Meet my latest obsession. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Yes, I am acutely aware of the fact that this book was THE BOOK, last year. I am notoriously late on picking up popular picks of the year. I showed up quite unfashionably late to the Harry Potter party as well as the Hunger Games series and the Fifty Shades series. Every once in a while I come across something as it is just coming out and I get to tell all my friends to read it before social media and Target shelves are shoving it down our throats.
I also get a little turned off by the everybody is reading it routine. But, in all honesty, readers get it. We know what’s good. Even if it is complete smut and poorly written (insert guilty pleasure) it’s fun to be in a giant book club with millions of Americans. They can’t be wrong right?
Plus, this book has been staring at me from the popular shelves at Target, Barnes & Meijer, ETC for quite some time now. I’m always like “Stop staring at me vague cover art!” Just look at it..it’s quite creepy even when you don’t know what the book is about.
If you don’t know what it’s about you should probably google it, but I’ll give you the short blurb.
Wife goes missing on couples’ five year anniversary. Pages and pages of WTF moments follow.
That’s really all you need to know. If you enjoy thrillers, please pick it up. IF you don’t enjoy thrillers you should still pick it up. I’ll warn you though, it’s UNPUTDOWNABLE. (I really hate that word invented by book reviewers but it really works in this circumstance.) I’m really drinking from the hose on this one. I’m over halfway done and started it a couple days ago because there are so many HOLY SHIT moments that I can’t even stand to put it down. So there’s your second warning, it’s best to start it on the weekend because you will devour it.
FUN FACT: I just checked into the magical world of google to see if this book was going to get the movie treatment and IT IS! AND Ben Affleck is in it. AND I’m squealing! And I’m leaving the internet before it somehow spoils the ending of the book. I’m always afraid that the internet is going to ruin a book for me somehow after a very unfortunate google search while reading the Hunger Games series. Note to self: stay away from the internet when reading hugely popular books, the internet does not know what page you are on! Damn you google.
I’m actually dying to talk about the huge turn of events halfway through the book but I would feel terrible if I spoiled it for someone else. I’m debating walking down the street and asking random people if they are currently reading Gone Girl and are in between pages 147 and 200 and if they would like to have a discussion/freak-out fest about the current developments in the story line.
When I finish I’ll be back with as short a review as possible. Because no one really cares about the review.