By Amy Geduldig
The New York Public Library's most popular book of 2013 is getting the Hollywood treatment this week.
"Gone Girl," a movie adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling psychological novel, hits theaters today, with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike starring as the fascinatingly dysfunctional Nick and Amy Dunne.
Since its publication in 2012, "Gone Girl" has been a favorite amongst New Yorkers, who flocked to New York Public Library branches in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island to pick up a copy. It was the most checked out book in 2013, and as of today, the book has been checked out more than 10,000 times.
In honor of this NYPL all-star novel being turned into a film, the Library's manager of reader services Lynn Lobash has compiled a list of the top five psychological thrillers turned movies. So if you're in the mood to be freaked out and "Gone Girl" is checked out, try one of these on for size.
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Misery by Stephen King
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis