Gone Girl by Gillian FlynnMarriage can be a real killer.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amys diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
Gone Girl (Brief Summary)
Gone Girl: So, about that ending…
Giant spoilers ahead. While Gone Girl was becoming a major word-of-mouth hit a couple of years ago, the selling point was the giant twist halfway through. But a recommendation of the Gone Girl would also come with a warning about the ending, which was highly divisive, even among people who liked the book—just look at any online review. As it turns out, the third act was indeed structured differently for the film, but the ending—the one that infuriated or thrilled so many readers—was exactly the same. EW : The ending of Gone Girl is a big point of contention for a lot of readers. Were you surprised that people reacted so strongly to it? People come down very strongly on one side or the other.
I was enthralled by Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl , but, like so many readers of the marital mystery, I was less-than-pleased with the lackluster conclusion. Though the middle of the book moved along at the speed of a freight train, the final chapters seemed to lose steam, concluding the novel with a tragic, almost epilogue-like ending. Many fans, including myself, were disappointed by the Gone Girl's conclusion , which I am about to tell you about right now so stop reading right this second if spoilers aren't your thing. Amy returns home to Nick, and tells him that she wants to make their very messed-up marriage work, despite that whole "I-faked-my-own-murder-to-frame-you" thing. Nick refuses — he's ready to leave his sociopathic wife immediately — until Amy whips out her final surprise: She impregnated herself with his sperm from the fertility clinic. Nick finally agrees to Amy's terms, and decides to stay married to his horrible wife.
Ok… so all said… wow right? I mean seriously that was intense and I am still reeling a bit. And of course, I thought Nick was an extreme butt-head for his affair with Andie but then again as the story unfolds the great and wonderful Gillian Flynn even makes his affair seem like it is ok because his wife and life were something EXTREME. I am so curious about what others YOU! Did the ending shock you?
Gone Girl concludes with Amy awaiting both the birth of her and Nick's child and the release of her Amazing memoir. Nick has become the perfect, cocoa-butter tummy rubbing, food-craving shopping, clingy husband. Amy's gotten everything she wants… or has she?
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Few films are quite so hard to discuss - let alone critically assess - without recourse to talking about their twists as Gone Girl. That's why we've chosen David Fincher's film to kick off a new series offering a forum for free discussion by those who've already seen the film.
Amy, a native New Yorker, was not thrilled about the decision her husband made without even consulting her, and the move exacerbated the stress created by both Amy and Nick recently losing their jobs. Nick now works at a bar he jointly owns with his twin sister Margo, and also teaches at the local community college. Amy has never found work or made friends within their new community. Their marriage was in crisis at the point that Amy disappeared. Nick receives a call from his neighbor about suspicious signs at his house and hurries home to find that his wife has vanished. Alarmed by possible signs of her having been abducted, he immediately calls the police.