Gone Girl and The Good Guy

The Tusk

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THERE’S A LOT OF SPOILERS IN HERE. DON’T READ THIS UNLESS YOU’VE SEEN THE MOVIE OR READ THE BOOK OR DON’T CARE. HONESTLY THIS IS REALLY FOR PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE STORY ALREADY AND IF YOU DON’T YOU PROBABLY WON’T WANT TO READ THIS ANYWAY.

I love the movie Gone Girl. I’m just going to start there. I know the last couple weeks have seen a surfeit of click-ably titled stories about the film’s “women” problem or “rape” problem. And a few weeks before the movie even came out a well-known writer of crime fiction WHO SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS because he was just talking after an event I attended and had no reason to believe anyone anywhere was quoting him, told me that he thought the BOOK Gone Girl was disgusting and misogynistic and that Gillian Flynn had basically done a disservice to her gender by writing it. He…

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