Gone Girl - I am about to watch the movie...

Discuss the October 2014 book of the month, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
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Re: Gone Girl - I am about to watch the movie...

Post by Mallory Whitaker » 15 Dec 2017, 16:45

I finally saw the movie for this. I think it's REALLY well cast; everyone was phenomenal. I loved seeing Patrick Neil Harris play a creep. I think the only reason I enjoyed the book more was because I couldn't recreate the suspense I had when I first heard the story, you know?

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Post by mamalui » 20 Mar 2018, 09:30

Seen the movie but haven't read the book yet. I'm looking forward to seeing how the book will be.
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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 21 Mar 2018, 19:37

Such a good book. I will never see people the same. Its insane to even think someone could be capable of such behavior. You feel for the girl in the fake journal but the real people chose who they chose, they made their bed and have to lie in it. Its so mind bending to know the whole story, want to see more books of this caliber.

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Post by Clinical1 » 22 Mar 2018, 17:45

This book makes you really look at the news differently. When you see a missing person story, you have to ask yourself... Is this real? A hoax? Runaway? Kidnap? I love a book that makes you think beyond the time you are reading it.

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Post by holsam_87 » 20 Jun 2018, 22:22

The movie was a bit different, but still did a good job with staying loyal to the book's plot. I do wish that Nick had been more fleshed out because they portrayed him as more of a jerk than anything.
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Post by Julie Green » 04 Aug 2018, 03:21

I have read and enjoyed the book ... and watched half the movie. Yes, I got bored. Perhaps it just felt too much like th3 move was focused on replicating the plot rather than e.g. character development ... and as I knew the plot already it needed something more.

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Post by AmySmiles » 23 Aug 2018, 08:57

I still liked the book better, but I thought the movie really held true to the book for the most part. It felt like the movie rushed some of the parts that the book did better elaborating on. Both though were very good.
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Post by Julie Green » 08 Sep 2018, 05:27

I read the book and then watched the movie. I enjoyed the book. The movie did keep close to the book but I feel that this can make a film too predictable, especially when the plot is its main strength. I felt the same way about the Davinci Code.

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Post by Debjani Ghosh » 15 Sep 2018, 04:01

I did not read the book. I had watched the movie only and to say, I was floored by it would be an understatement. I never anticipated the twist. It was mind-blowing. I loved Rosamund Pike in the movie.

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