Thoughtful Thursday #01: Bad to the Bone

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Who is one of your favorite antagonists/villains of all time?

It’s been over a year since I read Gone Girl and I honestly still believe that Amy is my favorite antagonist of all time. Gillian Flynn crafted a fine thriller that kept me turning the pages wanting to find out who-dun-it. Amy was masterfully crafted to get your blood boiling. The book still gets my riled up when I think about how I felt at the end and how much I despised Amy. In fact, I still despise her and curse Flynn under my breath for toying with my emotions like a bad girlfriend (or boyfriend).

So, here’s to you, Amy Dunne, may you get all you deserve and more. You certainly have a special place in my heart.


13 responses to “Thoughtful Thursday #01: Bad to the Bone

    • See, I would say the same, Chrissy, but I’m starting to change my tune a bit. I think I am a fan, but perhaps not the rabid “OMG! This book is amazing” kind of fan. I’m more of the “if you want to read a book that will mess with your head and rant about it for 2+ year” fan. 🙂

      I saw Flynn speak locally last summer. She said, if you want a happy ending, don’t read her books.

      Terri M.

        • And see I thought the ending was a twist. Usually when I read books like that someone pays for it in the end–goes to jail, gets their just desserts. But when I got to the end of Gone Girl I almost threw it across the room. How could Flynn leave it like that? AH! Nick. Amy. Their future child. What a hopeless, sad, depressing, abusive relationship!

          Terri M. LeBlanc
          Second Run Reviews

          Twitter: @2ndRunReviews

          • YES! I wanted to throw the book across the room as well. And if I hadn’t been reading on my Nook, I probably would have. It was just a “WTF just happened?” ending. My bigger problem was that I didn’t care about any of the characters. They weren’t sympathetic enough, or nice enough, or deserved my time of day. I also think this was one of those overhyped books that let me down.

          • I don’t have any of her other books on my TBR. I don’t think I can deal with any more. LOL I haven’t read Flowers in years . . . probably 20+ years. I’m surprised it is coming back “in.”

  1. I haven’t read this book that you’ve mentioned but my favourite villain of all time is Lord Voldemort in both the Harry Potter books and movies. He’s just so evil!!!

    • Ralph Fiennes is on of my favorite actors! He does a great job bringing Voldemort to life.
      Terri M. LeBlanc
      Second Run Reviews:
      Twitter: @2ndRunReviews

  2. Oh I haven’t read that one yet, but I’ve heard good things. Without thinking about it too hard – the first antagonist that comes to mind is Captain Black Jack from Outlander. Gah, I loved hating that man!