Reese Witherspoon to Produce Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

It’s no surprise to me that Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl has been optioned for a movie. As soon as I finished reading the thriller, I thought, this is going to make an great movie. Flynn landed a seven figure deal with 20th Century Fox. Reese Witherspoon will be producing the movie, along with Bruna Papandrea and Leslie Dixon. I’m excited to hear that Flynn will write the screenplay.

It’s exciting that we read Gone Girl as part of our book club. I think when it comes out, we’ll have to go see it together. Who would you cast as Nick and Amy?

This big news made me think about movies that have been adapted from books. How do you feel about those movie adaptations? Which ones do you think were done well? Head over to our Facebook page and join the discussion.

Book Club Discussion: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

At first Nick and Amy seem like an average married couple in Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. After losing their jobs in New York City, they move back to Nick’s stomping grounds in the Midwest. Nick buys a bar in hopes of salvaging the little pride he has left. One afternoon, Nick comes home to find his home overturned and his wife missing, dead even. Of course, the police think the husband did it.

Flynn’s mystery gives her readers a detail look at a marriage that is on the cusp. Today From Left to Write members discuss Gone Girl by sharing their personal stories inspired by the novel:

Visit our bloggers and join in our discussion as we try not to spoil the book’s plot!

Grab your copy of Gone Girl (Crown) by Gillian Flynn now. You won’t regret it.

June Book Club: Girl Gone by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

 

It’s not quite June yet, but I can’t wait to share with your our first June book club selection. For June, From Left to Write members are reading Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.  This psychological thriller isn’t just about a possible murder, but examines how well we know our significant others.

For fear of spoilers, here’s the synopsis from the publisher:

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. 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. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

Gone Girl (Crown) by Gillian Flynn will be released on June 5, but pre-order it now. You won’t regret it. Then come back on June 12 as our From Left to Write bloggers discuss the book.  Because it’s going to be awesome. We want to hear your thoughts too.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (Review)

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

 

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn Cover

Tip: Don’t read Sharp Objects in the dark of night when your apartment is quiet, except for the random creaks and bumps from your neighboring walls. I mean you could, but I was totally creeped out as I read Gillian Flynn’s description the murder of two preteens in a fictional Midwest town.

Let me rewind a bit.

Protagonist Camille Preaker’s first big assignment is to return to her hometown to cover the murder of two young girls for her Chicago newspaper. For someone who has avoided their hometown for eight years, Camille carries more than her fair share of baggage. The longer Camille stays in town, the more she reverts to her old self. She must rely on what she learned from her recent stay at the psych hospital in order to discover the preteens’ murder.  Besides her challenging work assignment, she must also deal with her estranged relationship with her mom and half-sister.

Besides taking a reading break because I was so creeped out by the murders, I could hardly put the novel down. Flynn fed me bits and pieces of Camille’s past, and I devoured each page, searching for more details. I can’t tell you much more without giving the away important parts of the novel.

Flynn does a fantastic job illustrating emotionally (and physically) wounded characters and weaving their worlds together in this thriller. All I could say after the last page was: WOW.  A thriller needs a good satisfying conclusion and Sharp Objects did not disappoint.

I received a copy of Sharp Objects from publisher. Thanks Crown Publishing!