The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl

The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl

by Gillian Flynn


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ISBN-13: 9780804188975
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 43,278
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

GILLIAN FLYNN is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl and the New York Times bestsellers Dark Places and Sharp Objects. A former writer and critic for Entertainment Weekly, she lives in Chicago with her husband and children.

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The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love her and her books, including this one. I would give it 5 stars but was so disappointed in the length. Read the entire 40 pages while on the treadmill & it left me wanting so much more! When did Gillian Flynn start writing short stories?l
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had no idea it was 40 pages and on top of that it moved too fast and ended even faster. Wasted money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I paid for a 40 page book with a bad ending?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I paid for and waited for a 40 page story? Not worth the money or the wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was twisted and bizarre like I expected but there was no real truth to the ending. Also it was super super short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting twist on a ghost story executed wonderfully by Gillian Flynn. At 40 pages, it's a quick, fun read. I can't wait for her next full length novel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great tease while we wait for whatever Ms. Flynn has in store for us next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish the story kept going, I love Jillian's writing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very short. It also didn't have an ending. Very disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short story needs to be turned into a book! It definitely left me wanting more!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its too short, i got way too excited about another flynn novel amd this broke my heart.. ending left me wanting a sequel and the story moved too quick. Give us more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gillian Flynn can sure weave a tale together. It's a short story that brings the Alfred Hitchcock presents short TV tales to mind. Gillian brings out the nasty,conniving, and dark elements of her characters. Short story...but deliciously dark.
lindianajones More than 1 year ago
This is a short story. I want to make that perfectly clear. It is a very short story. It is obvious that the only reason this story is available for individual sale is because it was written by the Critic’s darling, Gillian Flynn. I can take or leave her novels. I thought Gone Girl ended like she jumped off a cliff and forgot to finish it. I enjoyed her earlier novels much more. This story which originally appeared in George R.R. Martin’s "Rogues" anthology as “What do you do?” What you don’t do is pay this much for one story when for twice the amount you can purchase the entire George R.R. Martin’s "Rogues" anthology. THAT book has TWENTY ONE stories in it rather than just ONE. It was an okay story overall but nothing special. So I’m only giving it 2 stars out of 5. DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A short story needs an ending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid, stupid, stupid! Big fat waste of time and money.
IAmy More than 1 year ago
I must confess this is my very first read by this author. Shocking I know with the popularity of Gone Girl. I can not tell you how many people have told me I MUST read that book… Okay maybe I just didn’t count, but I would say it is at least half a dozen including one of my friends that knows my reading taste pretty well. I knew Flynn is a dark suspenseful author and I have to be in the right mood for a book where I know I might not like the characters and there is little possibility for a happy ending. I read to escape and her books just never seemed the right fit for me regardless of how often it is recommended to me. That’s why when I saw this book up for review I decided that a short story would be an excellent way to try out this wildly popular author. I have to say it wasn’t bad, I think I might give Gone Girl or one of the other titles a try now. I liked the darker lead character, she wasn’t a saint by any means, but still likable. The humor was very dry, not laugh out loud funny (for me), but more of a make you smirk while reading. The story grabbed you with a great opening line and sucked you right in with just enough back ground information without bogging things down. This short story has tons of twists and turns in its mere 62 pages. Some I saw coming, some I didn’t. Readers that need closure at the end of a story might be frustrated with this one, but I kind of liked how the author left it with the reader getting to draw their own conclusions as to what happens next. Over all it is a quick fun read that can fit in your purse or coat pocket to take and read when waiting for an appointment somewhere. It isn’t gory or really that scary, but it quite clever and I think fans of Flynn will really like it. If you are like me and haven’t read this author before this is a great way to give her a try to see if she is a good match for you. The retail price for the print version is a bit much in my opinion for such a short story, but it probably won’t stop fans from picking this one up to have in their collection. Personally would go with the e-version that is much more reasonably priced… I received a copy of this book from the publisher through the Blogging for Books program for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't get this at all
Anonymous 10 days ago
Engaging characters and a smart story.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Great short story-says it was included in an anthology of short stories (for the grumpy people who didnt read that before purchasing)
Anonymous 9 months ago
Great story !!!
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jmcgarry More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book from Book of the Month Club. This was a strange book. It was essentially a short story in book form. It follows a woman as she tries various things to make money. One of those things is to fake being a psychic. She goes to houses and pretends to cleanse them. Things get strange when she feels real psychic energy in one of the houses, and meets the son of the owner. I was disappointed in the ending. Without giving too much away, the kid was a spoiled brat. As much as the woman was getting by as a fraud, the kid is an even bigger fraud. He just wants to get something for himself, and he'll do what he has to, including changing his story, to get it. I'm glad I didn't pay for this book. It wouldn't have been worth it.
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed all of Gillian Flynn's work to-date with this little 64-page gem being no exception. It's dark with a thread of horror that I just ate up. I wish it were longer but I'll take any little bit of imagination Ms. Flynn is willing to give! My favorite quote: “Millions of dollars later, and neither of them were happy. Money is wasted on the rich.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Flynn is awesome!