Author: Gillian Flynn
Pub: 2012; Crown
Genre: Mystery, Psychological Thriller
Etc: Thanks to the publishers & NetGalley
I really have no freakin' words to express how BLOWN AWAY I was by Flynn's latest psychological thriller. I mean, sure, I've been a fan of hers waaaay back in the day of Sharp Objects. She manages to pick these characters that are both relatable AND sincerely a wee bit off.
But what Flynn does in Gone Girl is just brilliant. Absolutely Brilliant. Told in three parts this was one of the most ludicrous journeys I have ever took part in. And yes, yes, I get that I've shared my utter devotion and neurotic pull to this book whilst STILL not telling you anything.
And I truly believe that is the only way to enter into this voyeuristic chasm of Nick and Amy's marriage. Because honesty, you have just as much validity in finding answers through a Ouija board as you would while turning the pages. I swear, every time my emotions teamed up with Amy, I would be emotionally ransacked and pitied Nick.
But It Wasn't Over.
Oh no. A flood of NEW INFORMATION and NEW DETAILS would enter the scene and NEW SENSE would be had causing a full blown mental seizure.
Realistically I like to think of myself as a smart cookie. In fact, there are very few books that surprise me. Oh sure, I might have a moment of "oh*you*went*there*" penetrating gaze, but I thought of that option way before it happened. With Gone Girl there was no predisposed this is a possibility. Mouth gaped open with a welcome sign for flies hanging on my top lip. *nods*
How does she do it? Gillian Flynn is by far an author that I would love to drink many cocktails with...enough for guards to drop and ravish her insights. She is either brilliant or crazy; perhaps a little of both.