Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.
I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.
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First off, I skimmed this motherfucker. I read like the first 46 pages, thought the writing was pretentious as all hell, and was just over it. I would have stopped, but it's a book club book and I wanted to find out what happened.
I finished skimming and was like ... i just cant even. After skimming some reviews I found out that this book is really loved. I don't get it. The story is interesting I guess, but the characters are fucking irredeemable. All of them.
The ending is fucking stupid, the twist was interesting I guess. But then it also went stupid quickly. i just... this book just make me want to read a good mystery. Not this sensational bull.
So those are my disjointed thoughts, and probably all that I am going to spare on this one. If you want to read better written thoughts that I full agree with, The Book Smugglers review is spot on. Also Stephanie Sun over at goodreads writes an excellent short little write up. I'll leave with a quote from her:
Gone Girl is the worst of both worlds: as pretentious and unnecessarily meta and overwritten as the worst overhyped literary debut and with dialogue and characters as cartoonish and trite and exposition-anvil-filled as your average suspense hack job.
Couldn't have said it better myself.