Gillian Flynn and her book “Gone Girl” go beyond disturbing and amazing. Thriller goes beyond the old vampire story, the killer in the woods, the ghost town. Mind-games is the new black on thriller stories, and I do not know who is playing the games if the characters of the book or Flynn.
I am going to be a little too personal on this. I have always hear about the struggle of power in a relationship, but this situation in this book is absurd. Do not get me wrong, the sickness of this book and the absurdness is what makes it a best seller and worthy enough for a movie.
Flynn show us this sick mind game, mad-man game, and twisted-brains game with the use of three third-person narrators and of course the three point of views and voices: Nick’s point of view, Amazing Amy’s point of view, and the other point of view. I will not say who is… because I hate spoilers. However, I will say that the term of omniscient narrator in one narrator is a bit obsolete compared to this novel. It is my voice, your voice, my story, your story, but our game.
Throughout the novel, one gets involved with the story and gets attached with one of the characters, but later on one feels silly for not being able to actually see the I-will-fuck-you-up-in-the-same-sick-way-you-are-trying-to-fuck-me-up game. They are a simple nuclear family… yes… nuclear and ticking to detonate. One more chess piece to the board and the game is completed, but who falls first? The King? Or The Queen?
There is no need for a referee because I can tell who the winner is.
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