Saturday, May 25, 2013

Tried it and Tossed it

Not every book works for every reader - and I tend to be a particularly impatient reader. Here are a few books I tried that just didn't work for me.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
published 6/5/12
432 pages

Synopsis from publisher -

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media — as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents — the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter — but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

My thoughts -

Ugh. I do not have words to express how much I disliked this book. Apparently when you get to page 150, it just sucks you in and won't let go - I didn't make it that far. I understand dislikable characters. I understand dishonorable deeds. This novel was both, to the extreme, and I didn't care enough about the ingenious plot twists that awaited me to keep reading.

Abandoned 5/4/13


bermudaonion said...

Sorry this didn't work for you.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I wasn't thrilled with this one either. I loved her first 2 books though.

Amy said...

aw, I did enjoy this book but I can totally understand not liking it as well!