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Gone girl, came to the library, picked it up yesterday and read it last night, all of it. <spoiler alert>

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CuriousMama Sun 10-Feb-13 16:11:23

I started reading it at 11pm, thought I'd get a couple of chapters in then go to sleep. Kept on reading and it got to 2am. Then 3 and so on. Read the lot by 7am blush Dp work's night shift and I texted him to tell him I hadn't slept but it was self induced. He couldn't believe it, staying up out of choice? confused

What a gripping read, totally absorbing. The two main characters weren't all that likeable which makes a change, you usually like one of them. I suppose of the two I'd warmed to him and of course her before I 'knew'.

I've recommended it to everyone I've spoken to today, and on FB. I doubt anyone will be quite as keen to finish it as me? grin

toffeelolly Sun 10-Feb-13 16:19:02

Just got this book, must get down to reading it , good to know you enjoyed it. But do not think i will sit up all night to read it , like my sleep to much, but hubby working night shift tonight so maybe lolwink

Patchouli Sun 10-Feb-13 16:27:30

I'm reading it just now.
The author's on mumsnet for a webchat sometime over the next couple of weeks. Have a look in the bookclub bit.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Sun 10-Feb-13 16:30:26

I started this on Friday night. It hasn't gripped me yet, but it is holding my interest.

BOF Sun 10-Feb-13 16:30:37

I really enjoyed it, although I found it slow to get going. Try Dark Places next- it's even better, I think.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Sun 10-Feb-13 16:31:23

Also meant to say, is it a big title at the moment? It's our current book group read but I hadn't heard of it.

HanneHolm Sun 10-Feb-13 16:31:38

you need Heft now.
every single person i have recommended it to loved it

noddyholder Sun 10-Feb-13 17:13:05

I read that one quickly too

CuriousMama Sun 10-Feb-13 18:23:50

Thanks for the recommendations I'll get them too.

I'm in the book club now and looking forward to the webchat. I enjoyed the Rachel Joyce chat very much.

Pancakeflipper Sun 10-Feb-13 18:24:53

Who wrote it?????

CuriousMama Sun 10-Feb-13 18:25:42

HannelHolm is Heft by Liz Moore?

CuriousMama Sun 10-Feb-13 18:26:44

Pancake it's Gillian Flynn.

Pancakeflipper Sun 10-Feb-13 18:35:02

Ta CuriousM

CuriousMama Sun 10-Feb-13 18:42:57

You're welcome.

TheLateMrPamuk Sun 10-Feb-13 18:46:18

I loved heft.

HanneHolm Sun 10-Feb-13 18:57:14

yup liz moore

and id you liked Goon Squad try "where did ya go bernadette"

there are plenty more qualidee recs on me twitter feed

CuriousMama Sun 10-Feb-13 19:02:57

Thanks HH.

notnowImreading Sun 10-Feb-13 19:06:06

I liked it - it was very cleverly put together with some sections that had lovely writing. I actually liked Amy more once the gloves were off. Diary Amy bugged me a lot, which I think she was meant to.

HanneHolm Sun 10-Feb-13 19:07:26

resists urge to talk heft on a GG thread

CuriousMama Sun 10-Feb-13 19:24:34

Yes notnow, a sociopath is so very likeable grin Poor Des wink

HH what's GG?

CuriousMama Sun 10-Feb-13 19:24:55

Ahh Gone Girl thread haha.

CuriousMama Sun 10-Feb-13 19:25:55

No it was Desi wasn't it? Lots of fuck ups in this book.

notnowImreading Sun 10-Feb-13 20:56:28

I know, nice ordinary girl = annoying, sociopathic nutter= more likeable. Sorry.

TillyBookClub Mon 11-Feb-13 13:16:36

Funny you should mention Where'd You Go Bernadette - that's another title we've got lined up for Bookclub later in the year...

Meanwhile do make sure you come and ask Gillian Flynn a question on Tue 26 Feb...

ArcticRoll Mon 11-Feb-13 14:07:49

Agree totally gripping-it's being made into a film.
Another good thriller is The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood-not quite as compelling though.

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