Overall Rating and Opinion of "Gone Girl"

Discuss the October 2014 book of the month, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

How do you rate Gone Girl?

1 star - poor, recommend against reading it
2 stars - fair, okay
3 stars - good, recommend it
4 stars - excellent, amazing
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Post by jemgirl202 » 06 Jun 2017, 23:50

I loved this book. It was complex and was always one step ahead of the reader. There were times when I thought I knew what was going on but then there would be another twist! I can't wait to read more of her books!

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Post by kislany » 21 Jun 2017, 09:10

Just got to read the book recently and wow, I loved it! But then again I do love psychological thrillers where things are not quite as they seem - far from it in fact. I do believe the author did a conscious choice there in creating some unlikable characters, but I had no problems with it.

Btw did anyone watch the movie with Ben Afleck? I enjoyed both and thankfully the major plot points remained, although some details were, of course, different, due to time constraints, etc.

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Post by NikkyT » 26 Jun 2017, 14:32

I absolutely loved this book, it was actually the book that made me start looking more into this genre, which is also my favourite genre now. I love a book that keeps you guessing and this just fits the bill, with its mystery and its constant layering of the story it was just a perfect read for me.
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Post by jwalker73 » 04 Jul 2017, 04:54

Fantastic book, so unpredictable and lots of twists. Kept me intrigued to the very end.

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Post by Naval Aulakh » 09 Jul 2017, 06:53

I really liked this book. I loves the layers and twists of the story. It was difficult for me to keep down the book. I recommend it to all the readers. I give it 3 out of 4 stars.
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Post by Riptidemom8 » 22 Sep 2017, 12:30

I really like this book. I loved the suspense and the twists and turns made the book great. I was disappointed with the ending slightly.
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Post by catiarato » 02 Oct 2017, 13:40

I think Gone Girl is one of the best books I've ever read. It's not my favorite, but it is incredibly good. When you start reading, you don't know the storm that will come for you. Amy's character is so twisted and intelligent. She looks so composed and good-hearted when in reality she's anything but that.
I've read other books by the author and I didn't find them as brilliantly written as Gone Girl. This is one of a kind.
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Post by Mallory Whitaker » 15 Dec 2017, 16:50

I really loved this book. It was suspenseful with so many twists and turns, and it had a very deep and detailed characters. I really couldn't complain about anything in this book. I loved all of it.
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Post by briellejee » 16 Jan 2018, 03:42

I love this book and want to read it again and again just because. However, every time i finish reading it, I always want the ending to change. Brilliant piece of art, though. Can't deny that.
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Post by Coco_0129 » 02 Apr 2018, 00:01

Gosh, this book will stay with me forever.

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Post by BlackLilith » 03 Apr 2018, 19:25

I recommend . I see the move and i am ready reading the book i love it the drama mystery is really fabulous. ♡

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Post by AnnaKathleen » 04 Apr 2018, 14:30

This is a book that I had heard so many things about that was conflicted to pick it up. Some people say it's incredibly underwhelming and then a few of my friends said it's disturbing and unputdownable. I have to fall somewhere in the middle. I think it has an ebb and flow to it, sometimes it was unputdownable but occasionally there were parts that were a little disappointing and meh, particularly the ending.
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Post by -taytay- » 10 Apr 2018, 22:54

Gone Girl is a cult favorite and one of mine too. I'm on my third read since publication and each time I read it it feels like it's the first time, which sounds cheesy, but it's really not. I just love it a lot. The character development is by far one of the best examples of character development in literature.

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Post by wilykit104 » 30 Apr 2018, 16:05

I thought this book was very interesting. It's unusual to be so engaged by a book when you don't like or empathise with the characters. I thought Gillian Flynn did a very clever job of this. I suppose, in a way, you do have to suspend disbelief for the ending, but I wouldn't call it weak. It's some time since I read this book, but I remember the feeling it left hanging over me for days afterwards. The anticlimatic ending was a big part of that.

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Post by Baidav3382 » 21 May 2018, 23:25

*spoilers* I loved the book from beginning to end. I can completely agree with you, and say that i was invested in this book right from the beginning. I will admit I saw the movie before I read the book, the movies really did an excellent job of capturing what Gillian Flynn intended for us to imagine while reading.
In this book Amy was my favorite character, so reaching the second part of this book was really a plus. Amy was so manipulative and played the role of just a normal house wife so well that no one suspected anything near to what actually happened. The book never stopped getting better, the ending had me wanting to read the book again soon as I finished.
I have recommended this book to several of my friends and family, they have all enjoyed it too. I personally give the book and four out of four star rating. :D

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