I read Gone With The Wind in 5th grade, and I was done.Give me the words that change my being,characters alive beside me, greatness in words
How Mother Haunts
The Prince of Tides- the havoc a parent (mother) can reek upon her children when she uses them as pawns in her own completely hidden world of patching their torn inner self for the outer world
When the mother barges in on Camile in the bath, and comments "Darlin are you cold? Your nipples are hard". Simple, off-putting, and just hinting at her twisted nature- especially in juxtaposition to Camile, helpless and alone, vulnerable, seeking solace in the tepid water of a bath tub.
SPOILER: BEST TWIST EVER- especially using the dollhouse and the daughter's need to imitate her mother's home without realizing she was doing so in the same twisted way her mother went about life- not to mention the Ivory Floor- made in a time and then banned for the cruel way pieces were taken from glorious animals for purely asthetic greed- to truly remake that ivory floor in a dollhouse, Amma's horrific actions mirrored perfectly the steps of pain and lusty greed all for a rare material. And yet they all mock Camile's damage to her body- for her family sees hurting oneself as the opposite of "victory" over their little world- both mother and youngest daughter took heedlessly from others for decoration, while Camile only took from herself in the form of "decoration through the destruction of a body".
Chick Lit Lover
Yes because it was fast paced and kept my interest.
I liked the development of the characters.
When the main character got high with her little sister and climbed home. It was written so well you felt confused like she would be in that condition.
Yes - but I didn't.
Overall the book was great, characters were great and the narrator did a very good job. But the whole book was depressing and even sad. Even the ending was sad.
omg, the story, like all of her stories was just amazing! SUCH a twist at the end!
amma. i love a good 'BAD SEED'
i've enjoyed all of her performances
favorite flynn book!!
I loved "Gone Girl" but this story left me wishing that the ending would be a nuclear warhead being dropped on Wingap, MO and incinerating everything and everyone there. It is well written and performed well here on audible but it is very dark; too dark for my tastes. I need a good comedy after that to cleanse my mental palate.
Thats the only word I can use to describe this book. I did not like any of the main characters. Had no empathy for Camille and totally disliked Amma. Now on to find lighter reading material .
The story had me from the start. Ive had trouble finding a book that can do that for awhile now but this one wouldn't allow me to wonder off. Had to keep listening. I won't spoil the story for anyone with too much said here, just know the narration is AAA+ and the story itself is a hell of a ride! You won't regret using a credit on this! If you've listened to Gillian Flynn you know she delivers!
Yes, because I'm awesome, and the book is awesome; so it's a natural fit.
Definitely did not see the the pulled teeth question being answered like that at the end. Jesus...
Anger, because I was listening to it while mowing and got so distracted that I ran over a sprinkler head, jacking up the blade.
Great book. 2nd best Flynn book next to Dark Places.
You knew where the story was going long before the end and it left me feeling miserable and sick with negativity towards humanity. If you are purposely looking to be absolutely miserable from beginning to end then by all means read this. Please don't read my review and get accidentally curious on what the contents of this story contain. It's boring and completely predictable. Pleaseeeee spare yourself the boring, predictable empty sadness this book will illicit. I expected some mystery in the story and wanted to enjoy the read, but no such luck here.