First of all – I want to take a moment to seriously thank all of you, who leave comments or send me little messages/emails to let me know how much you love the blog. Given my hectic schedule and social commitments – it sometimes seems next to impossible to find time to write for this blog. But when you leave comments or send some love my way – it reminds me of why I love doing this and it makes it easy to find fifteen minutes here and there to make this happen.
So THANK YOU. From the bottom of my heart.
Second. I get A LOT of people asking me for a good book recommendation. A huge fan of reading (without a huge amount of time to actually do it) I’ve always got a book on the go. So I thought that maybe in 2013 I would try a feature called On The Coffee Table. Which will be a quick look at what I’m currently reading. You could also follow me on GoodReads if my one post on here isn’t enough for you.
First up – my current hardcover on my coffee table.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
“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?” via GoodReads.
I’m only a 100/415 pages in – so I’m in no position to say yet if I love this book.
What I can tell you is that I was instantly hooked from the first chapter. I’ve heard mixed reviews from friends who’ve read – some love it and some hated it. Others were just meh. The characters are crazy and I think that’s the point. I love when characters are relatable. One of the reasons I love … ahem…. Twilight fanfiction … (there – I said it) is because I can normally always relate to the Bella.
I can’t relate to Amy and Nick at all but I think so far – that’s kind of the beauty of it. With a certain American Psycho feel to it – I’m both angry already at Nick for being a semi-shitty husband but also totally kind of hot for the idea of him. Full disclosure: I am drawn to assholes. It’s my fatal flaw. So naturally a character that mentions at least once per chapter that he’s doing everything in his power to not look like an asshole (or let his true colours show) is right up my alley.
Additionally, this book is so not predictable. I honestly have no clue what is going on or how this book is going to end. And that’s what’s got me thinking about it and dying to devour it.
Be happy I’m sharing these thoughts instead of devouring it right now.
I’m also aware (based on what I have read) that I may get to the end only to be feeling this.
Currently only available in hardcover – the price tag can be a bit hard to swallow if you’re used to buying paperback (I think it retails around $29.95 at Chapters – it’s cheaper online!) but so far, I think it’s well worth the price and the writing is mesmerizing.
Gone Girl. Read it. Then come back here so we can talk about it. That is of course after I’ve finished reading it.