By Aaryaman Akhouri
Have you ever read a book that is so good that the moment you finish it, you want to read it again? Have you ever read a book that constantly surprises you with writing as sharp as a tungsten needle? If you haven’t, then I would like to introduce Gone Girl. Before I talk about why Gone Girl is one of the best books ever published, I will go over some background information. Gone Girl is a neo-noir thriller written by Gillian Flynn that was released in 2012.
The book is about the sudden disappearance of the main character’s wife, and how the media and people react to the disappearance. Gone Girl is a book with dark and complex characters, a sophisticated story with many twists and turns, and a jaded tone that acts as icing on a cake. Out of all the modern themes in the book such as deceit, the largest one is gender equality. It gives an ugly yet cerebral portrayal of both men and women. Also, it provides a brilliant satire of the media and the news. Gone Girl is a book that plays with your feelings and consistently makes you feel jumpy and jittery. I’ve said it before, and I’m happy to say it again, Gone Girl is one of the best books ever written and published. I would give it a rating of 9.6/10.