His wife, amy is downstairs is making crepes, all should be well, but somehow, some way, the picture is way off kilter. Gone girl is one of those unique novels that are full of characters that are all. How would you describe gillian flynns style of writing. Jan, 2015 a s rachel takes the commuter train to london every morning, she daydreams about the lives of an attractive couple she often sees breakfasting on their deck. Liz nugent is very similar to gillian flynn in her writing style, and in the. Delightful and thoughtprovoking, this book is perfect for stumped writers, journalers, or any creative type needing a tiny flash of inspiration. An alternative cover edition for this isbn can be found here. The girl on the train, here are twelve novels to pick up next.
The sense of suspense in the novel comes from whether or not nick dunne is involved in the disappearance of his wife amy. Portes is a snappy writer with crackling prose, and muskegon, michigan, where characters keep their secrets close to the vest, is a spooky setting that will please fans of gone girl s deadend suburban landscape. From a chilling debut by angie kim to the newest title by ruth ware, this list of books like gone girl will give you the psychological thrills you. The novel became quite popular and soon made the new york times best seller list. Heralded as the next gone girl by critics and readers alike, the girl on the train is a fastpaced novel of suspense and deception. Mar 01, 2018 flynn, perhaps most known for her 2012 ultrabestseller gone girl, has built a reputation for penning creeping, unsettling, at times nauseatingly dark thrillers that explore gender, family. In publishing terms that means its a monster, gigantic hit, but that. Gone girl is a thriller novel in the mystery and crime genres, by the american writer gillian flynn. I know public opinion is that gone girl is a wonderful work of literature, and in some ways i do understand why. Oct 03, 2014 gone girl author gillian flynn talks to emma brockes about her leap to fame, writing the screenplay of the new film, and why no one should read her dark books expecting to find a likable character. Gone girl is also the title of a lew archer story, in the 1955 collection the name is archer, by ross macdonald, who flynn has also cited as a favorite author. I read it at the beach, i read it while eating a salad at work, i read it past my bedtime.
From strange disappearances to troubled husbandandwife relationships, these books like gone girl are sure to keep you in suspense until the very last page. The trick to getting gone girl star rosamund pikes killer style. On a warm summer morning in north carthage, missouri, it is nick and amys fifth wedding anniversary. The driving force behind the fictitious events of gone girl is the great recession of the late 2000s. The book version of gone girl, so ive heard, is a crime novel.
She left a trail of clues behind that make many suspicious about whether nick knows more than hes. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter camille preaker faces a troubling assignment. Best psychological thrillers books like gone girl refinery29. Oct 03, 2014 15 big differences between the gone girl book and movie. Gillian flynns gone girl was released in paperback last week nearly two years after its initial release.
Ever since i read it last year i have been on the hunt for similar books. Heres some readalikes to keep you on the edge of your seat. Gillian flynns novel gone girl became a publishing phenomenon for its deft plotting, riptide of a narrative, and complex net of twists. The problem with gone girl is that theres no cool girl. Gone girls toxic mix of sharpedged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nervefraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. Every book thats been called the new gone girl stylecaster. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of gone girl by gillian flynn. Nov 09, 2014 gone girl by gillian flynn is one of my favorite books. Husbandoftheyear nick isnt doing himself any favors with cringeworthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wifes head, but. Like gone girl, this novel features a duplicitous female protagonist with dark secrets and a disturbing knack for storytelling. Apr 29, 2014 gone girl will only get bigger once the david fincher film adaptation is released in october. Dark places, in particular, drew attention from mystery aficionados, but gone girl is.
On a warm summer morning in north carthage, missouri, it is nick and amy dunnes fifth wedding anniversary. Get your read on and prepare for major chills down your spine. Sep 24, 2015 like gone girl, this novel features a duplicitous female protagonist with dark secrets and a disturbing knack for storytelling. Unless youve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you know that gone girl, the thrilling gillian flynn novel turned. May 30, 2012 gone girl is this authors third novel, after sharp objects and dark places. What the majority of the books on this list have in common, aside from being page turning thrillers, is a comparison to gone girl. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made. Leaving the theatre, you have to ask yourself how connected these ideas are in real life. Gillian flynn sickened by lawyers gone girl defence in. Elizabeth littles dear daughter is no different, being called. Girl on the train author shoots down gone girl comparisons.
Gone girl is an example of mystery, suspense, and crime genres. Dec 08, 2012 gone girl has swept readers everywhere off their feet with its narrative blend of thriller and astute psychological study. Then youre definitely going to love this selection of thrillers. But once youve read flynns gone girl, and her other books, dark places and sharp objects, to. The story follows nick dunne, the husband of amy dunne, after amy goes missing. Flynn herself was working as an entertainment journalist in new york when she was laid offnick and several of his coworkers suffer the same fate, and soon amy is jettisoned from her magazine job as well. But lots of books have good, addictive mysteries at their core. If you love psychological thrillers, these are the books like gone girl 2018 will deliver. How gone girl is misogynistic literature 07092014 08. A former critic for entertainment weekly, she lives in chicago with her husband and children.
Dec 05, 20 i expected to enjoy gone girl, but i wasnt expecting to admire it. Husband nick wakes up to a world that seems perfect. Jun 05, 2012 the marriage is the real mystery in gone girl gillian flynns third novel begins on the morning of nick and amy dunnes wedding anniversary, when amy disappears and nick becomes the no. Oct 08, 2014 gone girl is a fantasy, of course, and it takes place in a dream world, not reality. While the novel already received the bigscreen treatment and youve probably read the next gone girl a. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when nicks clever and beautiful wife disappears. The psychological thriller tells the story of nick dunne, a man who is suspected of murdering his wife, amy, after she goes missing.
I categorized it as an airport read, fun and forgettable. More than any other pagetoscreen movie in recent memory, gone girl has been the source of intense trepidation. Even the novels most ardent fans hated the ending, so author gillian flynn who also wrote the screenplay promised to conclude the film in a way that viewers would like a whole lot more. For years, camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the halfsister she barely knows. Jan 27, 2018 short story writer raymond carver had this bitter, terse style that was about cutting to the core of people and describing the bleak and painful aspects of life. Gone girl is deserving of all the praise and trill. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, gillian flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. Her convincing style takes us to a journey of the dark side of human beings. One of the films executive producers, leslie dixon, read the manuscript of the novel in 2011 and brought it to the attention of reese witherspoon who was originally slated to play amy in december of that year.
With a gone girl adaptation in theaters this friday, now seems like a good time to either reread gone girl, or immerse yourself in a new set of satisfying psychological thrillers. Gone girl and the girl on the train were two of the most popular books of the last few years. The girl on the train by paula hawkins early this year, a slew of headlinesincluding one on this very sitedeclared this thriller a worthy gone girl successor, if not for the writing style. Find books like gone girl from the worlds largest community of readers. Connecticut woman jennifer dulos has been missing since 24 may. Gone girl is a work of contemporary thriller fiction, written in 2012 by gillian flynn. Through her two ultimately unreliable narrators, flynn masterfully weaves the slow trickle of critical details with 90degree plot turns. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Mar 19, 20 gone girl, published in the us in june 2012 and out in paperback in the uk at the beginning of this year, has now sold more than 2m copies throughout the world 300,000 of them over here.
Sep 29, 2014 like every person i knew during the summer of 2012, i read gone girl as if my life depended on it. Gone girl s toxic mix of sharpedged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nervefraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. The book begins with the disappearance of nicks wife amy and the. Enthralling books like gone girl everyone should read at least.
It was published by crown publishing group in june 2012. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made whe. Gillian flynn spoke with chatelaine about the inspiration behind the book. Gone girl is a film adaptation of flynns 2012 novel of the same name. Featuring twisty, unpredictable novels that will keep you.
Jan 02, 2017 in 2012, gillian flynns third novel, gone girl, was published. Told in epistolary style, youll be itching for more facts to solve the. The novel soon made the new york times best seller list. Like gone girl, this novel features a duplicitous female.489 1194 225 1123 962 1316 1175 27 194 434 731 91 1389 681 91 1086 1202 135 1323 1050 75 1021 1353 553 183 983 1077 1299 206 1318 1443 1119 115 298 657 823 242 66 917 915 1268 516 36 1215