I am thankful for the extra time to take care of some neglected home projects and catch up on reading. Below is the first of what I hope will be a series of book reviews.
|The A-List gives Gone Girl 4.5 out of 5 stars.|
My only complaint was that at times I found the story to be was a bit far fetched. (More so in the book than in the movie) The lead female character Amy (Played by Rosamund Pike) hatched such an elaborate plan to deceive. To me it seemed unlikely it would go as smoothly as it did for as long as it did. However, the story was strong enough so I was able to suspend disbelief for the sake of a good tale.
Gone Girl, both book and movie, didn't easily leave my mind. Themes surrounding relationships, honesty, trust, deception, and privilege were central to the plot, and I always enjoy those sorts of stories. Add in the troubling, creepy and somewhat far-fetched elements and it had me captured.
Gone Girl is a gripping thriller that is easy to get wrapped up in. I would recommend both the book and the movie. The storyline has some differences from book to movie but both are basically the same. The A-List gives it 4.5 out of 5 stars.