This is a comparison between the film and the novel it’s based on. Both the screenplay and the book were written by Gillian Flynn. This is the first time that I’ve watched the cinematic adaptation before reading the source material.
Gone Girl (2014) was a spectacular movie. It’s a unique mystery with themes centering on media, gender, etc. Now I’ve watched a lot of shockers and this one can be watched ten times and it won’t get boring.
One advantage the 2012 book has over its motion-picture is being a captivating tale throughout the entire length. The characterization is profound. And the paramount quality is the expert usage of dubious narration.
One con is the ending. The movie’s finale was executed breathtakingly. While the book becomes a bit foreseeable when it’s about to reach its conclusion.
All in all, thriller (especially the psychological) fans will love this book. Although, there are some plot-holes, Gone Girl still qualifies as one of the high-class novels of the 21st century.
And its adaptation is undoubtedly the best thriller of 2014, along with being one of the finest features of the 21st century.