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

Discuss the October 2014 book of the month, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
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Re: "There are two sides to every story..."

Post by ea_anthony » 07 Jul 2018, 17:05

Christina O Phillips wrote:
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.
LOL at three sides! I not only believe there are two sides to a story, I also believe there is always another side.
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Post by kelvinmwaniki17 » 28 Jul 2018, 03:26

I think what is meant by this statement is that there is always another way to look at things.

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Post by LaurenHaupt » 29 Jul 2018, 21:00

There are two sides of the story. One was partially made up.

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Post by mia_glynn_rocks » 09 Aug 2018, 03:43

I find this book to be completely fascinating. Flynn exposes the harsh reality of our world, convicting people based on what 'perspective' appears to be most legitimate, most 'correct.' Amy presented herself in a skilfully crafted manner to the media and the public, but entirely separately for Nick. Therefore, he was instantly punished based on the fact that she was deemed the victim, as opposed to there being accurate evidence that she had manipulated the entire scenario. Many times I doubted myself on my opinions of the characters and of what perspective was more relatable. I love that Flynn forced me to be a critical thinker...

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Post by AmySmiles » 23 Aug 2018, 08:54

It definitely fits the book, I can't think of any other major examples right now, but I'm sure there is plenty. Both sides in this story were manipulative and self serving.
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Post by Tipp » 28 Sep 2018, 18:59

I read this book around 2012. I was mystified by Amy's actions. The book gives you a diary perspective from the start. Later in the book, I found Amy to be a sociopath. The movie stuck pretty close to the script. I must say this was the first mystery that had me laughing my butt off. Many women would agree with Amazing Amy's reasons. Although I like most, question her actions. Best line in respects to her is "A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

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