Gone Girl - Just couldn't do it. :/

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Gone Girl - Just couldn't do it. :/
Fri, 04-25-2014 - 12:18pm

I started Gone Girl two nights ago. I couldn't finish it. I couldn't even get more than half way through it. I disliked the characters THAT much. I didn't care either way what happened to either of them. I did read the spoilers online though. 

I read that they are changing the ending of it for the movie. Maybe that would entice me. Not sure. I just don't like the book like others do. 

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Registered: 08-11-2008
Fri, 04-25-2014 - 1:19pm

Sometimes, okay maybe once, when I didn't like a book, I liked the movie based on it, because the miserable characters played by likeable actors, became likeable.

 I'm thinking of Michael Chabon's book Wonder Boys. Michael Douglas, Robert Downey, Jr & Toby Maguire were in the movie.


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Registered: 01-28-2000
Fri, 04-25-2014 - 4:55pm

I also didn't like Wonder Boys, but good actors could certainly make  the movie more enjoyable than the book. I've had the same reaction to other movies make from books Ididn't like, where the movie left out the boring and annoying aspects of the books.



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Registered: 05-08-2014
Thu, 05-08-2014 - 9:09am

I read Gone Girl. I definetly liked the author's other two books a lot better.