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We’re All Cool: The Fiction That is “The Cool Girl”

In her novel Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn defines the perfect girl of the twenty-first century. The novel’s primary female character Amy, has a long speech in which she details this perfect girl, a creature she calls the “cool girl.” 

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Secrets Have a Way of Surfacing: “Gone Girl”

There is something hauntingly incongruous about the juxtaposition of lush, rolling green hills, leafy expanses of riverbank, and decaying Southern town with a sudden disappearance-feared-horrible-murder and yet director David Fincher manages to fit those things together flawlessly in the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. If you haven’t read the book or seen the film please be aware that there may be spoilers in this review.

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