I am a strong believer in the fact that the book is almost always better than the movie. So whenever I hear that a popular book is being made into a movie, I try to read it before it hits the big screen.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is scheduled to hit the big screens in October of this year. Lots of my friends had recommended it to me and since I needed a break from my usual trashy romances, I decided to give it a try.
Like many of the other books I’ve recommended on here, this book is a mystery and a thriller – full of unexpected twists and turns. Without giving away too much, the book is about a man, Nick, whose wife Amy goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. Nick is insistent upon his innocence to readers, but it is clear that he isn’t being completely upfront. By the end of the book, you’re left questioning whether you really know the people you love. It delves into the complexities of marriage and relationships in a way that I’ve never experienced in a novel before.
This book hooked me. I have to get up pretty early in the morning for work, so I’m usually in bed by 10pm. But I wanted so badly to see how this book ended that I was up until after 1:30 in the morning! I paid for it the next day at work, but I would say it was worth it.
My one complaint is that the book seemed to drag in some places. It is a psychological thriller more so than an action thriller, which I personally prefer, but it definitely got a little slow on occasion. But the major plot twists and surprising turns made up for this in the end!
I’m interested to see how the movie will turn out though. It’s been said that it won’t be told in the same manner, and I’ve also heard that the author has been asked to write a different ending for the film version. It will certainly be interesting to compare the two!
Have you read Gone Girl? Do you have any other thriller to recommend?