October 21, 2012
Read this book: Gone Girl...
Prior to Gone Girl, I cannot remember the last time I stayed up really late because I couldn't put down the book I was reading... this one kept me up hours past midnight.
Here's the setup: after losing their jobs in New York City, a young couple reluctantly moves to small-town Missouri to save money and to be near his family. He likes it, she hates it, and their marriage is under a lot of pressure. Then on their fifth wedding anniversary, she disappears.
These are smart characters, and twisted characters, and they are hyper aware ---- of themselves, of what other people think, of the media and of reality TV. Gone Girl is a very modern take on a classic woman-in-jeopardy thriller.