Forum Navigation: Forum Index » Book of the Month » Book of the month » "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn

Want FREE books and FREE Amazon gift cards?

Each day we announce via email a book that is either FREE or on a temporary sale at a great discount price. These are not your average free books. These are incredible insider deals on well-rated books. OnlineBookClub.org is where tomorrow's bestsellers are born. We also give away over $1,000 per month of free Amazon gift cards in free daily giveaways, exclusively to those signed up to these announcements! Hurry, sign up free now:

Sorry, this proves you are human.

"There are two sides to every story..."

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

"There are two sides to every story..."

Post Number:#1 by Scott
» 26 Dec 2015, 19:58

At least some copies of Gone Girl have the tag line "There are two sides to every story..."

Do you agree?

Do you think the tag line fits the book?

I agree that there are at least two sides to every story. I think the tag line fits the book beautifully.

Do you know of any other books that reflect the concept of there being two side to every story? Do you know of any great excerpts or quotes about the concept? It's a common proverb but I'm not sure of the actual source if there is one.

View Gone Girl on Bookshelves | View Gone Girl on Amazon
Attachments
gone-girl.jpg
gone-girl.jpg (65.42 KiB) Viewed 264 times
"That virtue we appreciate is as much ours as another's. We see so much only as we possess." - Henry David Thoreau

"Non ignara mali miseris succurrere disco." Virgil, The Aeneid
Publishing Contest ~ 960 Votes ~ View Scott's Entry
User avatar
Scott
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2986
Joined: 31 Jul 2006, 23:00
Location: CT
Favorite Author: Voltairine de Cleyre
Favorite Book: Of Mice and Men
Currently Reading: Save the Last Bullet for God
Bookshelf Size: 192 books

View Reviewer Page
Reading Device: Nook Simple
2017 Reading Goal: 36 Books
Goal Completion: 16%

Did you know?
 
Once you join the forums and log in you will get to enjoy a very ad-reduced experience. It's easy and completely free!

Re: "There are two sides to every story..."

Post Number:#2 by gali
» 27 Dec 2015, 10:07

I agree, and the tag line sure fits the book. There were two sides to this story, and both of them were twisted.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)
gali's Latest Review: "Enough Rope" by P.L. Doss
User avatar
gali
Site Admin
 
Posts: 23071
Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:12
Location: Lost in a good book
Favorite Author: Agatha Christie
Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice
Currently Reading: Scarlet
Bookshelf Size: 1620 books

View Reviewer Page
Reading Device: Kindle (E-Ink)
2017 Reading Goal: 100 Books
Goal Completion: 43%

Re: "There are two sides to every story..."

Post Number:#3 by bookowlie
» 27 Dec 2015, 12:30

I think the tag line fit the book. However, I think it's a mistake for the author to use this as a tag line. It's almost a little spoiler that things are not as they appear.

-- 27 Dec 2015, 13:44 --

gali wrote:I agree, and the tag line sure fits the book. There were two sides to this story, and both of them were twisted.


I can't really say Nick's side was twisted. He may not have been the most likeable character, but he was a star compared to Amy.
As you slide down the bannister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction. - Irish blessing
User avatar
bookowlie
Special Discussion Leader
 
Posts: 5942
Joined: 25 Oct 2014, 09:52
Favorite Book: The Lost Continent
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 228 books

View Reviewer Page
2017 Reading Goal: 52 Books
Goal Completion: 42%

Re: "There are two sides to every story..."

Post Number:#4 by gaporter
» 23 Jul 2016, 21:49

I'm not actually too sure about this. There are two sides that the characters recite to the other characters, but I think that the both of them will admit to the same bare facts, at least to themselves. A lie and the truth about the same story isn't the same thing as two sides to the story, I think.
User avatar
gaporter
 
Posts: 179
Joined: 03 Oct 2015, 13:47
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 74 books

View Reviewer Page
Reading Device:
2017 Reading Goal: 50 Books
Goal Completion: 34%

Re: "There are two sides to every story..."

Post Number:#5 by AliceofX
» 13 Mar 2017, 08:50

Well, considering that one of them is a liar that's not really accurate at all. Unless you end the quote with, "and one of them is complete fiction."
AliceofX's Latest Review: "The Cursed Man" by Keith Rommel
User avatar
AliceofX
 
Posts: 114
Joined: 27 Feb 2017, 06:01
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 351 books

View Reviewer Page
2017 Reading Goal: 0 Books
Goal Completion: 0%

Re: "There are two sides to every story..."

Post Number:#6 by Christina O Phillips
» 31 Mar 2017, 14:04

I've always heard that there are three sides to every story: his side, her side, and the truth.
But yes, the tagline fits this story so well.
Christina O Phillips's Latest Review: "Farmer Beau's Farm" by Kathleen Geiger
User avatar
Christina O Phillips
 
Posts: 211
Joined: 06 Feb 2017, 10:20
Location: Lost in a good book
Currently Reading: murder at the book group
Bookshelf Size: 1277 books

View Reviewer Page
Reading Device: Kindle Paperwhite
2017 Reading Goal: 52 Books
Goal Completion: 115%

Re: "There are two sides to every story..."

Post Number:#7 by Aimy
» 31 Mar 2017, 14:14

I would say there can be more than two sides of a story.
User avatar
Aimy
 
Posts: 59
Joined: 09 Mar 2017, 06:40
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 11 books

View Reviewer Page
2017 Reading Goal: 0 Books
Goal Completion: 0%


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Navigation

Return Home » Book of the Month » Book of the month » "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn