Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gone Girl - Book Review

So, I finally finished Gone Girl. It took me a couple tries to get through the book. I know, I know, it's a New York Times Best Seller but sorry to say, to me, the first 100 pages seemed like a bit of a snooze fest. My sister loved the story but I kept having trouble getting beyond the beginning but once I was into the story, it was well worth the read. It starts out slow...

It took me a while, to get beyond the introduction - which I thought was waaaaaaayyyyy too long, but when I did, I loved the twists and turns the story took. Okay, I'm a little odd but I like a story that's going to surprise me, or at least keep me guessing and this was a strange story with an unusual outcome.

I don't want to give away anything. . . but let me just say that the end is surprising.

Still, I have to admit I've been trying to read the book for quite a while. My first bookclub picked the story but when I started reading the very first page I got stuck on the talk about the shape of Amy's head...I was like...yaaawwwn.

And the story seemed to be just another Scott and Lacey Peterson story...

It's not.

And, like I said, after the first 100 pages or so the story starts amping up and up and UP until you can't put the thing down.

So over all, I'd say it's worth the effort and I'd give it a solid B.


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

It kept me guessing. I was impressed at the author's ability to keep the suspense rolling for so long.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

It's been a few months since I slogged through it and I still can't decide if I liked it or hated it. A little of both, I guess.

Kelly Polark said...

I loved that book! Kept me guessing til the end!