Recommended for: lovers of mystery and thriller!!!!
Read from September 02 to October 01, 2014
Oh my goodness.
So let me start off this review saying I originally had no intentions of reading Gone Girl. My movie-obsessed brother showed me the movie adaptation trailer multiple times and every time I would continue to say how creepy the movie looked and how I would never read the book/see the movie. But, oh my, I’m glad I chose to read the book!
I usually only ever read young adult novels, so because Gone Girl is an adult novel, it was very out of my comfort zone. But I couldn’t just stop reading it once I started! First of all, the book starts off like this:
When I think of my wife, I always think of her head. The shape of it, to begin with. The very first time I saw her, it was the back of the head I saw, and there was something lovely about it, the angles of it. Like a shiny, hard corn kernel or a riverbed fossil. She had what the Victorians would call a finely shaped head. You could imagine the skull quite easily.
I’d know her head anywhere. (page 3)
Um, talk about the most unusual beginning of a book I’ve ever read! Gillian Flynn had me intrigued.