Gone Girl

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn This book is the literary equivalent to an Alanis Morrisette song. Or perhaps Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats". So if you're up for a good crank-it-up, man-hating rant then by all means, Gone Girl is for you. In fairness, this isn't my typical kind of book. I was able to get through the first 200 pages because I knew what was coming. Yes! I finally figured out a mystery before it was revealed. Which means it probably wasn't a big shocker to most, because I'm not usually one to figure out mysteries. I'd say if you're struggling with the beginning, keep going because it gets more fun. Just don't expect to really connect with any of the characters or walk away thinking you won't soon forget them. It's not that kind of book.

Things I enjoyed:
The writing
The Nancy Grace character
The exploration of the idea that people can sometimes not be what they seem

Things that annoyed me:
Overuse of the explanation of wearing things or doing things "ironically" (yea, we get it)
Stereotyped characters- unlikable rather than flawed
The sister's name and creepy relationship with her brother