In September 2012, three Slate writers discussed that summer’s big hit novel: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. With David Fincher’s film adaptation arriving in theaters this weekend, we decided to share their conversation again. You can listen below, and you can hear more discussions from the Slate Audio Book Club on the monthly podcast’s show page.
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.