Gone Girl: The Book Review

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WHERE DO I BEGIN? I finished this book recently and I can’t stop thinking about it.  This book contained so many twists and turns and mind-fucks that I couldn’t think straight after I finished it.

At first glance, Gone Girl is your typical true crime novel. Wife disappears, husband becomes the main suspect, blah blah blah. However, Gone Girl is a dark, twisted, depraved look into psychopathy and chronicles one of the most fucked up marriages I have ever read about.

This book was spectacular to say the least. One of the best books I’ve ever read. I would give a detailed summary of this book but where’s the fun in that? Read this book if you want your mind blown. However, Gone Girl is at times, dark and sickening and not for the faint hearted.

I’d recommend this book for fans of psychological thrillers. If you love books with unreliable narrators, psychopaths and more twists and turns and bombshells than a season of Revenge, then Gone Girl is for you. If not, read something else because you will either hate this book, or become traumatized.

Kudos to Gillian Flynn. The only thing I’m afraid of is the movie. I hope that the ending isn’t changed too much. Also, a note to Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike or as they are in the movie, Nick and Amy Dunne; Don’t mess this up.

Salem

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I recently discovered this new show, titled Salem. As soon as I saw Salem I knew it would have something to do with the Salem witch trials. After American Horror Story Coven, I have been itching to find a new witch related fix. I am pleased to say that Salem is that fix.
The show begins with the Puritans doing what they did best; making other people’s lives hell. Then we see young lovers John Alden and Mary and their third wheel, George Sibley. Sibley sends John to basically die in the war and the show reveals it’s first bombshell: Mary’s pregnant. This would mean death in a regular Puritan town, but not to worry. Mary’s mysterious, ageless servant, Tituba comes to her rescue. They go to the forest, under the cover of darkness where Mary gives up her child and sells her soul to the devil. Yes, she SELLS HER SOUL TO THE DEVIL. Then Tituba says: “All the world shall be yours.”
Years later, Mary has become the most powerful witch on Salem. She’s like the Supreme. Also, she’s married to George Sibley. However, George isn’t George and Mary’s practically ruling Salem. Then John Alden  because that is exactly what our powerful heroine needs, her ex-lover returns from the dead.
Add a possessed Mercy Lewis and sleazy, hypocritical Cotton Mather and Salem promises to be dark, sexy and bizarre.