Monday, December 10, 2012
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Told in fast-paced, deliciously scandalous prose, Flynn has written the book of the year. Chances are that if you haven't read Gone Girl already, you know someone who has, and they've recommended it to you. They may have even pushed it into your hands with instructions to go home and not do anything else until you've finished it. This book is a psychological thriller to the very end. Even when I thought I had it figured out, I still couldn't be 100% sure; it kept me guessing, and it kept me turning pages. And when there were no more pages to turn...well, the story wasn't over. It lingers in your mind and you keep playing out the scenario, guessing as to what happens next. That's the beauty of Flynn's writing: even when the book is done, the story isn't. There's still so much left to tell, and yet it feels like the right place to end the novel.
If you're in a reading slump, if you don't read much at all, or if you simply can't decide which book to pick up next, this is your answer.
5 out of 5 stars