I read Gone Girl this past week. I totally struggled over buying it in the first place. I have a hard time buying books. I don't mind spending $4 but this was $12. Yep, I'm cheap.
Anyway, I finally bit the bullet and bought it and I'm so freakin' glad I did. I love this book. Like, love love this book. I didn't know anything about it when I started reading it. I had just read everywhere how great it was.
And it was great. It was written in two different perspectives, his and hers. It starts out as her diary seven years ago when they met and then the next chapter was present day and he was writing. Chapter one she goes missing so the majority of the book is the hunt for her.
It was like reading a soap opera and I mean that in the most flattering way possible (I'm a HUGE GH fan).
The last several chapters reminded me of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. It's hard to tell you why without spoiling both the book and the movie, but if I had one question to ask Mrs. Flynn it would be did she watch it before writing Gone Girl and if she said "no" I'd tell her her pants were on fire.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is not only Liz Taylor's best performances it is also in my top 10 favorite movies off all time (note to self, I should really make a top 10 movie list). She and Richard Burton play a married couple hosting a dinner. It's mean and heartbreaking and just flat out amazing. I'll loan it to you if you're cheap like me and don't want to rent it. I would suggest it on a cold, rainy day with a blanket and a bowl of tomato soup.
Now, go buy Gone Girl and then watch Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and come back asap and let's talk about it.