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Book Review » Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Title: Gone Girl

Author:
Gillian Flynn

Genre:
Thriller; Mystery; Contemporary.

ISBN: 9780753827666

Published:
2013

Publisher: Phoenix

Format: Paperback

Pages: 475

Synopsis: Who are you?
What have we done to each other?
These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren’t made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.
So what did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife?“

MY RATING: 5.5 Starts

MY OPINION:

Okay, before you say anything I will explain that 5.5 stars that I gave to this book, of course that it isn’t available on goodreads, the same way 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 and 4.5 stars aren’t available too, but I use them anyway so I just thought I could start using this 5.5 stars with the book that blew me away… only with those books that are my absolutely favorites, so yes, don’t think that that was a mistake because I did it on purpose. Obviously that on goodreads it will count as a 5 stars read.

Now talking about the book. I know that it will sound pretty radical but the last time I felt something like this for a book was when I read the “Mara Dyer” trilogy, and EVERYONE in this world knows that that is my all time favorite trilogy, so yes, that’s saying much… I am “comparing” my feelings for “Mara Dyer” with my feelings for “Gone Girl”… and I AM NOT CRAZY.

So of course that “Mara Dyer” as NOTHING, but really… NOTHING to do with “Gone Girl”, the only similar thing about it is that both books are thrillers and mystery, but they have nothing to do with each other, but that was the first thing that occurred to me when I finished “Gone Girl” and when I was giving it 5 stars, because my first thought was “How can I give to this book only 5 stars? It is worth SO MUCH MORE than 5 miserable stars!”… exactly the same thing I thought when I finished “Mara Dyer” and when I had to score it.

If you didn’t watch the movie yet (yas, because I personally didn’t do it yet), I just beg you… DON’T DO IT WITHOUT READING THE BOOK, because it will seriously ruin everything for you, I mean… the special thing about mysteries and thrillers is  obvioulsy the mystery part of it, and if you watch the movie first and then you go read the book… you’ll not feel a thing, because you’ll already know all of the stuff, you’ll already know what is going to happen, who’s the REAL bad “guy” of the story… it’s bad in my opinion, so please… just read the book first. If by chance you’ve already watched the movie without reading the book… oh well, read the book anyways because it is always awesome, and it is (almost, it really depends on the book and the author) always better than the movie.

The author of this book is just amazing, she writes perfectly and I just couldn’t put the book down… as you may know I have a ton of college stuff to do and I normally don’t read during the week because of that, I wait for the weekends to read like one book a day, but this time I don’t really know what happened, I just couldn’t put this beautifully written book down. I was stuck with it, I read it while I was going to college in the subway, I read it when I was coming from college, I read it before sleep, I read it when I was home from college (when I should be studying or doing some homework…) I was soooo addicted to it, and I still am… I still think about that awesome plot, and those awesome described characters, those fantastic characters’ personalities… GOD!

I have one advice to you – if you are thinking about reading this book… just don’t create a lot of expectations because it will not end up the way you think it will… believe me, I just… I almost died at the end of this book because I was reading it and I finished one chapter and when I turned the page there was no more story… it had just ended up, just like that… I was turning the page because I wanted to know how the story was going to end and NOTHING, the only text that was in the next page were the acknowledgments.

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