On ‘Gone Girl’

Like so many others before me, I just finished reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Actually, let me rephrase that, I just demolished Gone Girl. I am not exaggerating when I say I finished this book in a day. Today in fact. And not many books manage to get me so hooked that I can’t put them down, The Fault In Our Stars being the last 24-hour read before this one (Okay? Okay).

Anyway, I bought the paperback a while ago and had it on my ‘To Read’ list for far longer than I should have. And yes, I did only decide to actually pick it up because the film version came out. And yes, I have had to run out of conversations, ears blocked and humming to avoid hearing any spoilers.

So I picked it up. And I didn’t put it back down until I was on the last page.

I’m not going to reveal any spoilers here (you can stop humming now) but can we all just take a moment, for those of us still reeling from those final pages to…I don’t know…reel from those final pages.

I mean, break my heart Gillian you could’ve given us something! Something! Anything! Gah!

I’m also going to admit it took me about 300 pages into the book to realize that the name ‘Go’ wasn’t an odd way of spelling ‘Joe’, but was actually short for Margo and was pronounced go as in stop. A frustrating little nickname that one. But never mind that, it really is the ending that has got everyone divided. It seems you either loved it or like me, was eerily bothered by it.

Anyone? Anyone else seeing where I’m coming from here?

Hmmm…it definitely got me thinking either way.


The 4am Mystery

We all love a good TEDTalk do we not? Well here is a great one I found from way back in 2007 by poet Rives. And I thought I would share it with you all, because who doesn’t love a good ‘almost’ conspiracy theory? From Judi Dench’s birthday, to Nobel Prizes, to Homer Simpson, it’s all in there.  And if you are reading this post at 4am…I applaud you.

Want more? Have a look at the website inspired by this talk – The Museum of Four In the Morning

The Stars Set to Shine on Oscars Night

So far 2014 had been quite a Cruise, but now March is upon us and I think we all know Watson. Yes, that’s right the Academy Awards are extremely De Niro, in fact they are just a Stone’s throw away! And I don’t think I’m being too DeGeneres when I say that we all love awards season!

Alright I’ve had my fun.

Indeed the 86th Annual Academy Awards are on our doorstep! In fact they  are so close that you are probably watching it on your television screens as I am posting this. But alas, it’s never too late to get into the Oscars spirit!

Right now celebs from around the globe have gathered to acknowledge those in the business who, just like those prized little golden men, have outshone the rest over the past year. And from wolves hitting up Wall St, to exploring Middle Earth, to trying to get back to Earth, what a year in film it has been! As I’m sure you have just become aware, I do love a good movie or two, and the culmination of the best of the best films for 2013, in one place, for just one night, is pretty exciting if you ask me.  

Anyway, I better finish this up before the orchestra starts fading me out…

So yes, my eyes will be on the tv to-Knightley as the stars start Walken down that famous red carpet. I wonder who will Carrey home the gold? Okay, now I’m finished.