…a literary journey
I’d seen the book on the shelf at the bookstore for months, and I’d picked it up and put it down a few times. With so many books on my “to read” list, I really didn’t need to buy something that hadn’t even made my list yet.
However, one night when looking for something new to purchase on my Kindle, I was going through all the books on my list and got stuck in the dangerous minefields of ‘Reviews’, and found something negative written about every book on my list. So going to the best sellers list, up popped Gone Girl again…this time, I gave in.
I was drawn in quickly by the changing POV format and almost diary-like feel. I stayed glued to the book, following the peaks and valleys of ‘did he?’ or ‘didn’t he?’ that Flynn drives the readers through masterfully. What I liked from a writer’s perspective was the even once the first mystery is solved and you know whether he’s guilty or not, another plot line pulls you in and it’s like you start all over, wondering how this one will end.
While I enjoyed reading the book, and thought the pacing was wonderful, I wasn’t entirely satisfied with its ending. And that’s okay – it’s just my opinion. It doesn’t deter from the fact that I liked the book…I just wanted to see it end differently. The only other criticism I have is in the character development of a couple of minor characters, such as Nick’s father and the female cop. We never really learn anything deep about Nick’s father, and while we’re supposed to believe that the cop always was pulling for Nick – we never learn WHY.
While I’m not one to read thrillers, I enjoyed Gone Girl and would recommend it to those who enjoy the genre.