Saturday, January 31, 2015

Book of the Month - Gone Girl

 Well, I kept up with at least one of my resolutions so far - I read a book this month!  I kept hearing about the Gone Girl movie on tumblr, but not in an way that I actually knew what it was, exactly.  Just a bunch of vaguely confusing collages and comments on whether or not it did the book justice.  So I was thinking about maybe making that the book of the month for February, since I already had a book in queue to be read for January.

Well, before I even got a chance to start the planned January book, a friend of mine decided to give Gone Girl a try.  She plowed through it in a day or two and when I asked her if she enjoyed it, she said "OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! (*official review)."  Something you have to understand about this friend is that she hates basically everything.  So when I heard this, I knew I had to drop everything and read Gone Girl immediately.  And so I did.

I read it in several hour chunks over the course of a Sunday and it was everything she'd promised it would be.  I had to pause in the middle to have a ten minute long ranting session at Chris about just how amazing it was.  I don't want to give anything away, because I think going into it not knowing what to expect is definitely the best way, but there is a giant twist and I 100% did not see it coming at all.  This is so unbelievably rare - I think the last time I had been so throw by a book was when I read The Thirteenth Tale a few years back.  So that would have been enough to make me rave about it, but I also just genuinely enjoyed the writing style.  The author made me care about the characters even though they were difficult to love at times.

Again, I can't really give you a plot synopsis or anything, I really think it's best to read without knowing anything ahead of time.  But I really really super suggest that you go out and read it right away.  Definitely before seeing the movie - which was good, but not nearly as good as the book (which is almost always the case, I suppose)

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