“Go ahead, shit on me. I don’t mind. I’m the Cool Girl…..” – Gillian Flynn
I used to be quite the avid reader. There was really nothing more wonderful to me then finding a book that I simply could not put down. When I went to university, that changed a bit. I’m an English major so I spent the majority of my time reading. Ironically, it was during this time period when I discovered the beauty of television again. I had to read so much that I kind of lost any joy in it. After a long day of reading various chapters from three to four different assigned novels at any given time, the last thing I wanted to do was open another book.
Over the past few years, I have found a few books here and there that ignite that old book lover in me. My time is so limited these days, so when I make the time to read, it better be a good book, or I won’t bother finishing it.
This holiday, I picked up a copy of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn on a recommendation from a friend. Whoa. Talk about a page turner. I devoured this book like a bag of salt and vinegar chips. I could not put it down.
Gone Girl tells the story of a couple on their fifth wedding anniversary. The clever and beautiful wife, Amy, goes missing and the husband Nick finds himself under the microscope as the accused. This book portrays the ultimate battle of the sexes, pure psychological warfare. Couldn’t put it down.
I love a book that I can’t stop rereading passages. I reread many from this book. This one was one of my favs:
“Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl…..”
If you read the book, who do you think will be cast in the movie?
Also, I won’t give too much away but I hated the ending. Still would read it again though. Totally suggest you pick up a copy. Enjoy xo