Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
August 7, 2017 1:44pm CST
The photo has nothing to do with this story... It was a love story that turned crazy, kept me listening because I wanted to know how it ended. Most of you who know me, know I listen to Book on CD from the Library while I paint. I've been doing it for years and have heard some really interesting books. I was disappointed with this book because it didn't have an end. How can you write a book and not have an end? It was a fascinating story and I liked it right up to the end. While watching something on TV an announcement said Gone Girl was going to be on this past weekend – the movie. I don't usually pay attentions to movies, not my favorite thing to do. I watched it and will admit I enjoyed seeing it happen in front of my eyes instead of hearing the description from the CD. But it didn't have an end either. Now after seeing the movie and having read (or listened) to the audio of the book I did like the movie better. The non ending on both was disappointed but I understand what the author was doing...but I still want to know how it ended. Have you found yourself wondering what happens when you get a book with no end...?
"Gone Girl" is art and entertainment, a thriller and an issue.
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• United States
But it did have an ending! Not the one I had hoped for but he was shamed into staying with her. Don't want to ruin it for anyone so I'll stop there. That's one advantage of reading a book like this, you can go back a chapter or a few pages if you're confused about something. I suppose you could do that with a tape, too, but it's easier with pages. I had to go back several times on this one to keep the story straight. I really enjoy psychological thrillers like this but I did not like the ending!
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I agree with you and I have gone back even with the CD to get the whole story. I also agree that he was shamed into staying with her was the answer BUT... I think if it was real life he would have blown the whistle on her killing the guy before she came home or...OR, he would make her disappear like she did before... I'm liking the book more after just reading the comments here and yours is a great example.
• United States
@PainsOnSlate You know, I never understood movies, tv shows, and books where the characters are afraid to call the cops and tell the truth. But if they did what any ordinary person with common sense would do then we would have no story!
• United States
It's unsettling to leave a story unfinished. I prefer all the loose ends to be explained and resolved. Leaving it open like that is too much like real life. Everyone I knew was reading it when it came out, but I couldn't find a copy, so I never did read it. I did see the movie and liked it, although it was frustrating.
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
I think you need to write your own ending, and then share it with me when I eventually get around to listening to the book. I hate stories that don't end. Well, I strongly dislike them, I'll save "hate" for books that end up being the first in a trilogy that really should have been published as one complete novel instead of three. There are few things as aggravating as a story that stops mid-stride.
I think the answer was there but it wasn't what I wanted to see... I would hope humans do what is supposed to do - following the rules and laws but this one didn't... Thinking about it I realized that was what made me unhappy with the book. If you read it or listen to it liet me know how you feel about it.