Grade for Gone Girl

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

  1. Oldman65
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    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
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    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
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    Oldman65 New Member

    Yeah. The ending wasn't very satisfying but the" reveal" really got me.
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  4. skimom2
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    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
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    Oldman65 New Member

    Agree.
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  6. Mr Nobody
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    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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