Turns out I like them just fine thankyouverymuch, if the author is Gillian Flynn. And, to be fair, the character(s) I'm thinking of did have bits that made me like them, if not bits that redeemed them, you know, morally.
I've seen this book all over the place. From what I can see, it is one of the most hyped/successful novels of 2012. But in case you don't look at the same corners of the internet that I do, lemme tell you about this Girl that is Gone.
Newlyweds Amy and Nick Dunne move to Lonesome Tumble Weed, Missouri (south of Nowheresville) after losing their glamorous jobs in NYC. As one can imagine with this kind of change, their marriage has hit a bit of a rough patch, and then — dunne dunne duuuuuuuunne (GET IT?!) — Amy goes missing. As the evidence stacks up, it all seems to point to her husband. This is a thriller/mystery that alternates between Nick's and Amy's perspective really effectively to create seat-squirming tension.
|SOMEBODY TELL ME WHAT IS GOING ON|
I loved this book.
I read it in about a minute and a half. There were twists that I feel like I maybe should have seen coming but I TOTALLY DIDN'T. My approach was to Guess All the Things, so even if I did land on something like the truth, I always changed my mind a paragraph later. And the ending, you guys. I can not even.
|This face. This was the face.|
It's a mystery, so there's not a lot I can talk about here, and that plus loving each sociopathic page makes for a short review. All I can say is I would highly suggest getting your crime-solving hands on this before they turn it into a movie starring whomever the 30-year-old version of Gwyneth Paltrow is.
Final piece of advice: do not skip to the end of the book to see how many pages there are or to fulfill your Harry Burns urges. You will ruin it.
|DON'T DO IT.|