Bibliophile

Gone GirlI have finished my second book, off of my summer reading list.  I have been dying to read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, because there was so much media attention and hype surrounding it.  It is about a married couple, getting ready to celebrate their 5th anniversary and the wife goes missing.  The husband starts acting kind of shady and distant, and soon the police are placing the blame of him.  That is really all I can say, because there are so many twists and turns, and I don’t want to give anything away.

Now to what I thought.  I have to be honest, when I started reading it I hated it.  I mean, I really hated it.  I almost stopped reading about 60 pages in.  The book is divided into three parts.  The first part was so slow, and it just didn’t hook me.  I started getting more interested about 120 pages in, which is practically the second part of the book.  From then on I was hooked.  If you like Dateline or those 48 Hours shows, you will really enjoy this book.  It reads like you are watching an episode of 48 Hours, which will make for a great movie!  Now for the end of the book, I won’t give anything away don’t you worry.  I will say that I did not like how it ended, at first.  It took me about a week to come to terms with the ending.  I chatted a bit with my cousin, who was reading the it with me, and she felt the same way.  Except, I don’t think she ever came around to being okay with the ending.

If you want a book to read give it a try, before the movie comes out, and let me know what you think.  All I know is that I can’t wait for the movie to come out this fall.  Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck look like they are the perfect pairing to play Amy and Nick.  Here is the trailer for the movie coming this fall.

Until next time,

Melissa

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4 thoughts on “Bibliophile

  1. Oooh, that book trailer is quite creepy. I love Gone Girl. It’s on my all-time favorite’s list. I was hooked at the beginning, simply because I like Flynn’s style of writing, but when Part 2 came around, that was the time I went around telling everybody I knew that they had to read Gone Girl. I’m both nervous and excited for the movie. I hope they manage to do justice to the book…

    1. It was really creepy, right!? I think it was the style of her writing, that took me a little while to get used to. When Part 2 came, I couldn’t put it down! I try not to compare the books to the movies, just because they are different entertainment mediums. It is hard to do sometimes, especially if you have read the book first.

      1. Yes, Part 2 was especially thrilling. True, but I can’t help myself, sometimes. I just get so excited when a book I love is being made into a film. And a lot of the times, I do end up liking the movie. Like Perks of Being a Wallflower and the Devil Wears Prada.

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