Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Gone Girl

Both Little Girl and Apprentice Man have recommended that I read "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. I confess that I have chickened out and have been to see the film, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, instead.

Of course the title "Gone Girl" could allude to any separated wife but in this case the plot is more sinister. I shall not divulge it here so as to spoil it for anyone who has yet to read the book or see the film. 

Suffice to say that my sympathies instinctively rested with the lawyer who goes under the wonderful name of Tanner Bolt. He also had one of the best lines in the script when he comments: "You two are the most f****d-up people I've ever met, and I deal with f****d-up people for a living"

Thankfully I never came out with that one during my years in practice.


Simon said...

Loved the book and also liked the film.
I always prefer to absorb them in that order though.

I like you r comment about the Tanner Bolt line.

Judith said...

I agree with your order for absorption, Simon, and am not sure that I would now get much out of reading the book, especially as I am assured by my daughter that the film conveys the plot fairly accurately.