Book Review: Gone girl

gone girlAuthor: Gillian Flynn

Pages: 432

Year of Publishing: 2012

Rating: ★★★✩✩

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Synopsis: Marriage can be a real killer. 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. Continue reading

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Book Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

TscjhAuthor: Robert Louis Stevenson

Pages: 126

Year of publishing: 1886

Rating: ★★★★★

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Synopsis: An intriguing combination of fantasy thriller and moral allegory, Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities -one essentially good, the other evil- for the soul of one man. Its tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man’s dual nature reveal Stevenson as a writer of great skill and originality, whose power to terrify and move us remains, over and century later, undiminished. Continue reading