Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Twisted . . . But in a Good Way
Here's the thing: I want to tell you about Gillian Flynn's new book, Gone Girl . . . but I'm afraid to. I'm afraid I'll give away too much of the story and I don't want to ruin it for anyone. But here's what I will say:
I've been a fan of hers since Sharp Objects and Dark Places, so when I heard this was coming out, I was so excited I could barely stand it. (Yes, geeky and dorky and all that, I know.) But I. Was. So. Not. Disappointed. Gone Girl is dark and uncomfortable and twisted - but in a good, psychological way, not in a gory, blood and guts way.
Also, for all the writers out there, pay attention - this story is so intricately plotted, I get a headache just thinking about what it must've taken to keep it all straight during the writing process. And you know that "rule" about likable characters? Yeah, well, you won't find them here . . . but it doesn't matter because you will still be desperate - in an unexpected way - to find out their fate.
So, if this is your kind of book - and even if it's not, find someone whose it is and tell them about it - go, run, fly to buy it or to request it at your local library. You won't need air conditioning during these hot summer days - this book will chill you through and through.