Wednesday, December 16, 2015

What I Am Reading: Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn

Next up on my movies-to-books reading series is "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. If you have not seen the movie of the same name, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, and directed by David Fincher, I highly suggest you go and watch it (either before or after reading this book).

I am almost done with the book and thus far I enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed watching the movie. As I move through the book, I have noticed that the movie perfectly adapted the book. The movie changed very little of the storyline and characters, only omitting things to keep the movie, I suspect, from running too long. The book has all the great extra details about the characters that you may be missing from the movie.

If you are looking for a good psychological thriller, I highly recommend you check out this book by Gillian Flynn.



Book Summary*
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?


*Summary taken from http://gillian-flynn.com/gone-girl/