Your Burning 'Gone Girl' Questions, Answered

October 6, 2014 1:10 PM

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"Gone Girl" is something different to everyone. To many, it's one of the decade's defining literary hits. Others find it a "trashy airport novel." Most seem to agree, however, that David Fincher's movie is an effective, noirish adaptation that's equal parts entertaining and complicated. Following the movie's buzzy wide release and $38 million opening-weekend grosses, we know everyone has a bevy of questions. Whether you're seen it or not, here are some of your "Gone Girl" mysteries, solved.

Do I need to have read the novel to follow along? Not at all, but know that you'll be able to fill in the many details omitted from the film if you've read it. That said, given the book's ubiquity, the movie is probably best appreciated among "Gone Girl" readers who didn't just finish the novel befo...

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