“I feel myself trying to be charming, and then I realize I’m obviously trying to be charming, and then I try to be even more charming to make up for the fake charm, and then I’ve basically turned into Liza Minnelli: I’m dancing in tights and sequins, begging you to love me. There’s a bowler and jazz hands and lots of teeth.”
What happens when you get married? Is everything what it used to be or do you start noticing changes in your darling one’s behaviour? Should you worry and confront these changes or is it best to leave them unmentioned? What if something goes terribly wrong? Gillian Flynn’s latest crime thriller titled “Gone Girl” is a married couple’s worst nightmare. Psychobitch wife? Check. Lying husband? Check. Oblivious parents? Check. Manipulative media outlets? Check. Famewhores? Check. Nick and Amy Dunne are about to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary when Amy suddenly disappears. When Nick comes home from work she is nowhere to be found and the only thing that's evident is that there was some kind of struggle. Enter the police...
At first, they think it's a kidnapping case. But as the days go by, Nick's stoic behaviour and tidbits of evidence suggest otherwise. Is he guilty or is he up against something really really "wicked"? What happened to Amy? Is she the precious angel her parents think or is there more to her than meets the eye? The interesting thing about the book is that you get both sides of the story: you start with Nick's narrative and the next chapter is from Amy's point of view. It's his word against hers. Kinda like black and white... the complete opposites but oh so very complimentary.
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