Book Club – Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn

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This was a first for me – reading a book after I’ve watched the movie!

At first, I thought “Oh, how boring” but I was pleasantly surprised. Turns out, the movie is somewhat different from the book.

After just a few pages, I was drawn into the character of Amy Dunne, who mysteriously disappears on her wedding anniversary, leaving all fingers pointing to her husband Nick.

The writing of this book is really great. It switches between Amy and Nick’s narrative throughout, which I most enjoyed. For me, it’s one of the main aspects which doesn’t come through that well in the movie.

Although the movie was good, it lacked that unique narrative as the book has.

Without giving away the entire storyline – I found the wild goose chase which Amy created for  Nick very exciting and it was interesting to imagine how someone could plot and plan to such a degree.

At times I felt sorry for Amy, then I liked her, then I hated her. I suppose it’s because that’s how good she was at portraying the different versions of herself.

Part Two of the book unveils a few major plot twists which cast Amy’s status in a totally new light. From that point on, I felt no remorse for her any longer. All is not as it seems.

I enjoy books like this one -nothing is predictable and there are so many twists that keep the suspense going.

Definitely better than the movie!

In fact, I want to watch the movie again now just to see where else the book differs!

Have you ever read a book after having watched the movie?

 

1 Comment

  1. Kim Muller November 21, 2016

    Hahaha I felt the same after reading this. Wanted to watch the movie again afterwards. Loved it, hated it, then loved it again. 😀

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