Christopher Borrelli interviewed Gilliam Flynn in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune A&E section. I devoured Gone Girl when it first came out, checked out her two previous novels from the library, and recommended Flynn to all my friends. I was blown away by her prose. I’m the kind of guy who’s put off by first-person narration, but Flynn’s words leapt off the page and tackled me. I couldn’t put the book down. God! I wish I could write like that!
The only other first-person novel in recent memory that I really thought special was Andrew Sean Greer’s The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.