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The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Katherine Streeter, Sarah Vowell
The Age of Edison
Ernest Freeberg
Tales of the Alhambra
Washington Irving
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey
Alison Gernsheim
The Collected Plays of Theodore Dreiser
Frederic E. Rusch, Keith Newlin
Great Stories of the Sea & Ships
Peter Hurd, N.C. Wyeth
The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra: A Discussion, Vol 1
Haruo Suda Katsuji Saito, Takanori Endo, Daisaku Ikeda
Advice to Writers: A Compendium of Quotes, Anecdotes, and Writerly Wisdom from a Dazzling Array of Literary Lights
Jon Winokur
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland
Gone Girl: A Novel - Gillian Flynn

I am very much trying to analyze this book on its own merits and not compare it to her other two books. I liked this. It was clever. It is frightening to contemplate that you could fall in love with and marry someone and not know them at all. Not realize you're married to a sociopath, yet there are books and movies that remind of this  all the  time. What's so unique about this book is seeing both sides, how it happened, how it builds and how hopeless it can feel. I hope I haven't given any spoilers, I try to stay away from plot in my reviews. 

 

Not as good as her other two, but chilling, nonetheless. I'm looking forward to seeing the movie now.