In October we read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. As I mentioned before, this book has been everywhere and on one hot list after another. After reading, I give it 2 out of 5 stars.
My main complaint is Flynn’s writing style. This is the first book I have read by her and to me the writing is very choppy and doesn’t flow well. When the book started, it took me a few times to re-read the first couple chapters and get somewhat interested in the book. Since I am not sure if everyone has read or finished the book I won’t put any spoilers in my review (because there is a huge one).
The main gist of Gone Girl is that on Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary Amy disappears. Nick becomes a suspect and Amy’s diary is discovered and puts a different light on the characters and their relationships. In the first part of the book, it centers on the investigation to find Amy. We find out a lot of the characters dirty secrets and problems in their marriage and lives. I had a hard time sympathizing with this part because everyone sounded so snotty. It was the main reason I don’t like these type of books or like Eat, Pray, Love. Its rich people complaining about low trust funds and traveling the world to find themselves again and don’t have to work. You can’t get me to feel sorry for you because you are slightly less rich than you once were.
Moving on, the second part throws in a huge twist that was really good. I’m just not sure if that makes the book worth reading in the end though. Also, be aware if you decide to read this that the book jumps back and forth between the present investigation and the past from passages of Amy’s diary. It can get confusing at times but in the end it all makes sense, so don’t dwell on the details from all the passages if you don’t get it. You will love and hate most of the characters throughout the book, ending up with not liking them very much by the end. Read at your own risk.
For November, let's read Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
I want to recommend some great cold weather reads to cozy up with:
First You Run by Roxanne St. Claire
All the Queens Men by Linda Howard
Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag