Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Book Review | Gone Girl

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Hello lovelies! Today I'm back with my second book review! I've been wanting to read Gone Girl for such a long time now, as I always hear so many people rave about how amazing it is, so I finally went ahead and bought it! Gone Girl follows Nick and Amy Dunne on their fifth wedding anniversary, but when Nick returns home from work, he finds the front door is already open and there's no sign of Amy anywhere. Every year for their anniversary Amy organizes a treasure hunt for Nick, which includes personal messages that help him find each clue, which leads him to find his 'main present'. When he begins to follow the clues this year, he believes Amy is trying to fix their very broken marriage, but is it too late? 

The book alternates between Nick and Amy's point of view starting with Nick on the day Amy went missing and Amy's diary entries dating back to the first time she met Nick which gradually works up to the present day. As Nick starts to try and piece together the evidence surrounding his wife's disappearance, he realizes everyone will start to point the finger at him. It's another one of those mysterious books, that builds up so much suspense, so you cannot help but keep turning page after page to find out what really happened! I really loved this book and really enjoyed reading it, but I really didn't like the end. I won't spoil it, but if you've read it, let me know what you thought to the end? 

The movie of Gone Girl comes out at the start of October and I cannot wait to watch it and see how it compares to the book!

“You drink a little too much and try a little too hard. And you go home to a cold bed and think, That was fine. And your life is a long line of fine.”

“There's a difference between really loving someone and loving the idea of her.”

“My mother had always told her kids: if you're about to do something, and you want to know if it's a bad idea, imagine seeing it printed in the paper for all the world to see.” 

“A lot of people lacked that gift: knowing when to fuck off.” 

“Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl. Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. For a long time Cool Girl offended me. I used to see men – friends, coworkers, strangers – giddy over these awful pretender women, and I’d want to sit these men down and calmly say: You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them. I’d want to grab the poor guy by his lapels or messenger bag and say: The bitch doesn’t really love chili dogs that much – no one loves chili dogs that much! And the Cool Girls are even more pathetic: They’re not even pretending to be the woman they want to be, they’re pretending to be the woman a man wants them to be. Oh, and if you’re not a Cool Girl, I beg you not to believe that your man doesn’t want the Cool Girl. It may be a slightly different version – maybe he’s a vegetarian, so Cool Girl loves seitan and is great with dogs; or maybe he’s a hipster artist, so Cool Girl is a tattooed, bespectacled nerd who loves comics. There are variations to the window dressing, but believe me, he wants Cool Girl, who is basically the girl who likes every fucking thing he likes and doesn’t ever complain. (How do you know you’re not Cool Girl? Because he says things like: “I like strong women.” If he says that to you, he will at some point fuck someone else. Because “I like strong women” is code for “I hate strong women.”)” 

Thank you so much for reading! If you've read Gone Girl, what did you think? Also let me know what you've been reading recently, anything you'd recommend? 

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  1. I loved the book but I was so disappointed with the ending :( xxx

    1. Yes :( I think so many things could of happened, the ending was so poor xxx

  2. I really want to read this!

    Kate xo //

  3. I really hated the ending, but I'm still going to see the film I think Rosamund Pike is perfect for the role of Amy :)
    xxx Claire

  4. This book is so good- apart from the ending! I cannot wait to see the film. I've been reading other books by this author and loved sharp objects too! x

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    1. I've just read Dark Places and enjoyed that too :) xx