Our hosts Kathy and Diana agree to disagree about the likability of Gillian Flynn’s latest novel, Gone Girl, a New York Times bestseller.
The marriage of Nick and Amy Dunne unravels as Flynn exposes readers to back stories and plot twists that reveal unlikable characteristics in both individuals, including a healthy dose of lying. Open this book and be taken on a mystery, but be warned, you might not like where you end up.
“I threw the book across the room when I got to the end and went, ‘you have got to be kidding me?!'” Kathy said. Diana thought it was real page-turner, and while she admits the characters were despicable, they were well-written, she said. She was content with the ending (no spoiler here or in the video above), while Kathy was obviously not.
The book switches back and forth between Amy’s and Nick’s narration, a technique neither reviewer liked that much. The reader joins them just as the couple has moved to Missouri from New York City – much to Amy’s chagrin – to care for Nick’s ailing mother. Amy goes missing early on in the story and through her diary entries and Nick’s real-time narration (switching back and forth) their dismal marriage and clues to her disappearance are slowly revealed.
All Booked Up Rating:
Kathy: Toss It