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Gillian Flynn Responds – Gone Girl Ending

In one of the few times an author has responded to my query, Gillian Flynn wrote back about my dislike of her ending in Gone Girl

I’m sorry to hear that! I can only say I wrote the ending that was the most unsettling to me. I am a big fan of the ending of unease. To me it feels real and it feels unnerving. Because you may not know exactly what is going to happen next in Gone Girl World, but you know it’s not good. I love hearing different people’s theories about the ending—to me that’s the fun of reading a book, when you find yourself imagining the characters even after the book is over, and you find yourselves in debates with friends about it, as if the characters were two people who lived down the street (in the case of Nick and Amy, you’d probably want to relocate…).  Gillian Flynn

She’s right about my not wanting to live near or know Nick and Amy.

What did you think of the ending?

Read my review of Gone Girl – here

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14 thoughts on “Gillian Flynn Responds – Gone Girl Ending

  1. Loved this book and found the ending just as unnerving as the rest of the story! Flynn had her way with me as I finished the book a week ago and am still unable to stop imagining Nick and Amy! This book was so good….it deserves to be a “Best Seller”…..unlike most others that end up on that list.

  2. Thanks for sharing the author’s comments! I just finished the book last night and found the ending unsatisfying and unsettling as well–but with this kind of a book, I don’t think there could have been a “settled” ending. In fact, I can even envision a sequel. It was one wild ride of a read, and your review is terrific (and you managed to do it with no spoilers, too!). Well done.

  3. It didn’t sound good to me the first time. Still doesn’t. Too many others you’ve enticed me to read to waste my time on something like this. I can just turn on the news and get all the malice one needs.

  4. She’s definitely right about the feeling of unease! I felt like someone punched me in the face at the end. I wasn’t sure about it, but now I appreciate it. I do think about them and the afterwards.

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