Gone Girl (Paperback)
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Gone Girl (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 03/01/2013
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'Ice-pick-sharp,' says the New York Times; 'written by Flynn as though with a razor, giggling all the while,' marvels Vanity Fair; 'an ingenious and viperish thriller,' commends Entertainment Weekly. Reams and reams of praise exists in this vein for Gillian Flynn and her Gone Girl, and it's something of a reflection on the book that it seems always to be delivered in this wicked, tactile language. In its writing, Flynn prides herself on revealing – subtly – all to Gone Girl's readers from the start, not insomuch as they know who is responsible for the disappearance of Amy Dunne from the get-go, but so they can trace backwards from the moment the perpetrator is unveiled, and see that yes, the information was all there. Still, her story, which is delivered from two alternating perspectives – the diary of the 'gone' girl, and the narration of her husband (and the reader’s chief suspect) Nick in the weeks following her disappearance – is about the feeling of things being not quite right, rather than out and out horror. Thus Gone Girl is a creeper, a skin-crawler that leaves you to look over your shoulder and question just how much you really know of those you think you know best.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753827666

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16th February 2015
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“Great read”

Amy is the "Gone Girl" in question and she goes missing resulting in suspicion falling on her husband, Nick. Lots of things that Nick believes to be untrue seem to be accepted as others as fact with lots of... More

Paperback edition
31st August 2014
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“Exciting thriller”

Clever structure and well placed plot will keep you on you on your toes, but in my opinion the end is unsatisfying

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19th February 2015
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