Gone Girl: A Novel

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn So scary, so thrilling, so unputdownable. Interesting meta-angle--the whole story is about people lying and making up stories. One of the storytelling fabricators is Amy, who inspired a beloved childhood book series. Is anyone ever really him or herself? Or are we always just made-up characters playing who we think we should be in our life, our narrative?Misogyny and the relationship between men and women are well explored too. Amy--the surprising female sociopath--is strong, brilliant, and independent. Despite this show of female power (in the sense that women also be evil nutcases, yay for equality), her one weakness is a man. It seems to suggest that no matter how empowered women are, they are always reliant upon men, whether it is for their love or for their recognition of women's achievements.