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  • What it do, yall? This week we CRAZY in love with Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

  • It’s been five years since Nick Dunne hit da jackpot by puttin a ring on Amy

  • Elliot- a girl who almost as fine as she is RICH. But what was supposed to be anotha depressing

  • anniversary celebratin’ a dead-ass marriage turns in to a full on sh**-show when Amy goes

  • missing. Where dat girl go?

  • Now there’s somethin’ I gotta cover real quick. This book ain’t just narrated

  • by one fool tellinus what up with the Dunne’s. Naw. We gettin da lowdown from

  • two different sources- Amy and Nick. And at first, Amy conversatinwith us through

  • her journal.

  • Dat journal make it sound like things were real legit between them in da

  • beginning. But da party didn’t last long: Nick loses his job like a scrub, makes em

  • leave their life of swank city livinand move to da boonies of Missouri to take care

  • of his mama, and then uses Amy’s inherited ends to open a bar with his sistah. Not only

  • dat, but according to da journal, Nick been whoopin on Amy lately and she scurred fo

  • her life.

  • Anyway, when da po-po hit da scene, erryone startspectinNick of killin

  • Amy...I mean, ain’t you evaseen da news? Da husband ALWAYS did it. Cept OJ I guess...

  • But when moand moevidence start pilinup against him, da media gets a big

  • olsensationalism-boner and start hatinon Nick like he da killer foreal.

  • Turns out, Amy ain’t even dead. Mattafact, girl faked her own

  • death, wrote a bunk-ass diary lyinher ass off, and left a whole buncha clues to

  • make Nick look guilty- all cuz he been cheatin on her like a dick. Nick soon figure out his

  • wife is alive and justryna burn him, but how’s a brutha gonna prove it to the dumbass

  • police? Nick take some of da heat off by playin da game dat Amy playin at: Brutha start

  • workin it to make sho public opinion is on his side by showinhis mug on TV, runnin

  • his mouth bout how bad a husband he was, and sayin he jusmiss his baby-girl and want

  • her back.

  • As for Amy, her master plan gets shat on when when some trailer trash honkies

  • boost all her cash. Now she ain’t got no choice but to hit up her first boytoy, Desy,

  • who been prayin fo a crack o’ dat ass foyears. Da tables turn on Amy, tho, who realize

  • dat Desi juswanna control her like almost erry othadude she ever met- cept Nick.

  • Eventually, she tired of bein holed up in his swag pad, so girl slices dat fool up and

  • runs back to Nick, tellin da media that Desi was behind her whole disappearance. Some messed

  • up sh**. But at least Nick is off da hook.

  • Nick know he gotta get his ass far from this crazy biddy, and even start to choke

  • a bitch. But brutha stop when he realize his life would be too empty without her. Still,

  • he DOES wanna stop Amy from boninup anyone else’s life, and plans to expose da truth.

  • But Amy one step ahead of him: girl impregnates herself with his love joose leftovers

  • from tissues, porn, and otha sh**... FO REAL. To top it off, she sayLook playboy. You

  • even dare try to come forward wit yo story, who KNOWS what you gonna happen to yo baby

  • boy.” DAMN GIRL!

  • So in the end, Nick and Amy stay togetha, with Amy keepinhis ass in check

  • and Nick spendin his days thinkin how righteous it would be to kill this bitch. Man. Nick’s

  • lawyer said it best: “’You two are the most fu**ed-up people

  • I have ever met, and I specialize in fu**ed-up people.” (389)

  • Whew. This book makes my nuts shrivel up. See, most love stories gonna drop

  • some romantic rhymes on yo ass, sayin dat love is da baddest and sweetest sh** youll

  • evaknow. But Fynn ain’t playin no fairy tale game. Naw, blood. Da book’s epigraph

  • set da stage fosomethin way mofu**ed up:

  • ““Love is the world’s infinite mutability; lies, hatred, murder even, are all knit up

  • in it; it is the inevitable blossoming of its opposites, a magnificent rose smelling

  • faintly of blood.” – Tony Kushner, THE ILLUSION

  • REAL love means da WHOLE package- not justhe smiles, da laughs, and da good

  • times; love got a darker side too. Dats why instead of jusdescribinlove with images

  • of sunshine, happiness, and roses, Flynn busts talks bout nuclear explosions, cancer, and

  • my fav- thorns. Check it- Nick and I fit together. I am a little too much, and he is a little

  • too little. I am a thornbush, bristling from the overattention of my parents, and

  • he is a man of a million little fatherly stab wounds, and my thorns fit perfectly into them.”

  • (353)

  • So on da one hand, we got a symbol of love where two peeps PERFECTLY complement

  • eachotha; but at da same time, dat complement all bout thorns forevea jabbing in to open

  • wounds. God. Damn.

  • Anotha one of Gone Girl’s main jams is narrative, and how reality is all in da

  • power of da homie holdin da pen, mic, or camera. Like Amy’s pops say on p. 190: “The truth

  • is malleable; you just need to pick the right expert.”

  • We livinin a world where there be so many familiar images flashin in front of

  • our eyes 24/7, da truth can get lost in all the bullsh**. Ain’t nobody realize this

  • mothan Amy. Girl always creating fake narratives in line with what da media wanna

  • believe in order to fu** wit Nick and get her way. Fo example, she makes up some bullsh**

  • bout Nick bein a wife-beater in her journal, but since daabusive husbandis a character

  • dat da media gets hard fo’, they eat it up and what’s true don’t even matta

  • no mo.

  • But da truth ain’t da only thing dat get lost in our world of sensationalist

  • media sh**storms, our identities do too. The titleGone Girlain’t only reppin

  • da fact that Amy’s physical body went missing, but also dat WHO she is- has been gone fo

  • a long time. Cuz o this jacked up world, she been: Amazing Amy. Preppy ‘80s Girl. Ultimate-

  • Frisbee Granola and Blushing Ingenue and Witty Hepburnian Sophisticate. Brainy Ironic Girl

  • and Boho Babe (the latest version of Frisbee Granola). Cool Girl and Loved Wife and Unloved

  • Wife and Vengeful Scorned Wife. Diary Amy.” (237)

  • People been exposed to so many narratives, like da corrupt politician, da

  • lazy trust fund baby, or da violent gangster lookindude, dat there ain’t no room

  • fo’ a self. And the scurriest thang is: when you gettingmarginalized and defined

  • 24/7, you sometimes find that you become EXACTLY the kinda monster dat errybody makin you out

  • to be. Hell, just look at Nick: eventually, he DOES physically abuse his wife and fantasize

  • about icinher. That’s some messed up sh** right thurr. “It’s a very difficult

  • era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of

  • personality traits selected form an endless Automat of characters.” (73)

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What it do, yall? This week we CRAZY in love with Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

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