For today’s meme I’m checking in with Sheila over at Book Journey.
So I finished Gone Girl !! At last and oh gosh what torture ! seriously didn’t like it at all, here is my review.
I gave this book 1 star and really would have not finished except for it being a book club read. This has to be one of the worst books I’ve read in quite a while. Dark psychological thriller ! Please !
There was nothing fast paced about this story. It dragged on and on and on. It was neither witty nor clever but instead boring, unbelievable and in any mystery the one thing you don’t want it to be predictable. I found no layers of twists or turns. It was not a look into human psyche or into the minds of flawed people and it felt as if the author ultimately watched one to many cop shows and bad ones at that !
The characters were flat. Even with background info you still didn’t feel any sympathy for either. Not in the first half where you were supposedly led to believe Nick had done away with Amy, nor in the second where you found out she was behind the whole thing.
The ending was poor and dismal but it was headed in that direction and there were not that many good endings it could have been given anyway. The murder felt like an add on or way to just bring Amy back and for me didn’t add anything to the book. Not much point giving it a good ending when the start middle and end had been so poor !
I also did write up the book review of the Cloud Maker which I finished a couple of weeks back. Here it is.
I wavered between a 2 and a 2.5 on this book, settling on a 2 as it was an ok read for me. Interesting enough but it fell somewhere between being the genres of explorer and thriller with it not hitting either mark.
In the story we meet Luca Matthews a climber always looking for the next mountain to climb and the next adrenalin rush. He has a loyal climbing partner in Bill Taylor. They head into Tibet for the one last climb of their lives and are met with resistance from the Chinese and finally land under the radar of the Chinese secret police and so begins the story of their struggle for not only their lives but also to protect a secret and ultimately the legacy of Tibet.
All in all that’s all I have to say about the book as it was just OK as I said and is a book that’s easily forgettable.
This week I am reading still Friendship Bread by Darien Gee. Now with Gone Girl out of the way and school holidays here I’m hoping to finish reading it as I am enjoying it immensely.
On audio I’m also listening to Dead Irish by John Lescroart
I’ve only started this series so I’m hoping its good.
What are you reading ?