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Gone Girl ending controversy

Read a NO SPOILERS review of Gone Girl, the book or the movie

Obviously this post contains MAJOR SPOILERS concerning the book and the movie Gone Girl so read ahead at your own risk.

Every time I’ve received recommendations for this book it has been accompanied by the statement: The ending is really disappointing¬†

But surprise surprise the ending, in my opinion is fantastic! I seriously don’t understand the people that wish for a “better” ending and in this post I’m going to convince you why the original ending is perfect. (or close to perfection)

So assuming everyone’s familiar with the story we know that Amazing Amy get’s the last say as always by getting pregnant with Nick’s frozen sperm (sicko) and therefore, Nick is morally forbidden to reveal the truth about Amy ever.

Initially, I was a little skeptical about this and just wanted Amy to die and leave Nick alone but careful thought and reasoning led me to these conclusions:

1. It fits! (that’s what she said)

Sorry I just had to make that joke but the ending fits the story and the characters well. I mean Amy’s character is the kind that never gets caught, never makes a mistake and she’s the kind of psycho bitch that always gets her psycho way so it’s only reasonable if she after all keeps controlling the game instead of sitting in jail or something.

Just as Nick is about to press the reveal button on Amy and possibly create a best-selling novel in the process Amy plays another card and Voila! Nick is back to square one. I find this demonically funny

2. The irony

The truth is that at the end of the day ironically, Nick and Amy deserve each other. There is no one else that would be able to put up with that much manipulation. Their whole relationship is based upon playing mind games, pretending to be okay or happy or in love or whatever. It’s twisted but it’s their way.

3. It’s open to interpretation

The ending is certainly not an opening for a sequel but it’s open to interpretation. On a lazy day I’ve often found myself wondering, what happened to the baby? can you imagine the screwed up upbringing it would have? or what if Amy had a miscarriage, that would be some Karma. There’s many other questions revolving around Nick’s future.

If Amy had just gone to jail we would assume Nick was living peacefully with Amy confined in a box.

If Amy died there would be the question of who would do the killing? certainly not Nick and it’s just not her nature to suicide I decided way from the start, she’s way too selfish to end herself for the sake of other’s peace.

Thus concludes me arguing my case of why I like the ending of Gone Girl. Did you like it? If not, why? I’m curious.

~Infinityreads

Film review

Movie review: Gone Girl

I assure you, this is safe territory and there are NO SPOILERS in this post ūüôā

Director: David Fincher

Starring: Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike

Genre: Mystery, drama

To start off, this movie adaptation of Gone Girl did not disappoint. The themes in cooperated into the film stayed true to the book and the plot successfully managed to be intense and engrossing simultaneously.

The author

If you aren’t aware already, Gillian Flyyn, the author of the book herself wrote the screenplay. I believe this was a crucial and very intelligent decision. The author knows exactly which events are crucial in developing the plot and what exactly stuck with the readers about Gone Girl that would also stick with the viewers. Hence, the movie contained the perfect representation of events that are important in creating that drama and thrill.

The plot

When it comes to plot twists books have it easy because it’s easier to conceal however, with movies it’s harder because everything is there, in front of you. (hope that makes sense?). I was expecting this movie to follow the plot twists road but I’m glad it didn’t because that would’ve been a mess. Instead it was just cleverly sequenced.

Unfortunately, this also meant that the book has more of a thrill factor and the movie didn’t take me by surprise obviously because I knew what was coming. Don’t get me wrong though, the intensity was there alright. Some of the scenes were unexpectedly graphic to the point where I was considering closing my eyes and I love that the movie managed to do that.

The characters

I was expecting nothing but the best performance from Ben Affleck which he managed to deliver no doubt. But quite surprisingly Rosamund Pike did a brilliant job of playing the role of Amy. Amy is quite a difficult character to play because you’ve got to execute her psycho side well and ah this woman better win an Oscar for this performance.

Gone Girl is a very serious, very intense movie which adapted the book quite cleverly in my opinion. I feel like the book and the movie compliment each other so no matter if you read the book first or watch the movie they still both manage to be good. I highly recommend you do at least one of those

Rating

4

~Infinityreads

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Booktober

Following is my October in all things books!

Let’s just begin by saying I’m a complete and utter idiot. For some odd reason I was under the impression that September has 31 days. Like what? right? You might be wondering why this matters so much, well because now it’s messed up my blog schedule ugh.

Fun Fact: I’m very punctual and detest going off schedule

While we’re on the topic of schedules. I am going to be posting at least 2 times per week on this blog! yay. Expect at least one review.

Here’s the fun bit: The books I’m reading in October ( plan on reading)

1. Blood Of Olympus by Rick Riordon 

Release Date: 7th October

The final book in the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series has been top on my tbr since last year. I can’t believe it’s nearly that time of the year again and this time it’s going to be the last. I cannot even explain my excitement but it’s bittersweet since I’m going to miss these characters who are like friends to me. “sobs”

2. The World of Ice and Fire by George.R.R.Martin, Elio.M.Garcia and Linda Antonssen

Release date: 20th October

That’s a mouthful of writers ay? This isn’t a novel but a compilation of the history of the Seven Kingdoms from A song Of Ice and Fire series. If you have no idea what I’m talking about then just Google it, no regrets involved. But yeah I’m really excited for this book especially cuz the illustrations look so amazing.

   

3. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Release Date: 21st October

This is the third book in the Raven Cycle series. I believe not many people know about this series. Basically it’s about these private school boys and this gypsy girl called Blue and it involves Welsh Kings and folklore and MAGIC! so yeah pretty intriguing, i highly recommend. I whizzed through the last book so the same is expected from this one

4. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfus

This one has been sitting on my shelf collecting dust since..July? heck that’s a long time. So I better pick it up. Since I’m obsessed with fantasy cuz of Game of Thrones I decided to pick this up since many people have said lovely things about this book. It involves wizards, i mean do i even need to elaborate?

Gone Girl movie

Release date: 2nd October

This isn’t a book duh, but I’m still anticipating it since it’s related to the book. Rumour has it that the ending has been changed I mean that get’s me fired up. heck yes. Expect movie reviews (wink, wink)

What do you plan on reading/doing in October? Are there any cool bookish things going on? let me know in the comments. All commenters get FREE cookies (imaginary of course)

~Infinityreads

Book reviews

Review: Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynndownload

Genre: Mystery

Pages: 422

summary:

Who are you?

What have we done to each other?

These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren’t made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

So what did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife?

 

Holy bagels and cream cheese I just finished this book and I cannot even.

First of all, sorry for the long absence, just busy with life. second of all, I hit 100 likes on this blog. I know it doesn’t seem like a lot but yayyy partay

Back to Gone Girl. Reading the blurb and the initial chapters of the book I thought this would be the typical, psycho husband kills wife, but let me tell you I was so wrong. This book defies all cliches and it is literally the definition of a thriller and brain-messer.

Flnnn has managed to create these characters with so much depth and reality. I feel like writing about messed up people and relationships is way more complicated than writing about the euphoric characters and Flynn has mastered the skill of creating the most messiest, psychotic characters out there.

The story is told from the two perspectives of husband and wife Nick and Amy because “there are two sides to every story”. ¬†Both of these characters have such distinct voices which is crucial when reading from more than one perspective, I feel like even without the chapter titles identifying the pov I would’ve been able to distinguish between the two because they are such different personalities.

The plot is.AMAZING. I literally realized the actual meaning of¬†engrossed in a book¬†while reading Gone Girl. It’s like nothing else mattered except finding out what happened to Amy. I was so engrossed it was unbearable to put this book down. ¬†With its numerous twists Gone Girl is an ultimately unpredictable page turner that will have you going WTF throughout the whole book. ¬†Each twists will change your perspective and emotions, its scary how the author can manipulate your feelings like that. The story is so realistic I felt like i was reading a memoir, I mean I’m still struggling with the fact that this is a work of fiction.

I would like to read Gone Girl again to see if I can pick up any clues or foreshadowing but I highly doubt it, this book was just structured well that way. Highly interested to see how this book will be executed into a movie which is coming out soon! ahh!.

You reading this right now. Go pick up Gone Girl and read it so it can suck your soul and leave you with: I dunno what to do with my life anymore.

Rating

5