I just finished reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, and I can’t believe this novel sucked me in like a tornado through a trailer park! How could I care enough about what happened to these despicable main characters – Amy and Nick – to finish reading this book? Oh how I grew to loathe them both as they were exposed to be self-absorbed, immoral, and foul-mouthed jerks. And yet I had to push on, hoping they’d both get what they deserved in the end.
I can’t remember another book where every character was so unlikable – not a good guy or girl in sight really. Regardless, I enjoyed the dueling first-person accounts between Nick and Amy along with the clever use of the diary as a decoy. Did I love the ending? Not so much. I admit I felt let down, although it did avoid predictable scenarios that way. I was already conjuring a few of them as the pages ran out.
Oh well, Gone Girl was still an entertaining read that I sprinted through to reach the finish line. Skip this if you’re offended by profanity because Gone Girl is f’ing full of it. I’m left wondering if the movie, due out in October 2014, will follow the book closely or take Hollywood liberties to provide the standard happy ending.
What about you? Do you want the Gone Girl movie to end the same as the book or not?