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Author:  Chris OConnor [ Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:03 am ]
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I think there are as many psycho wives as there are weak, ordinary and bored husbands. 8)

Author:  Crystalline [ Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:15 am ]
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Chris, absolutely. What I meant is that she belongs in a mental hospital; he could just look for a second chance at happiness with somebody else. I just think that stale marriages could be worked on and repaired, but not with somebody who is psychologically ill. That's my response to the comment that they deserve each other, or something like that.

Author:  Chris OConnor [ Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:34 am ]
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I'm going to watch this movie when it comes out on NetFlix but as of now I haven't even seen it.

Crystalline wrote:
I just think that stale marriages could be worked on and repaired, but not with somebody who is psychologically ill.


I have to agree. My response to your last post was a product of some personal experiences with a psychologically ill girl years ago.

Author:  Crystalline [ Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:21 pm ]
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HA, HA...and I've had some bad experiences with men in my past, but that was due to my own bad judgement, my own mistakes. I do like men, really!!! :)

Author:  Movie Nerd [ Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:23 am ]
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I really want to see this movie. Looks so good.

Author:  Hal Henry [ Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:40 am ]
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crystalline: I am in complete agreement with Cattleman and his response. If you didn't like the movie, I doubt you would like the book. I didn't think much of the book, and I don't expect much from the movie, but I have a technical interest in seeing how they handle the plotline with the camera. glad to know there's a new release from T. Jefferson Parker; REALLY like that writer.

Author:  Taylor [ Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:45 am ]
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I received "Gone Girl" as a gift from a friend. I admired the story in general, as stories go, I can't complain because I have read worse. I agree with Geo, technically its an elaborate story setup which is good but as Cattleman and Crystalline have written, the characters are unlikely and unlikeable.
The story is a misanthropic spectacle, as pleasures go, I'd prefer the stink of over-cooked corned beef hash.
The police are the only sympathetic characters, and that sympathy only really came about after the realization of "Amy's" fraud, A fraud they are unable and/or unwilling to thoroughly investigate because of a lack of substantial enough evidence. The story just peters out and all that's left for this reader was hate.
Flynn offers insight into characters that industrial strength cleaners would fail to cleanse from the minds of an unsuspecting consumer. That these characters linger in memory for now should be an indication of the strength of "Gone Girls" plot.

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