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I am going out on a limb here, but I am assuming you heard by now about Gone Girl! If not, here is a short paragraph summary!
A wife goes missing, and it looks like murder. The husband turns into the prime subject after overwhelming evidence that he had reasons to kill her.
I watched the movie first, and I had no idea what it was about! I did hear about the book, and it has been sitting on my to-read list for ages at that point! And I enjoyed the movie that much that the book got bumped up on my list. And a few days ago I finally finished it
Gone Girl – The Book
I was Team Nick all the way through the book. He was the most likable character, even with his flaws. Ami, on the other hand, just came across as a entitled spoiled rich kid.
Even her journal entries (in the first half) didn’t make me like her more. And not because I knew where all this was leading. I just did not like the role of her being the dutiful wife whose whole life revolves around making her husband happy. It was just overkill.
Still the book was brilliantly written and had me hooked. I felt like I was rushing through the first half to get to the juicy bits
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Gone Girl – The Movie
I had stronger emotions about the characters in the film. Disliked Nick at the beginning, then it turned into feeling a wee bit sorry for him, and with the end I was rooting for him
With Ami, I felt a bit indifferent at first. Then I was in awe of her cleverness. And by the end I was scared shitless of her and afraid for anyone in her immediate vicinity.
Maybe it would have been different if I did not watch the movie first, but honestly the characters are so different in the book and movie that I think my opinion would have been the same. I just like all character better in the film. Well done on that casting job
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Why should you still read Gone Girl or vice versa
The movie stayed true to the book, but there are a few changes that make it worthwhile to either read the book or watch the film!
But the changes are still drastic enough that you will feel different about all the characters.
The ending felt different to me. At the end of the movie, I was thinking: “You know what, you two deserve each other” While the ending of the book left me with feeling gleeful, and hoping for a sequel
Rosamund Pike’s Oscar nomination for her role as Amy was well deserved! She did an excellent job of bringing the character across and taking us through the stages of feeling sorry for her, rooting for her, questioning her, and finally being terrified of her!
Did you read and watch Gone Girl? What do you think? Team Nick or Team Amy?
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