Gone Girl: A Novel

Gone Girl: A Novel - Gillian Flynn I took an embarrassingly long time to get around to reading this book, but I am so glad I finally did. My first experience into the literary world of Gillian Flynn was with her first novel, Sharp Objects, and although I came around to liking that novel at the end, it was certainly not an all time favorite, and the overt grittiness of it bothered me a little bit (for more on that, go read my review of that book here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/840351200?book_show_action=false)

I'll be honest, the synopsis of Gone Girl did not intrigue me all that much. As soon as I began reading the novel, however, I was instantly and completely intrigued, and I genuinely had no idea how the story was going to play out until I finished it. I am a big fan of plots I can't figure out and see coming, so this book definitely checks all boxes on that front.

Second, as to the writing style: I absolutely loved it. The alternating points of view, the witty and sometimes surprisingly funny dialogue, and the unabashedly honest view the characters give us into their lives and thoughts all captured me entirely, and I found myself wishing I could just keep reading straight through to the end (a desire that did not mesh well with midterms week at my college).

Thirdly and lastly, the characters: I could have hated them. A part of me definitely did. And yet, something about them captivated me, to the point where I found myself feeling sorry even for those who committed horrible heinous acts.

In short, if you haven't had the chance to yet and you're a fan of mystery/thriller novels, READ THIS BOOK. You absolutely won't regret it.