I love well written books of many different genres.
It's well written and the characters are interesting. I looked forward to listening everyday and never got bored. The ending is a bit implausible with too many coincidences adding up to form the climax. Even so, it is still worth listening to it! The narrator also did a great job!
I felt inclined to write a review upon finishing Sharp Objects. Gone Girl was my first Gillian Flynn read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved the style, the story...I couldn't wait to read more. Dark Places was a HUGE disappointment for me, I did not enjoy it at all. I decided to be fair I had to give Sharp Objects a listen as well. After my high expectations for Dark Places were not met I wasn't that excited to begin Sharp Objects. But alas, Gillian Flynn had me addicted to listening again. This was a page turner I couldn't put down. Disturbing yet, but an interesting mystery that had me stumped until the end.
Very dark and disturbing, but very human responses from broken characters. Extremely disturbing at times, but a great story for those that don't mind a view into the dark side once in a while.
It is definitely in the top rankings.
Yes it did..... I was very sassy and sinister. The characters were well thought out and the all flowed so well together.
My favorite scene was towards the end when the main character realized it was her little sister...
Some words should never be spoken and some secrets should never be told.
This book was really good. I was on the fence about getting it and I am so glad that I did.
Absolutely...Gillian Flynn is a great author, she tells stories with a level of authenticity that is not easily matched by others. Cringeworthy, her characters say and do things we know they should not...but just cannot help themselves.
So, I started with Gone Girl...way before the movie. It was SO good (and so bad, all at the same time)! I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. I felt Sharp Objects was much more predictable, it lacked the suspense that I experienced reading Gone Girl.
The protagonist, for sure!
This book delved a little deeper into some scarier recesses of evil in the human brain than Gone Girl did, and sometimes seems unbelievable because of it.
This would be a great book to read before reading Gone Girl, but unfortunately, most of us learn about Gillian Flynn by reading Gone Girl. You hate to think of a book suffering by comparison to its author's other works, but this novel does not proceed with the same suspense and tension that we felt while reading gone girl. Some common themes emerge, including small town Missouri life, and the power of gossip, which Gillian Flynn gives good treatment to in this book.
I will recommend this book as a good suspense thriller, but at the same time would recommend gone girl over sharp objects.