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Brie's Corner

Supervillain book reviewer. Lover of secret pains and purple proses. I review over at Romance Around the Corner.

Gone Girl: A Novel

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn I managed to avoid spoilers for this one, so I knew nothing about it besides the fact that the story was filled with twists and turns. I found the book to be highly readable and engrossing. The use of unreliable narrators is also key and well done. However, it’s a problematic story and has some unforgivable execution issues. The character that makes interesting points about feminism and gender roles ends up being a sociopath with no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and after constant reminders of how clever and smart she is, she falls for the most stupid trick ever, which made no sense. Ultimately, this is the story of a privileged rich couple complaining about their first world problems and being awful about it. They are insufferable and unlikeable, although at one point I felt sorry for the husband (and then I immediately felt dirty and wrong because ICK!) So I guess I should give kudos to the author for that.So yes, readable and engrossing, but overrated and flawed.