Saturday, 4 October 2014

Gone Girl

If you haven't read the book or you don't want to know anything about the story, please don't read any further. I've tried not to give too much away but there's a small spoiler below!

For the past few month's this book has been popping up all over the place. I'm the type of person who won't necessarily read a book because it's hyped but in this case I couldn't escape the constant talk about it so after much tooing and froing I decided whilst on holiday in Sydney to buy a copy for a holiday read. It cost AU$19.95 at Dymocks on George Street (NZ price is $27.99) AU$25.00.

I tend not to buy book's I haven't researched for a while because book's are super expensive in New Zealand. I very rarely buy them here. I tend to weigh up the cost of the book on Amazon or Booktopia and factor in shipping and I usually find the book a lot cheaper than NZ retail price.

Firstly, after I researched the plot I found out the story was about a husband and wife, the wife goes missing and the husband is suspect no. 1 in her disappearance and the town think's he's killed her. I don't like murder mystery's so I wasn't sure if I wanted to read something gruesome and as for "SPOILER" him cheating on his wife before she disappear's, I've experienced cheating first hand so I'm not okay with Adultery but I heard there were many plot twist's so I finally decided to get the book and read it. At first it's very slow, I almost put it down quite a few times and thought I'll save this for the plane ride home but after a few chapter's in it started to draw me in.

During my flight I didn't end up reading any of the book because the Fault In Our Star's was on the in-flight entertainment system with Qantas and I didn't get to see that at the cinema. I decided once I arrived in Auckland to start reading the book the next morning and I pretty much read the book last weekend and then finished it on my way home (a 6 hour coach ride). I wasn't a fan of the ending to be honest but seeing as there's no sequel I guess it had to end and given the outcome of Amy's disappearance I guess the ending was not what I was expecting and I'm at a loss to think of a better ending. The start is slow and the ending isn't something I expected. I also thought during her disappearance that the husband had killed her and I was trying to work out how he'd done it.

I also found out last week at the time of buying the book, the movie was coming out soon so I wanted to finish reading the book in time to see the movie. I don't alway's do that but sometimes I find I like reading the book to compare what's contained in the book to the movie.

I'd definitely recommend reading the book, if like me your not sure if it's worth it I think you'll enjoy it. I enjoyed the book so much I'm really looking forward to watching the film tomorrow. I think (although I've not read many book's this year) this is my favourite book read so far of 2014 and it'll be interesting to see if anything else I read this year can top this one! I'm planning on a small book haul in the next week or so so you'll see my movie tin-in copy of this book in that haul. I'm seriously considering reading another Gillian Flynn novel called Sharp Objects very soon too which was recommended by a friend but I've not researched the plot yet.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn star's Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne. It's in cinema's in Australia and New Zealand (October 2014). I wouldn't be surprised if it turn's out there's a sequel movie (there isn't a sequel book at the moment).


I'm not a professional writer. I don't claim to be a professional writer nor do I want to write professional book review's, these are just my thought's and wor'ds about the book. I've tried not to contain spoiler's because I don't want to ruin the story.

If you'd like me to post a more detailed review, please let me know because I'd like to talk about it more (not a chapter by chapter review) but an overall what I thought about the story review.

Please comment below if you've read the book and let me know if you liked it or why you didn't like it and if you'd like to see the movie or reason's why you don't want to see the movie.

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