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Went to the movies, saw "Gone Girl"...I didn't like the movie, it left a bad taste in my mouth, and I really don't know exactly why. I was going to read the book, but now I don't want to. The movie seemed a little slow in the beginning. The two main characters are totally dysfunctional, the wife is a psychopath, the husband is weak. I didn't like either character. As the movie progresses, the story becomes totally incredible. It ends with no resolution, no justice, it's just not believable. It seems that the author did not know how to end the story, so she just stopped writing and that is what the movie reflects. I can't recommend it. :no:
Just my opinion; it disagrees (as usual) with most people's !



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Went to the movies, saw "Gone Girl"...I didn't like the movie, it left a bad taste in my mouth, and I really don't know exactly why. I was going to read the book, but now I don't want to. The movie seemed a little slow in the beginning. The two main characters are totally dysfunctional, the wife is a psychopath, the husband is weak. I didn't like either character. As the movie progresses, the story becomes totally incredible. It ends with no resolution, no justice, it's just not believable. It seems that the author did not know how to end the story, so she just stopped writing and that is what the movie reflects. I can't recommend it. :no:
Just my opinion; it disagrees (as usual) with most people's !


Thanks for the heads-up.
Pop culture can be so tempting sometimes, I've looked at the book myself but haven't picked it up to read.

On another note; How far did you read into a Song of Ice and Fire?



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My wife read the book and just saw the movie and loved both of them. As always the book is better than the movie but she was definitely pleased with the movie.



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My wife read the book and just saw the movie and loved both of them. As always the book is better than the movie but she was definitely pleased with the movie.


I read the book and saw the movie and I'd say both were brilliant!

In the book, Gillian Flynn masterfully weaves a suspenseful tale—a sort of whodunuit—using two unreliable narrators. I think what I liked best about the book is that I had no idea where it was going. There's a neat twist about a third of the way into the book and you realize you've been had by some nifty subterfuge. It's a great moment.

Both my wife and I really liked the film which was closely adapted from the book, screenplay by Flynn herself. David Fincher has to be one of my favorite directors of all time. He directed Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac, and the Social Network among others.


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Taylor, I finished reading "Song of Ice and Fire" and wrote my opinions, probably too early in the game, before other people were done reading it. I didn't care for that book too much either, but in this case I have to confess I'm not a fan of fantasy genre. Why do you ask?



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I just figured out Gillian Flynn is aka Gillian Anderson or "Scully" from X-Files.



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Taylor, I finished reading "Song of Ice and Fire" and wrote my opinions, probably too early in the game, before other people were done reading it. I didn't care for that book too much either, but in this case I have to confess I'm not a fan of fantasy genre. Why do you ask?


Just curious Crystalline, was all, Truth be told I mixed you up with Suzanne.

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My wife read the book and just saw the movie and loved both of them. As always the book is better than the movie but she was definitely pleased with the movie.



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I read the book and saw the movie and I'd say both were brilliant!

In the book, Gillian Flynn masterfully weaves a suspenseful tale—a sort of whodunuit—using two unreliable narrators. I think what I liked best about the book is that I had no idea where it was going. There's a neat twist about a third of the way into the book and you realize you've been had by some nifty subterfuge. It's a great moment.

Both my wife and I really liked the film which was closely adapted from the book, screenplay by Flynn herself. David Fincher has to be one of my favorite directors of all time. He directed Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac, and the Social Network among others.



Thanks again for heads-up guys;

I can be dubious of best sellers sometimes, I can also be a compulsive book purchaser so now rather than walk past this book, its still going to grab the corner of my eye every time I go to the store for a bottle of milk. :thanks2:

Geo you have a way of selling a person on something to read 8)



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To Crystallne and all who posted here. I am just the opposite of Crystalline; I read the book, and have no desire to see the movie. :no: I also found the characters thoroughly unlikeable. But if others like it, fine. That is why there is more than one author out there. :-D


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I just figured out Gillian Flynn is aka Gillian Anderson or "Scully" from X-Files.


What? I don't think so, Chris. :lol:


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I think the next book on my list is "Full Measure" by T. Jefferson Parker. I read the review by Jeff Ayers, which ends with "Parker has a gift for storytelling, and "Full Measure" is realistic on every level. I like "realistic" :)...



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haha OK, you're right, Geo. My bad.



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To Crystallne and all who posted here. I am just the opposite of Crystalline; I read the book, and have no desire to see the movie. :no: I also found the characters thoroughly unlikeable. But if others like it, fine. That is why there is more than one author out there. :-D


Possible spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk.

Yeah, it's probably not everybody's cup of tea. I always like psychologically complex (damaged) people. Flynn does a great job, in my opinion, showing how Amy has to compete with a fictional counterpart of herself—Amazing Amy in a series of children's books written by her parents—while growing up. The parents are narcissists and Amy is constantly being compared to Amazing Amy, trying to measure up to impossible standards. Meanwhile, Nick is selfish and emotionally unavailable to his wife after they move to Missouri. They've both lost their jobs and Amy's parents have borrowed from her trust fund . . .

But . . . but . . . isn't there something good at the end of this book (and movie too) when Nick and Amy get back together? Is there some part of Nick that wants to be with Amy? Maybe these two people deserve each other belong together take your pick.


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I assume that the black lines blocking out some of geo's comments are censored :)??? Come on, we're all adults here...
I just find it totally unrealistic that any woman would go to such lengths for revenge, that the police could not see the truth, that any man would stay with that kind of woman...TOTALLY a bunch of balloney! But I have not read the book, maybe the quality of the writing makes this a redeeming book.



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I assume that the black lines blocking out some of geo's comments are censored


The blacked out portion is a spoiler, click on it to reveal what is written. :wink:



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Spoiler - Noooooo. Her character is extreme psycho, she needs to be institutionalized. He is pretty much just a typical, ordinary, weak, and bored husband...many of those husbands around - LOL...
Ok, now I expect some good comments :)!



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