I just finished reading Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel, “Gone Girl,” which was certainly a page-turner, cleverly crafted, and engagingly written. Yet I felt empty, somehow, spending so much time with two such thoroughly despicable protagonists. I felt the same way watching Netflix’ “House of Cards,” which, while brilliantly-acted and written, takes a very cynical view of human nature, finding corruption in virtually every character. No politician, no reporter, no philanthropist was motivated by anything but power lust and greed.
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