Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: (Fiction) Thriller
No of Pages: 432
Book synopsis: Who are you?What have we done to each other?These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police 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 weren’t made by him. An then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife?
Movie adaptation: Gone Girl (2014)
Boy Loses Girl.
Boy Meets Girl.
Boy Gets Girl Back ( or vice versa).
Except it’s not. Especially when Flynn has so vividly managed to capture the two sides, which, are essentially the two sides of the same coin!
I absolutely love it when there are unreliable characters!
This is one of Flynn’s most enjoyed novels. And let me be thoroughly honest. I enjoyed every page of this book! A page-turner of sorts, really!
The leads in the book, a couple, however deranged, manage to wind you up with ease and get into your heads!
Speaking of heads, here’s a glimpse of how the ride starts:
When I think of my wife, I always think of the back of her head. The shape of it, to begin with. The very first time I saw her, it was the back of he head I saw, and there was something lovely about it, the angles of it. Like a shiny, hard corn kernel or a riverbed fossil.
Quite a head-start, isn’t it?
The story is actually very heart-warming. A simple story of finding love, of being in love and the consequences of being in love.
The story highlights how different it is-being in love and being married, even if it’s with the same person. A classic example where Marriage is the villain! If your interests include spectating a martial dysfunction, you’ve picked up the right book! (Being a divorce lawyer would take it up a notch, haha!)
Amy Dunne manages to pull off being a very likable character,even a convincing victim. Nick Dunne manages to pull off being an ass-hole. You wouldn’t believe if I told you you’d start to sympathize with the asshole by the end of the book. Moreover, the stock characters in the book synergize coherently and manage to keep the tale gripping.
I don’t know what would describe the book better than, “Read It and Stay Single”. How convenient.
Critics: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
I’d rate it: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Black hearts for this dark one!