The Audio Book Club on Gone Girl
Our critics take on Gillian Flynn’s thriller about a marriage gone bad.
Posted Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at 11:04 PM
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How’s your marriage? Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, Slate editor Emily Bazelon, and DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin discuss Gillian Flynn’s best-selling thriller about a wife’s mysterious disappearance, Gone Girl. All three loved the novel’s twists and turns, though Bazelon and Rosin have very different opinions about the meaning of the book’s surprising ending. Rosin’s convinced the novel is an affirmation of difficult marriages everywhere, while Kois remembers the peculiar feeling the novel gave him of undermining his own marriage even while he read it.
Next month’s Audio Book Club selection is How Should a Person Be?, Sheila Heti’s novel about a novelist named Sheila Heti and her friends. Read Michelle Dean’s thoughtful piece from the Slate Book Review about the way male critics have responded to the book. Then pick it up and join the Audio Book Club on Oct. 5 for our discussion.
Visit our Audio Book Club archive pagefor a complete list of the more than 50 books we’ve discussed over the years. Or you can listen to any of our previous club meetings through our iTunes feedor through the player below.
Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. Her forthcoming book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Empathy and Character. Find her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook or Twitter.
Dan Kois is a senior editor at Slate and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine.
Hanna Rosin is the author of The End of Men, a co-founder of Slate's DoubleX and a senior editor at the Atlantic. She can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook or visit her website.