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Grade for Gone Girl

Discussion in 'On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft' started by Oldman65, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Oldman65

    Oldman65 New Member

    In On Writing, Steve gives a writing "assignment". Do you think he would've given Gillian Flynn an 'A' for Gone Girl?
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  2. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Hard to say. The way the reltionship was slowly revealed was very well done. They were two of the most twisted people I've ever met in a book.
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  3. Oldman65

    Oldman65 New Member

    Yeah. The ending wasn't very satisfying but the" reveal" really got me.
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  4. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I loved the first act, enjoyed the second, and was vastly disappointed in the third--too many Scooby-Doo 'twists' weakened the main thrust of the story. I think it's a solid B+, because she stopped believing in her own story right at the end (IMHO). Last year's RECOVERING AMELIA did the same thing.
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  5. Oldman65

    Oldman65 New Member

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  6. Mr Nobody

    Mr Nobody Well-Known Member

    Maybe not so much a lack of belief in her story, as a fear of finishing (or providing an ending that generates a negative response from readers)?
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