The other night Mr. Moss and I went out for dinner and a movie.
It’s one of our favorite things to do. We decided on a restaurant right in front of the theater and sat outside on the patio on a glorious, balmy evening.
I had read Gone Girl months ago and had been excited to finally see it with this cast. I’ve been a fan of Rosamund Pike every since Pride and Prejudice, and I thought Ben Affleck was a good choice for Nick.
Have you seen it yet?
Sigh. Don’t worry, I won’t give away any spoilers but I will say that I left the theater feeling disappointed. Just a ho hum reaction.
But don’t mind me, because I seldom feel feel like the movie is as good as the book.
Is it an unfair comparison?
Gone Girl was a page turner and even though there was a yuck factor with the level of pathology between this couple it kept me totally intrigued. I found the dual narrative an interesting way to plant questions in the reader’s mind.
And I may get heckled for this, but the fact is, I didn’t think there was much sexual chemistry between the two stars. The acting was solid, Pike was amazing but they never seemed like a intimate, married couple to me. Didn’t believe the hot library scene one bit, it seemed like two actors ‘acting’ out passion. And come on. Did anyone actually believe that bedroom scene between Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris?
Ok. Enough grumbling. Let’s talk about books.
If you loved Gone Girl…
According to Sam Baker, if you loved Gone Girl…these are three more books you should put on your reading list.
she said “It reminds me a little of Gone Girl. It's kind of twisted and totally different and unexpected.”
(I’ve already bought my copy)
And HERE are the best books of October according to Good Reads.
Have you read any of these?
I’d love to hear your views.
Thanks for stopping by on day 9,