This is the first Gillian Flynn novel I read. I think this author is a great storyteller and very clever.
I do have a problem with foul language, though. I really don’t think it needs to be there to tell a good story. But oh well, that’s just a personal preference I guess.
On the other hand, I like the way Flynn is so precise, even crude I would say, with her description of things that sometimes we all see or think about but never say them out loud.
I enjoyed the way the author slowly guides the reader to get to know her characters. Which, I think, were well developed. Some were a little too perfect, but that’s OK. Then, after the twist is revealed in the second part, though, the story kind of flops a little. Only because some of the events happen so easily, that they become unrealistic.
It was on the slow kind of read for me but that’s not to say it wasn’t interesting because it is a really engaging book.
I can appreciate how in all the wickedness and twisted contentment the two main characters end up the story. The ending was not what I would have liked, of course, because in real life it should love the one that triumphs not something else. In this story, there is no love, just a crude representation of human nature at its worst, or best (depending on how you see it).
Overall a really good, entertaining read. So much better than the film adaptation.