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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.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.