Monday, 3 February 2014

read and reviewed | Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn #3

Gone Girl is an international best selling psychological thriller, released January last year and was talked about by everyone, so I decided, seeing as I'm currently trying not to judge a book by it's cover and stay safe, I'd give it a go..

Amy and Nick are in a marriage which has gone stale, so when Amy disappears and all the evidence suggests that her husband was involved in her murder and the cover up, the reader is taken on a journey of surprising twists and turns, cleverly written from two points of view by the author, Flynn.

I was expecting a lot from this book with rave reviews and huge selling figures however I was left extremely disappointed. In some parts of the book, the story just doesn't go anywhere, with unnecessary digressions which really spoil the book as a whole as I actually just started skim reading parts as I was becoming bored. You go through this whole book, which at some parts, is quite shocking and interesting, however I was expecting an explosive end, something extremely dramatic and what I got was just weak and very disappointing. I really feel like I wasted my time reading this book - it at no point made me want to read 'just one more chapter' before bed and I actually was having to force myself to read it just so I could finish.

This was a disappointing read for me, after the hype surrounding it unfortunately although it was nice to read a book where you genuinely did not know what was coming next!

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  1. I think I'll skip reading this one too. Heard rave reviews about it but books I read HAVE to keep going at a steady pace or I get bored easily. Especially if I don't care about the characters.

  2. Ooh I am glad someone else feels the same as me about this, I got bored after a few chapters and couldn't wait for it to end x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  3. I felt exactly the same! I'd read the other 2 books by Flynn previously and LOVED them, so with the hype around this I was massively excited, but I just didn't like it at all. I think Sharp Objects and Dark Places are much better, and well worth a try if you haven't read those x

    Claire | AgentSmyth | Giveaway

  4. I felt exactly the same reading this! I read it on holiday so it got through it quite quickly, but not as quick as I usually read books on my hols. It was good for the first half but the ending just didn't live up to expectations!

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  5. It sucks when a book doesn't meet up with all the hype - or at least how good you hoped it would be. I keep seeing this book all over blogs at the moment but the reviews seem so hit and miss about it.


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