Sunday, November 3, 2013

Gone Girl: A Novel

 
Book menu for Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Edition referred to: hardcover (ISBN: 9780307588364)

Food mentioned in Gone Girl :
Ice cream, 5
     Ice cream sundae, 170
Crepes, 6-7, 47, 254, 316
Green apple liqueur, 11
Potato chips, 12
Deli tray, 12
Olives with mustard, 13
Pimento loaf, 15-16
Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, 16
Zimas, 21
Gin martinis, 27, 54, 366
Diced cantaloupe, 30
Waffles, 30, 402
Quinoa, 36
Beef jerky, 39
Lobster, 40, 66, 128
Scotch 40-41, 52, 275
Knishes, 44
Lamb meatballs, 54
Cherry pie, 62
Muffins, 89
Eggs Benedict, 98
Bagel sandwiches, 101
Danish, 103
Sweet pickles, 119
Spanish olives, 119
Crab dip, 121
Pickles wrapped in cream cheese & salami, 121
Goat cheese & crackers, 122
Pancakes with strawberries & whipped cream, 126
Grilled cheese, 136
BBQ chips, 136
Peanut butter & saltines, 136
Apples, 146
Coffee with peppermint schnapps, 148
Coffee & Bailey’s, 184-185
Cookies, 185
Grapefruit, 185
Blueberry pie, 185
Popcorn, 190
Clamato, 213-315
Chili dogs, 222
Moon pies, 223
Coke, 223
Amaretto, 233
Greek yogurt, 248
Wine
     Pinot Grigio, 248
     Montrachet, 293
     Sancerre, 349, 351
Hershey bars, 249
Lemonade, 259
Goldfish crackers, 264
Potato salad, 266
Hot dogs, 282
Peanuts, 324
Gin & tonics, 327
Jack Daniels & ginger ale, 327
Manchego cheese, 348
Chocolate truffles, 348
Pineapple juice, 354
Star fruit, 361
Artichoke & spiny crabs, 361
Champagne, 380

Books/Authors mentioned in Gone Girl:
The Illusion (play) / Tony Kushner, epigraph
F. Scott F. Scott Fitzgerald , 12
Mark Twain, 13, 107-109. 167, 293
     The Adventures of Tom Sawyer , 13
     The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , 140
Confucius, 19
Alice in Wonderland / Lewis Carroll, 19
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle / Haruki Murakami, 31
Beverly Cleary, 79
War and Peace / Leo Tolstoy, 83-84
Simone de Beauvoir , 167
Jean-Paul Sartre, 167
Jane Austen, 223
Virginia Woolf , 247
The Martian Chronicles / Ray Bradbury, 261
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, 262
The Black Stallion by Walter Farley, 262
Something Wicked This Way Comes / Ray Bradbury, 282 
 

Music mentioned in Gone Girl:
Genesis, 7
Take Me Out ” / Franz Ferdinand
Lionel Ritchie, 136
Tom Petty, 202
     American Girl ”, 204
“That’s the Way You Do It” / Madness , 230-231
“Sister Christian” / Night Ranger, 276
Jimmy Buffett, 286

Movies mentioned in Gone Girl:
The Sure Thing, 13
Godfather II, 276
The Last of the Mohicans, 303
 
Television programs mentioned in Gone Girl:
Law & Order, 67
Quincy , 283
The Love Boat, 283
 
Theater mentioned in Gone Girl:
Oliver!, 262

Libraries mentioned in Gone Girl:
(Can’t help it, I'm a librarian and love to see how novelists portray us!)
p. 301 “I drive to the library in a dark mood. I need to pack up and leave. Clean my cabin with bleach…”

p. 301 “That’s what I decide when I walk with my head bowed into the chilly, mostly uninhabited library with its three vacant computers and I go online to catch up on Nick.”

Discussion questions for Gone Girl: 
What, if anything, was missing from Amy’s childhood and upbringing? 
Who is to blame for Amy’s unhappiness? 
Compare Amy Elliott Dunne to Amazing Amy. 
What role does technology play in this story? 
What do you think of the quizzes that Amy writes? 
What parallels are there between Nick and his father? 
Describe the relationship between Nick and his sister Go. 
There are multiple references to Nick and Amy’s cuckoo clock. What is the significance of the clock? 
What are causes of Nick and Amy’s marital breakdown? 
What is the significance of the Punch and Judy dolls in this novel?