Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn Essay

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Most of my book selections occur by seeing some riveting movie trailer, and then hearing, “based on the best-selling novel….” and Gone Girl was no exception. After seeing the movie trailer, I borrowed the book, on audio, for my daily work commute. I actually prefer audio books since the book is read with the emotions that were originally intended by the author, which allows for a much clearer picture of the book. Gone Girl is an engrossing, best-selling novel that captures a myriad of emotions, gripping the reader to the very end, making it an irresistible read. The book by Gillian Flynn, turned movie, is a suspense-thriller, broken into three parts, over 395 pages. Each part is narrated as a timeline and recounts the days leading up to and after Amy Elliot-Dunne, wife of Nick Dunne, mysteriously goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. Nick and Amy Dunne take turns sharing their side of the story, Nick through present eyes and Amy through a diary she kept for the past seven years. It is apparent from the beginning of the book that something is terribly wrong with the marriage as Nick begins by describing how they came to live in his small hometown, North Carthage, MS and the effect it has had on their marriage. He enters the kitchen where his wife is humming the theme to M.A.S.H. Suicide is painless, because, “she was an un-rivaled botcher of lyrics” and as he relives a fond memory of their past, he comes to the conclusion, ‘there’s something disturbing about…

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