Fact: Frankenstein is my favorite book of all time.
You may have already heard that Reese Witherspoon’s production company snapped up the film rights for Gone Girl. If the movie is meant to be a vehicle for Witherspoon to star in, I suppose I could get used to the idea but she wouldn’t be my first choice. Here is how I would cast it:
Nick: Ryan Gosling
Amy: Someone on Twitter suggested Rachel McAdams, and I kind of love that for a McGosling reunion, but I’m going to have to go with Charlize Theron.
Go: Ginnifer Goodwin
Desi: Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Andie: Amanda Seyfried
Who would you like to see in the movie version?
Does Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl need another glowing endorsement? Probably not, especially since I feel like I am one of the last to read it. Here’s my simplified review anyway: read this immediately! In thrillers/mysteries the twists and turns are usually so obvious they are beating you over the head, but that is not at all the case with Gone Girl. Be sure to clear your schedule first because you won’t be able to stop thinking about what will happen next.
I really blew it by not naming my dog Dorothy Parker. Never going to forgive myself for this oversight.
In an attempt to make treadmill running more palatable, I started listening to This American Life podcasts at the gym. The first act on the episode “Show Me The Way” was so delightfully nerdy that it had me laughing out loud and smiling my entire run. A fifteen year old sci-fi book nerd runs away from home to seek asylum with his favorite writer. So good.