July 23

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I was gone at the get-go with this book. Get through page 1 and you are in.  Bang. There is a reason this book is so popular and on everyone’s must read list.  It is because it strikes the perfect balance between a clever, well thought out thriller with well developed characters and great research and a down right easy to read page turner.  It is like the equivalent of the Stella McCartney range at Kmart-designer stuff but within the reach of every reader.

I loved this book so much.  I fell for almost every twist and turn and carried it around with me for the few days it took me to finish it.  What is interesting though, is how much more enjoyable it would have been if I actually felt for any the characters – I think it would be fair for the author to expect I would sympathise, worry, admire and then loathe each of them.  I didn’t.  I just loved the cleverness of the story, the suspense and the complete unpredictability of it all.

And that’s my 2 cents.