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1/1/15 8:25 A

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I read it and liked it, but I didn't love it because by the end of the book I was exhausted and ready for it to end. However, one thing I did like was that the role of the victim was a man and the abuser a woman - I have not seen many abusers portrayed as a woman, and let's face it that really does happen.

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12/30/14 5:33 P

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I listened to this about a year and a half ago. Interesting, if very (to me at least) unrealistic plot and not a single character that I found likeable.

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12/29/14 3:57 P

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My sister-in-law gave it to me for Christmas and my daughter says it is a great read. So I will try.

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12/29/14 10:16 A

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I read this book a few months ago and thought it was okay but not totally outstanding. I'm not sure I want to see the movie.

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12/28/14 3:01 P

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This is the first book of Gillian Flynn and I find it slow but will keep reading.

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12/28/14 6:06 A

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I haven't been able to get this book yet but intend to.
I read the first two books; judged them just ok, not great.
I agree that her characters are not very likable.

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12/28/14 1:00 A

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I was just talking to my mom about this book...it's definitely a good read, but NONE of Flynn's characters are likeable. Not just in this book, but in the other two books I read as well. Besides Gone Girl, I read Sharp Objects and Dark Places. Each of those books kept my interest, but I couldn't really find one character I really liked in any of them.

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12/27/14 11:07 P

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12/27/14 4:51 P

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I understand your concerns. I enjoyed the dialogue and twists and turns in the plot.

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12/27/14 3:50 P

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I didn't like either the book or the movie. My biggest complaint is that is perpetuates the myth that a lot of reported abuse does not actually occur.

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12/27/14 3:46 P

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I loved it. I also enjoyed the movie, but didn't think it was as good as the book.

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12/27/14 3:09 P

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MarcialS51 and I are just beginning this book. Anyone else?

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