The One with Noble Paiges: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Our 3rd book discussion is GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn which is a crazy, intense, mysterious, grab-your-seat-by-the-edge-and-squeeze-as-tight-as-you-possibly-can book! Every chapter kept getting better and better and more intriguing.

Synopsis On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

1. Did you ever think that Nick killed Amy?
Absolutely! Especially the more we found out about him and his lies and deceit.

2. What did you think of Amy's disappearance plan? Was it believable? Were you surprised that she was actually alive?
I think if you spend an entire year planning for something it could happen, even if it was as wild and crazy as Amy's. I think too many things could have gone wrong though and in the end she would have been found. But if makes for a great story to have everything go just right. Was I surprised she was actually alive? Well, I'll be honest, I flipped through some pages and saw she was alive, so in that moment it surprised me, but then leading up to it I was so interested to see how it all played out.

3. What did you think of Amy overall? She had a lot of people in her past that she tricked and manipulated. Do you think one person could plan all of that stuff and be that devious?
I think Amy is psycho! They both are in their own way! Perhaps that's why they're perfect for each other. I mean, who deliberately hurts themselves (multiple times over the years) and blames it on somebody else just to punish them? Crazy crazy crazy.

4. What did you think of the ending - of Nick and Amy staying together?
I could have used a more resolved ending. Tell me what happened two years later. I don't think think I'd be able to live with someone as crazy as Amy or as deceitful as Nick - living in fear all day long that the other person would murder me. Because Amy murdered somebody! Ahhhh!

5. Gone Girl is going to be a movie! They've selected Ben Affleck as Nick and Rosamund Pike as Amy. Do you think they'll do a good job? Here's a trailer:

The movie looks like how I imagined the story in my mind's eye to a "T"! I can't wait to see it!

Kelsey Noble has another set of intriguing questions about GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn on her blog!

UPDATE: We've changed the book for August!
Our next Noble Paiges book: GOODNIGHT JUNE by Sarah Jio!
Synopsis: June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby’s estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children’s bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amidst the store’s papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown - and steps into the pages of American literature.

Want to win a copy of GOODNIGHT JUNE by Sarah Jio so you can join in NoblePaiges book club? Leave a comment on this post by Saturday July 26th 2014 and tell me your favorite book?! I'll pick and announce the winner on this post next Saturday so come back then! 

Our next Noble Paiges discussion of GOODNIGHT JUNE by Sarah Jio will be on Saturday August 30th 2014 - over a whole month to read so mark your calendars and see you then! And make sure to visit Kelsey's blog for the other half of the discussion!
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