Gone Girl

Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Year of Publication: 2012,  466 pages

I read many positive reviews about this book written by Gillian Flynn.  I am also curious about Financial Times comment, "Read it and stay single" and feel even more curious after reading Mail on Sunday's comment, "Gone Girl is a book you'll be begging other people to read, just so you can discuss it with them." 

I always love a psychological thriller novel. It usually has many unpredictable twists and turns just like Gone Girl. Once you read this book, you will find it unputdownable since you will be busy wondering what will happen next to the lead characters.

The story is about a young couple, Nick Dunne and  his wife, Amy Dunne. On their fifth wedding anniversary Amy is missing. Nick reports it to the police. Then the investigation on and the media as well keep terrorizing Nick moreover after many evidences are on Nick as the main suspect. The issue then will be about Nick, did he kill his wife?

But the story is not that simple since the novel is divided into three parts, the first part is told in alternating chapters from Nick's present time viewpoint with flashbacks to memories and Amy's voice is heard from the page of a diary, starting from seven years ago up until the day  she disappears. They both will take turn to narrate the story and they tell a completely different stories. Who is telling the truth?

One of the fantastic book that should be read without any prior knowledge of its plot. It has wonderful prose, detailed observation and a very strong characters development. You must experience it yourself. Highly recommended.

This book soon will be put on screen and plan to be released on October 2014. Ben Afflect will act as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne. Let's read the book first before the movie play, I am sure the book will do much better that the movie.         

3 comments:

ferina January 20, 2014 at 4:49 PM  

ah, ini salah satu buku yang belum selesai aku baca nih. soalnya aku punya yang ukuran besar, jadi susah dibawa2 *alesan*

mia January 22, 2014 at 8:55 AM  

Katanya endingnya akan dibuat berbeda dengan bukunya. Senang baca reviewnya Mbak, berasa ditipu habis-habisan baca buku ini tapi ga terkesan dibodohi *akungomongapasih* :D

Mari kita nantikan filmnya yuk Mbak :)

riana January 22, 2014 at 6:20 PM  

@ferina: aku juga agak lama baca buku ini karena bukuku kecil sehingga hurufnya pun kecil2, susah bacanya untuk mataku yg lamur & sudah minus 6 ini *alesan lainnya* :p

@mia: iya...buku ini kerennnn abis, udah lama ga baca buku dg ending yg tidak tertebak, salut sama penulisnya.

filmnya masih oktober mi, kita nonton film yg lain dulu gmn? :D