
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
This is a really hard review to write because all I want to do is talk about what happened in the book. But then that wouldn’t be a review as much as a spoiler party. So I won’t, but comments are free game, that’s all I’m saying.
Gillian Flynn has a talent to KEEP YOU GUESSING. Her writing keeps you hooked and she is definitely creative in plot lines. There were certain things I read and thought “danngggggg that’s just bat crap crazy.” Then a couple chapters later I’d find whole other levels of crazy. It’s just that kind of book.
It’s a dark novel (much more than I normally read), there’s some twisted folks, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hooked 100%. There’s quite a bit of foul language (which I thought was a bit excessive), so if you’re not a fan of that, then be warned. It’s one I pushed through though, because I HAD TO KNOW how it ended.
But man, when it ended, all I’ll say is I didn’t expect that! So many thoughts about the characters, what happened and how it all ended. This book does not lack in discussion points. Not one bit. I’m really interested how the movie is going to turn out. I think Ben Affleck will be a good Nick. We shall see!
Have any of you read this one or any others by Gillian Flynn?
UPDATE 10/6/14: So I saw the movie and I just have to add: Y’ALL. I didn’t think it could go deeper in the levels of disturbing, but it did. Can’t say I’d recommend it because sometimes it’s just a little too much. If you’ve seen the movie, I’d love to hear your thoughts!