Now that the movie is out, I've been getting increasingly nervous that at any moment, I could read a tweet or Facebook status that will ruin it for me.
He tries to renew feelings for his girlfriend, Blair, and for his best friend from high school, Julian, who is careering into hustling and heroin. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn From Amazon.com: "On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary.
Clay's holiday turns into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him through the relentless parties in glitzy mansions, seedy bars, and underground rock clubs and also into the seamy world of L. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears.
Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge.
Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior.
Overall, this series wasn't terrible, but I probably wouldn't recommend it either. Less Then Zero by Bret Easton Ellis From Amazon.com: "Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980's, this coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age, in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money a place devoid of feeling or hope. I loved American Psycho, and so I thought I’d give this one a try as well. The writing style, and plot (or lack-there-of, if you ask me) just wasn’t enough to keep me interested.
I'm glad to get back on track with my want-to-read list for the year... Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and re-enters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where everyone drives Porches, dines at Spago, and snorts mountains of cocaine. I’d read pages at a time and realize I was completely zoned out for all of it. I don’t know if I’d say I hated it, but it’s definitely not in the “like” column.
I love seeing our reactions together, discussing the book each night before bed, and just spending time with him in general.
Reading is typically such a solitary activity, so it's really been amazing to share this with him.
Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close." **Deep breaths** I'm finally done.
The Book of Life is the third and final book of the All Souls Trilogy (here are my reviews for books 1 and 2) and I have to say I am glad to be done.
As I've mentioned before, this book was the October selection for my book club, so over the past few months I've read books 1 and 2 in addition to 3.