I have fallen in love with Gillian Flynn. I hope she puts out more books soon. Reading one book of hers will make you want to read everything she has written. Great book!
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I like this author but out of the three books this was my least favorite. I thought it was well written & kept me listening but was a little predictable. I am happy I purchased it though.
I really like Gillian Flynn! I enjoyed this book almost as much as Gone Girl although this book has a better ending. The disturbed life/family of the main character sneaks up on you in a way that is unexpected. Definitely a good listen.
This is the kind of styles I like: good pace, cerebral, well-documented, meaty, mind-bending.
I got into the book after reading Flynn's awesome Gone Girl thriller. I would not recommend the book, even if you loved Gone Girl. I'd say, though, that the book may be good for a certain type of audience who likes a certain type of thrillers.
If you are of the type that likes the Agatha Christie type of philosophy to novels, where clues are scattered in a way where ex-post you say "I should have known!", then this is a book that fails completely there. The clues that are given point you in no direction and you feel, as the reader, that things are not connecting on a way to go.
If you like the tension thrillers, like, say Grisham, this is, yet again, not the book you'd like. The entire book is claustrophobic, set in a small town with cliche people and not much going on.
The style here is perhaps closer to the detective type thriller, for example like the recent Tanya French's In the Woods. Like this general style, the story appears to randomly errs through testimonies, clues that may not be clues, and darkness as to what appears to be going on.
WHILE THE PLOT CREATED BY GILLIAN FLYNN IS SUITED TO KEEP THE LISTENER SPELLBOUND,I WAS IRRITATED BY THE ABUNDANCE OF OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE.THUS,IN SPITE OF THE FINE STORY AND PERFORMANCE ,I COULD AWARD ONLY THREE STARS OVERALL.
IF THE AUTHOR HAD DELETED THE FOUR-LETTER WORDS AS WELL AS THE EXCESSIVELY GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF GORY DETAILS,THIS WOULD BE AN IMPROVEMENT.
I liked this book even better than Gone, Girl. The reader was great, very suspenseful and just...fun.
I've listened to all 3 of Flynn's novels and have loved them all. I don't want to give away any of the story, but I'll say that the story, characters, and narration are great.
I know this was a best seller as are the author's other novels, but I was disappointed in this book. I was looking forward to reading it. The other members of my book club did like it though, so I guess I am in the minority. I thought the clue's dropped were so obvious it made the suspense disappear for me. Maybe the fact that I did not enjoy the first 1/3 due to the narrator's reading, maybe that could explain why I was turned off in the end.
No. Her very slow reading made me want to shake her and tell her to wake up. This was my book club's read for the month and I thought it would be fun to listen to it instead of read it. The narrator made the book drag so much I finally got the book from the library and finished the last 2/3 by reading it myself. I couldn't take her reading anymore.
No. I really couldn't connect with Camille by the end of the book. I didn't care what happened to her.
Sharp Objects goes places you don't expect - places no other novel I've read would ever go. The plot is disturbing and gripping. The flawed heroine is fascinating and she develops throughout the story which a refreshing change from the average flawless, shallow characters we come to expect from a murder thriller. A gripping plot combined with a relentless series of twists in plot and character development make for a complelling read.
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The mother. No explanation for that.
When I downloaded the first two chapters were missing. I still was able to catch up and enjoy the rest.