gone girl. bored . someone tell me the ending SPOILER!!!!!!!

(22 Posts)
valiumredhead Fri 26-Apr-13 08:16:10

The only thing I liked was the ending, anything else would have been far too 'Hollywood' imo.

SO over rated though and boring

mimbleandlittlemy Tue 16-Apr-13 12:46:15

Right, well I finished it last week and I will come back and say that because I am totally contrary I rather liked the last 100 pages or so (obviously totally against expectation grin). As this is already covered by a spoiler alert I can say cheerfully that they were two of the nastiest characters in a book I've come up against in a long time and was delighted they were each pinned each to the other for ever.

Antifreeze cocktail anyone?

hackmum Sun 14-Apr-13 20:37:05

I enjoyed Gone Girl, but it's very much a piece of genre fiction - you have to suspend disbelief. I was surprised to see it on the Woman's Prize longlist.

bottleofbeer Sun 14-Apr-13 16:29:14

I wouldn't say it was ridiculous but I totally lean towards books set in the UK simply because I think to really get ito a book you have to be able to place yourself there and I find that very difficult to do with books set in America.

I recently read Covenant by Dean Crawford and it's really good but I couldn't understand why a British writer set most of his book in the US. I was a bit meh about that.

Dp and dd1 have both just read, 'Gone Girl' and said it was ridiculous. I don't think I shall be trying it, as I have a very low tolerance for crap writing.

bottleofbeer Sun 14-Apr-13 15:36:30

I think people were dissapointed with Gone Girl because the end wasn't all neat, tidy and concluded.

Sister is good but the second Rosamund Lupton - Afterwards - is much better imo.

Seriously, give SJ Bolton a go. I've read her whole back catalogue in the last few weeks. Really good reads even if she does have a thing about churches and female characters having some kind of disability/disfigurement (nothing wrong with that obv, but one pops up in every book).

DuchessofMalfi Sun 14-Apr-13 10:25:46

I completely agree with you on Before I Go To Sleep, mimble grin Awful, just awful. Hated it. But I liked Gone Girl. It took a very long time to get going, and I almost gave up, but it came through in the end. Good ending, I thought. I like books where the ends aren't necessarily tied up neatly. They deserved one another!

I've got Sister on my tbr shelf. I hope it's not as bad as all that grin

BaconAndAvocado Sat 13-Apr-13 22:43:48

Tee hee mimbleandlittlemy please let me know of any other books that you dislike as I loved Sister and Before I Go To Sleep!!

AvonCallingBarksdale Fri 12-Apr-13 18:05:39

I got a free preview of this on my Kobo and can't get past the first few pages - thought it was going to be unputdownable! Reading this thread, I don't think I'll bother to continue!!

KittenOfDoom Fri 05-Apr-13 15:27:36

I don't usually enjoy hyped-up books so I read the plot summary on Wikipedia, and it sounded awfully predictable to me. I mean, you expect a "twist" in this kind of novel, so it wouldn't be hard to guess what it would be here.

Maybe I've read too much and I just know all the plots now grin

mimbleandlittlemy Fri 05-Apr-13 13:01:49

I am 170 pages in, have to get it finished for book club, starting to think I would rather eat my own feet...

How on earth did it get on to the Prize-that-is-no-longer-called-the -Orange Prize long list? My jaw keeps scraping along the floor at just how badly it's written in a way that reminds me of both the truly ghastly Sister and the awful, awful, awful bollocks that was Before I Go To Sleep.

Ah well. Perhaps I'm just bitter and envious that she is earning so much money for such trite rubbish grin.

KittenOfDoom Thu 04-Apr-13 17:57:50

Typical?

mummytime Tue 02-Apr-13 21:40:15

Not sure what "tidal" was supposed to be!

fuckwittery Tue 02-Apr-13 21:39:02

I thought it was a weak ending but was really enjoying it about 2/3 of the way through. It tailed off.

mummytime Tue 02-Apr-13 21:38:10

The very end is annoying, but tidal of the powerlessness people seem to feel in the US legal system.

I thought it was one obviously written for film/TV. I read it for book group, and it wasn't as bad as I thought it might be!

comfysofas Tue 02-Apr-13 20:06:25

Glad i didnt bother to finish it.............. O can start my lovely new Jeffery Archer now.

comfysofas Tue 02-Apr-13 20:03:23

thanks im off there now

The whole plot is on wikipedia!

comfysofas Tue 02-Apr-13 19:54:24

I have got to the point that she is alive a writing her diary... he has his lawyer.

I'd give up if I were you.

The ending is rubbish. Most overrated book of last year.

mummytime Tue 02-Apr-13 19:51:13

Have you got 1/2 way through yet? I found the second half much better.

comfysofas Tue 02-Apr-13 19:34:16

Could someone tell me the ending im bored.

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