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I blog over at Scott Reads It! I'm a reader, a writer, a blogger, and a humanitarian. I'm prone to fanboying about the latest nerdy films and books on a consistent basis! I'm nerdy and I know it.

Gone Girl: A Novel

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn Find this review at Scott Reads ItDear Gone Girl, You really deceived me. I expected an excellent mystery from your gripping publisher description. Who ever wrote that description should really be given a salary raise because it made me desperately want to read Gone Girl. As soon as I picked up Gone Girl I received the unexpected. When Amy disappears, all the clues lead to the idea that Nick her husband killed her, but is this the truth? The book is half of Amy's diary and half of Nick's point of view about Amy's disappearance. This book was torturous to read for more than half the book I was bored out of my mind. The first half of the book could really have been condensed because not much happens. The 2nd half of the book is where the more exciting (or less boring) stuff occurs. I felt that whatever happened that was a bit exciting, the characters ruined for me with their irritating personalities. I really hated Amy and Nick. They are prefect for each other because they are both scumbags, disgusting, twisted, and sadistic. At first they seemed okay but it didn't take long to realize how revolting they are. I loved the concept of the book it really pulled me in but I really didn't get what I expected. There are so many postive reviews for this tale of feminism and I don't really comprehend what people love about this book. It is a sick, cynical and twisted book that really is nothing special. The ending is horrible and I feel like I was cheated of a true ending. I heard Reese Witherspoon is up for producer for this movie and I know I will not see this film. I will not read any of Gillian Flynn's other novels because of this book. I guess I am the minority here on goodreads (and everywhere else!) since basically everyone liked it except for me! Sincerely, Scott