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Book Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn Gillian Flynn is one of the most worldwide famous and popular authors nowadays with best-selling novels like Gone Girl and Dark Places, along with the short story The Grownup, but her debut novel was this one, Sharp Objects. Flynn’s work tend to be more on the darker side. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It was a bit too much for me to be honest. I won’t give it away though. Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2018. Reporter Camille Preaker goes back to home town to do a report on the serial killing of young girls. :/. 2.5 Stars. "I just think some women aren't made to be mothers. Sharp Objects into HBO mini-series, June 2018, The 100 Most Popular Mysteries and Thrillers on Goodreads. I did like the plot, just not the overly done “dark” characters. I won’t say more as to not give it away. Gone Girl was dark and evil and depressing, but it was so clever I still liked it. Would I be interested in this book, or is it targeted more towards females? I think the  disturbing and twisted nature of the book pushed me to like it less. The characters are refreshingly real, burdened with psychological issues that enrich the story. It’s nice when an author has a body of work that you can go to when you miss their style. This book is suspenseful and powerful, but it is not for everyone, and I think I will stay away from this author for a while. Sorry, Gone Girl, you are no longer welcome here. Usually she does not see my material until it is on line but had expressed curiosity about the book, so got a preview. Sharp Objects: book review by Dinh. If you are a fan of thrillers with great plot twists, you will not be disappointed. I do know about the Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy and find it incredibly sad. Camille Preaker is a young Chicago reporter with a troubled past. At some point, I wonder if some of the characters were too unreal. Thanks Lonna. I have heard some quite negative feedback in terms of the style of writing but would point out that Sharp Objects was written for a teenage audience as opposed to an adult one.

Gillian Flynn knows her stuff, I am a big fan and this will not disappoint. New Blood Fiction Dagger from the Crime Writers' Association (2007, won) There was no justifiable reason for these observations, other than perhaps that the main character was a condescending snob? Welcome back. No, it will not.). Along the way, she deals with her dispassionate mother and her strange otherworldly sister. All credibility lost in an apparent attempt to create a highly-dramatic and poignant undoing. I'd buy it but I need to know this as I am very, very disturbed by images or even thoughts of blades and razors... See all 74 questions about Sharp Objects…, Female Psychological Thrillers/Suspense Written by Women, Gillian Flynn Peers Into the Dark Side of Femininity. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. alas, its actually pretty good; and not cheesy-edgy. Or maybe I will just stick to Gone Girl and Dark Places. If you are very disturbed by images and thoughts of razor blades, I would stay away from this book. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Just when you think you have it all figured out, wham! I’m not the type of person who thinks that protagonists have to be likable, if anything there are far too many heroes in literature. I'm a 22 year old male, and I enjoyed Gone Girl. Three novels in eight days while my wife and kids were out of town and a sweltering late July marooned me in one of the house's two air conditioned rooms. Disturbing story. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. This book is not for the light-hearted. it can be read in a day, no problem, and it features the most unhealthy mother-daughter relationship i've ever read. Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2017. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming. Women get consumed.”, Barry Award Nominee for Best First Novel (2007), Edgar Award Nominee for Best First Novel (2007). Women with conditions. Camille got under my skin, zero pun intended, and I enjoyed the whole ride. Hi Olivia. However, I feel like the author worked really hard to make her characters “edgy” and gritty. Everyone it seems is hiding some sort of secret. Thanks for stopping by at Arlene’s Book Club Lennie! I’ve been reading  many of these psychological thrillers where the twists are unsurprising. Having read her other works, I found that her characters tend to be flawed and have some psychological problems. and i've read. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. What am I supposed to read until then? It was a great double ending!

It's a gripping, substantive story, stripped of cliche, and crafted with great style. When a second young girl goes missing in her home town, Wind Gap, MO, Camille’s fatherly boss sends her down to get the inside scoop. For example, she would randomly observe that some child she came across in her old town was ugly or stupid or bound to have a depressing future.
I did have a problem with the characters in this book. I’m really not sure I liked this book. I didn't know that I could actually feel my skin crawl , I thought this was just an expression but this is how this book mad me feel. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A page turner about a journalist going back to her tiny Missouri home town to cover the recent murders of two little girls. So although this review is primarily for, [used Richard and John, her lack of reason, her irresponsibility when she took X with Amma, her 13 year-old half-sister, [ruin it all by becoming a cradle-robber under the convenient pretext that she felt the need to comfort and be comforted. Camille is a reporter for a Chicago newspaper so she goes around her home town, Wind Gap, Mo., interviewing the locals to get the scoop for the newspaper. I didn’t see it coming and enjoyed that added touch.

Start by marking “Sharp Objects” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Great review, Dinh. Your email address will not be published. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. I thought it was a disturbing book and had a darker side to it. (which is not on the back cover copy, but is right up there in the goodreads.com description) and i thought - "oooh you are so edgy and shocking!!" Be comfortable being uncomfortable when reading this book, Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2018. The author uses these words to betray her characters inner thoughts, as she knows everyword on her body and they sometimes tingle bringing their meanings to life. I enjoyed Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, although it’s not my favorite of her books. Did the HBO series inspire you to buy the novel? Moreover, none of the characters really stood out or were memorable, except for Camille. Now, installed in. by Broadway Paperbacks.
Last week I read the fuck out of Gillian Flynn's catalog. By a mile. Learn how your comment data is processed. There is a lot of getting into Camille’s (messed up) head. Do you suggest something in particular? There's a problem loading this menu right now. For the first half or more of Sharp Objects I had high hopes - a well-written, tightly-plotted story with the suspense needed to keep the book close to hand. but THEN i was so sleepy today i thought i would just read something unchallenging that it might be fun to write a bad review of. A reporter goes back to her hometown to cover a murder investigation. And I learned something new too- Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. Being harmed is seen as a comfort to her. And then, one can use the same razor to end one's own life. I was impressed with the writing of this book and understand why this author has hit it off worldwide. Everybody is awful. At least I think she may be. The struggling Chicago paper she works for has sprung for one day at a hotel after which she must stay with her deeply troubled family. She is also continuously tempted to carve words on her own flesh, which is central to her psychological disorder and has already rendered her body hideous. Refresh and try again. I’m glad that there was a surprise ending to maybe peek your curiosity for another one of her books! When I had first come across rave reviews of, well, this thriller was less than thrilling. I never did meet Gillian Flynn (though I really did run by her house once or twice). I loved Gone Girl and was so happy when they made it a movie. I wouldn't say that it was written in a gory way, but it is graphic. It sounds like things are all a bit too dark and twisted for your liking, even the main characters of the book. "Sometimes I think illness sits inside every woman, waiting for the right moment to bloom..." I was rushing to finish reading it before the HBO series but I also read that Gillians next novel due in 2021! The characters are not just unlikeable, they are so off-the-wall disgusting and bizarre that they became two-dimensional for me. I like Flynn’s writing and the plot is usually good. I was happy I did. I would start with Gone Girl and see if you like that. By doing this, the goes back into her childhood memories and the secrets that are hidden within. The next two paragraphs give my review of this book, but if the only reason you’d be tempted to read on is to hear about the time I “met” Gillian Flynn, you can scroll past them. No humanity. and it's all "whore" on her ankle and "pain" on her heart or whatever. You see them a mile off! You can still see all customer reviews for the product. Flynn needs a lot of therapy. i am like a magpie or a raccoon or something... and then it just sat on the shelf for ages and one day i read the description of it somewhere. sharp objects by Gillian Flynn ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 10, 2006 A savage debut thriller that renders the Electra complex electric, the mother/daughter bond a psychopathic stranglehold. She has a tendency to cut herself. Wow, this really seems like it could a depressing book, but as in real life quite plausible.

And some women aren't made to be daughters. Men, sure, they have bone snaps, they have backaches, they have a surgery or two, yank out a tonsil, insert a shiny plastic hip. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published I’ve read Gillian Flynn books out of order. This story is fraught with all sorts of aberrant behavior: sex with teenagers, drug use, alcoholism, bullying, self-mutilation, child abuse, and murder. Camille’s family is also dysfunctional. There’s self-mutilation and lots of other craziness going on, such as underage sex, drugs and violence.