This is the second time I’ve read this book, and I absolutely loved it just as much as when I read it the first time.
The difference was that I knew the ending and the plot twist, so I was able to pick up a lot of nuances that I was unaware of.
I have NOT seen the movie, and I love the book so much that I don’t even want to. Sometimes it so happens that I really like a book and I’ve completely visualised and created a universe in my head. And the movie might create a jarring image, which displaces mine. Which I do not want. But I digress.
Anyway, coming back to the book, I do enjoy the nuance and structure. At the risk of a spoiler (is there still anyone who doesn’t know the story of Gone Girl?), I definitely believe that it is chilling and fascinating how disturbed her mind it.
Her planning skills are a work of art, and the diary, her masterpiece.
But for all her talents, she is very sheltered. And that is one thing she did not account for. If she had been a little less sheltered and a little more street smart, the story may have ended very differently.
As it is, she ends up manipulating once again when she is on surer ground in known territory. She makes an attempt to cover up her own gaps in the story, and though not entirely successful, it works out tolerably well.
If you’ve ever been fascinated by dysfunctional relationships, you’d love this book.
Also, Amy is definitely crazy. So I’m sure that is going to appeal to a large demographic as well. I guess it’s because this story hits the sweet spot of believability between ‘That didn’t actually happen,right?’ and ‘Jeez, truth IS stranger than fiction.’