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Too_Trusting
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Default  Posted: 6:31 PM, June 15th (Friday)

Anyone read this book? OMG, I am soooooo hooked on it. It's like I'm dying to find out what happens, but I'll be sad when the book is over.


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Default  Posted: 8:21 PM, June 15th (Friday)

I have a hold at the library-I hear it's very good


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Too_Trusting
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Default  Posted: 6:23 AM, June 16th (Saturday)

I am rivited, for sure. It may not be for those somewhat close to d-day, tho. So far, there's not a lot of A stuff, but there is infidelity. It's mostly about a wife that goes missing on their 5th anniversary.

Man, I'm hooked!


"Anyone perfect must be lying; anything easy has its cost. Anyone plain can be lovely; anyone loved can be lost." Barenaked Ladies

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Too_Trusting
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Default  Posted: 8:04 AM, June 17th (Sunday)

I could not put this book down and finished it yesterday. Definitely a page turner. Still not sure how I feel about the ending, but full of surprises.


"Anyone perfect must be lying; anything easy has its cost. Anyone plain can be lovely; anyone loved can be lost." Barenaked Ladies

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Default  Posted: 5:49 PM, June 17th (Sunday)

This book was highlighted in our Sunday paper today. Putting it on my nook wish list.


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smith
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Default  Posted: 11:59 AM, June 18th (Monday)

I read this book and loved it, I just wanted to put out there that later in the book there is stuff that might trigger people. I wasn't prepared for it and it was a little unsettling at first.

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Default  Posted: 12:33 PM, June 18th (Monday)

Awesome book, but I did trigger big time. I was obsessed with finishing it.


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Default  Posted: 3:35 PM, June 25th (Monday)

I can't seem to find this book ANYWHERE!!! Amazon says they have a pre-order for November, 2012. My two local libraries have like a 3 week wait list on it.

Any ideas where in the world I can get a copy (preferably cheaper).


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Too_Trusting
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Default  Posted: 6:24 PM, June 25th (Monday)

Wish I could loan you mine, but I downloaded it to my Kindle. Don't understand Amazon having it on backorder for THAT long either.

ETA: Here's a link to the ones on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Gone-Girl-by-Gillian-Flynn-2012-Hardcover-/110999908?_refkw=gone+girl&_pcatid=4&_pcategid=53824&_dmpt=US_Fiction_Books&_dashexp=1

[This message edited by Too_Trusting at 6:26 PM, June 25th (Monday)]


"Anyone perfect must be lying; anything easy has its cost. Anyone plain can be lovely; anyone loved can be lost." Barenaked Ladies

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positively4thst
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Default  Posted: 6:57 PM, June 25th (Monday)

I downloaded it to my Kindle the day I heard them talking about it on NPR. I haven't started it yet because 50 Shades of S&M got in my way! I'm sure GG will be much more thought provoking!

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Too_Trusting
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Default  Posted: 8:00 PM, June 25th (Monday)

2kids,

I just went to amazon and they have it in stock for $13.98. Are you searching for the one by Gillian Flynn?


"Anyone perfect must be lying; anything easy has its cost. Anyone plain can be lovely; anyone loved can be lost." Barenaked Ladies

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Default  Posted: 8:00 AM, June 26th (Tuesday)

Yes, that's where I went but didn't see any. Maybe I didn't put in the title right, although I did see some on back order.

I don't have a kindle and probably never will, so a hard copy (physical copy) is needed.

Thanks for the input. I'll check out ebay.


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2kids - 20 and 22 (Thank God for them)

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Too_Trusting
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Default  Posted: 5:56 AM, June 27th (Wednesday)

Amazon has it in stock. But strangely, today it's $15. Anyway, here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Gone-Girl-Novel-Gillian-Flynn/dp/030758836X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340794768&sr=8-1&keywords=gone+girl


"Anyone perfect must be lying; anything easy has its cost. Anyone plain can be lovely; anyone loved can be lost." Barenaked Ladies

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Default  Posted: 9:04 PM, June 28th (Thursday)

Read it, loved it! Even with the infidelity angle, I thought it was well/accurately handled.


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sharim
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Default  Posted: 8:07 PM, July 1st (Sunday)

Just got it on my kindle - you guys got me intrigued about it!

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sharim
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Default  Posted: 9:23 AM, July 2nd (Monday)

Oh no I have to go to work today. I don't want to stop reading! I do like her style of writing.

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sharim
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Default  Posted: 1:04 AM, July 3rd (Tuesday)

I read this book and loved it, I just wanted to put out there that later in the book there is stuff that might trigger people. I wasn't prepared for it and it was a little unsettling at first.

Yes, definitely not a book for someone who is new to our sitch! I'm hardened and crusty so it doesn't phase me.


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sharim
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Default  Posted: 9:28 AM, July 4th (Wednesday)

Done - easy read, kept you wondering but I agree the last third of the book was a bit......

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Default  Posted: 6:04 PM, July 5th (Thursday)

Wow. Great book. Definitely a page turner.


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heart_in_a_blend
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Default  Posted: 2:44 PM, July 6th (Friday)

I keep seeing this book pop up here. I have almost ordered it and read all the reviews on Amazon but it sounds like so many things I've watched on crime TV.

So before I spend the money can someone tell me why what is different about it? What made it worthwhile for you to read?


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Too_Trusting
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Default  Posted: 6:57 PM, July 6th (Friday)

From my POV, it was the style of writing that made it unusual. Each chapter alternates being told from the husband's POV and then the wife. The husband's are told from present time, based on the date of his wife's disappearance. IOW, his chapters are "xxx date, 1 day missing" and so on. The wife's (in part 1) are told from her diary. It gives you a back story to their relationship and marriage.

Then comes part 2 and blows every notion you had formed in part 1 completely away. It is still told with alternating chapters from the husband and the wife, except the wife is now telling her story in present-day.

I will say that this book gripped me from page 1. I haven't read a book that kept me soooooo interested since Wally Lamb's first book (can't remember the name). That has been more than 10 years ago, so trust me, this book IS worth reading and buying, IMO.


"Anyone perfect must be lying; anything easy has its cost. Anyone plain can be lovely; anyone loved can be lost." Barenaked Ladies

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sharim
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Default  Posted: 7:58 PM, July 6th (Friday)

Heart-in-a-blend - When I started this book it did kinda bother me some because of all the recent stories that have been in the news lately about wives being "missing". (Kept thinking about that so horrible story in Utah with that totally creepo husband/father). But I found the writing style good and it kind of kept pushing me forward to see what was going to happen.

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Default  Posted: 11:01 AM, July 7th (Saturday)

Okay, now I can not resist. This was the information I was hoping for.

Thank you.

Too_Trusting: Wally Lamb "I know this much is true."

Wonderful book. Best! This was the last book my dad and I read together before he died.


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Default  Posted: 10:21 PM, July 7th (Saturday)

Just downloaded it on my Kindle (literally 2 seconds ago lol). Normally I don't like spending more than $7.99 for a Kindle book & this was $12.99, but I splurged. Can't wait to start it tonight, I've heard great things about it.


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Default  Posted: 5:43 PM, July 10th (Tuesday)

As a connisseur of psychological thrillers, I loved this book. The ending bothered me, though.


She packed up her potential and all she had learned and headed out to change a few things.

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Too_Trusting
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Default  Posted: 7:37 PM, July 10th (Tuesday)

I felt odd about the ending too. Felt kinda lame or "unfinished" to me. But all in all, I LOVED the book. Engrossed from page 1.

I'm reading another of her books now - "Sharp Objects".


"Anyone perfect must be lying; anything easy has its cost. Anyone plain can be lovely; anyone loved can be lost." Barenaked Ladies

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Default  Posted: 4:33 PM, July 13th (Friday)

I am nearing the end... torn between wanting to know what happens and not wanting to be done with it! A very readable, engaging psychological thriller.


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Too_Trusting
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Default  Posted: 6:49 PM, July 13th (Friday)

I am nearing the end... torn between wanting to know what happens and not wanting to be done with it! A very readable, engaging psychological thriller.

That's exactly how I felt too! I was obsessed with reading it, but knew I'd be sad when it was over.


"Anyone perfect must be lying; anything easy has its cost. Anyone plain can be lovely; anyone loved can be lost." Barenaked Ladies

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Default  Posted: 9:17 AM, July 14th (Saturday)

Just picked it up at the library yesterday.
I plan a day in the sun reading.


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Default  Posted: 11:39 AM, July 14th (Saturday)

**** WARNING: SPOILER alert for those that haven't read it yet *****

The ending bothered me though
.

After contemplating the ending for a while... I'm thinking it's a pretty fitting ending. Both characters were pretty unlikable and narcissistic. Although they made a very enjoyable read! The fact that neither got their "fairy tale" ending I think was appropriate!!!! Neither deserved it (although I worry about their children... those children will have serious therapy bills later in life with those fucked up parents!)


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Default  Posted: 7:05 PM, July 17th (Tuesday)

I think you're right, HUM.

Just finished Flynn's "Dark Places" which was decent but no where near the caliber of "Gone Girl". Today I started her debut novel, "Sharp Objects".


She packed up her potential and all she had learned and headed out to change a few things.

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Default  Posted: 7:26 PM, July 17th (Tuesday)

Just finished listening to the book on my phone (audible.com). Loved it. Although she is quite nuts I can feel some of her justification. Highly recommend.


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Too_Trusting
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Default  Posted: 7:39 PM, July 20th (Friday)

Hope,

Today I started her debut novel, "Sharp Objects".

I just finished Sharp Objects and liked it very much too. Not obsessive reading like Gone Girl, but very interesting and was surprised by the ending.


"Anyone perfect must be lying; anything easy has its cost. Anyone plain can be lovely; anyone loved can be lost." Barenaked Ladies

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Hope24
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Default  Posted: 3:46 PM, July 21st (Saturday)

I just finished Sharp Objects and liked it very much too. Not obsessive reading like Gone Girl, but very interesting and was surprised by the ending.

TT - can't say I was surprised at the ending but I love her dark and twisted characters. She's definitely an author to watch. I hope she gets even better as her writing skills mature. All her books fall apart for me at the end but she's still very good.


She packed up her potential and all she had learned and headed out to change a few things.

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Default  Posted: 9:20 PM, July 21st (Saturday)

I just finished reading it. I really loved it as I kept trying to stay one step ahead of the book and predict what was going to happen. I was never right!!

I didn't like the ending either! I had a great idea for the ending that I think is much better!! Honestly, I think I usually feel let down by endings.


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Default  Posted: 11:58 AM, August 21st (Tuesday)

I finished it in a day. I thought it was fantastic until the end!


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Default  Posted: 9:53 PM, August 21st (Tuesday)

I want to read this book and hopefully will someday. I watched a movie the other day that had an unfaithful partner in it and it just pissed me off something fierce! Probably wouldn't be a good read for me right now.


D-day: Oct 2, 2011 (Happy birthday to me! grrr)
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Default  Posted: 1:57 AM, August 22nd (Wednesday)

SH70--I found the infidelity in this book palatable just due to the way it was incorporated and the other events that were occurring at the time. And I have an extreme aversion to all things infidelity-related.


The ending as a whole did feel unfinished. But I guess that you can fill in the blanks.

I really liked the husbands last quoted line in the book, though. I almost *copped* it for my tagline....but didn't. I thought it was extrememly fitting.


"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott

In my effort to be *concise*, I often come off as blunt and harsh. Sorry, don't mean to be offensive.

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