Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

I'm embarrassed that it took so long for me to jump onto the Gone Girl bandwagon. It's been at least a year (maybe even longer, I can't keep track of time anymore!) since I first started hearing everyone rave about how great this book was...but somehow it took until last weekend for me to finally get around to getting my hands on this novel.

 

Because it took me so long to read this book I knew that there were only two ways it could go. Best case scenario...it would live up to it's hype and maybe I would discover a new author. Worst case scenario...I would not like this book and be terribly disappointed at the hype (much like the Twilight series...lol).

 

Somehow though, Gone Girl did not go either way...it completely surpassed any expectations I had developed by the numerous reviews I read. It was a completely insane experience, I don't think I've ever read a book that completely shattered me at every chapter. Every single time I thought I had figured out what was happening, what was going to happen...Flynn completely switched everything around so what I thought was truth turned out to be fiction. And this happened over and over again until the very last page. Definitely NOT the kind of book I should have been reading at work as it took every ounce of my willpower not to push my work aside to keep reading.

 

Supposedly, Gone Girl is going to the big screen...and honestly, I have NO idea how they are going to pull it off...I don't think it's going to translate very well.