I love Gillian Flynns writing. I always am waiting for the next page. I look forward to all of her new books.
The main narrator, Camille, was excellent. As with all Gillian Flynn books, the main characters are flawed and not mainstream, which makes them likable and approachable. You get a real sense of her character, personality, likes and dislikes, and you truly come to see things from her point of view. Very good character development.
It started out a little slowly, and I wasn't sure the direction it was going in, but after about an hour maybe, then YES. I was listening to this at work and was upset when Friday came and I had to leave the audiobook for the WHOLE WEEKEND. It was a terrible weekend, and Monday never looked so good. This author needs to write more than three books so that I may continued to be entertained. All three of her books are equally excellent. Listen to or read all of them right now.
The mother is really creepy, and if there is ever a movie, she obviously needs to be played by Jessica Lange. Imagine Jessica Lange in "American Horror Story" only creepily perfect. That's this lady. Also, I come from Missouri, and Gillian Flynn knows her Missourians.
It's just a lifetime movie with every stereotypical female issue- mother/daughter friction, Munchausen by Proxy, cutting, mean girls, rich girl/poor girl, fat girl/ popular girl- all rolled into one sad story. But- it's at least a well put together story and it's entertaining enough that you listen to the whole thing.
The main character figures things out too slowly, but there's enough going on that you are not bored as you figure them out.
Lazy, cringe worthy. Any dialect is way overdone- all the "girls" sound like cartoon characters, and the men are ridiculous. The main character is so flat- I'm sure if it's supposed to be a reflection of the characters personality- or she just got tired in between character voices, but it doesn't help the story.
It's made to be a Lifetime movie - I'm sure Merideth Baxter will be cast as the mother and Hillary Swank as the main character, with Lindsy Lohan as the pscho little sister.
If you read Gone Girl- and liked it- you will not find this nearly as clever. If you like Lifetime Movies and feel like you haven't seen this one yet- enjoy.
spooky, eerie, they way the author creates these characters with such pathology.
everything, reader included.
first one, she's great.
made me think , it's sad.
i worry about the author creating such disturbed characters.
Like most of Flynn's books, it's a great mystery read. The characters are disturbingly dark but that's what makes this mystery a more interesting to read. You might think you see the ending coming but it's that plus a hundred times worse. Also, I'm very picky about narrators but Lee does a great job with all of the characters.
I found this book to be very well thought out and completely captivating! She convincingly handled the mental issues felt by the main characters. She makes one think of how the anguish of one generation can have consequences upon the next. Very good listen.
I liked the main character, Camile. I found myself hoping she would survive and thrive the events as they unfolded. I thought it was interesting that she manifested her pain in a secretive, yet outwardly way, while her half sister carried her pain more on the inside.
I think Ann Marie Lee did a good job of portraying Camile's mother. Her voice seemed to take on completely different qualities during the mother's dialogue.
Surprising, shocking, sad.
The way the main character unwrapped her illness.
Soothing, clear, expressive.
No extreme reaction but surprised by the story line.
I like different story lines. This is one. Not for everyone though.
Yep. It is Flynn Again... She never takes me where I think she is and, well, frankly, I love it!
I'm a professional painter and love ennobling, enlightening literature
yes. the main character is riveting, as well as her family. the pacing is perfect.
yes. there is no let up.
I haven't listened to others, but she was outstanding. She embodied the main character. Truly breathed life into her.
It made me cringe, repeatedly
I don't normally like these types of books. I don't think there's much redeeming value, but it's just sheer outstanding entertainment and extraordinary character development.
I first read Gone Girl to find out what all the hoopla was about. I had gotten 4 or 5 hours into it and couldn't stand it because the characters were such awful people in so many ways. I wrote a terrible review about Gone Girl at that time, however, I eventually went back and finished it and it was a terrific, different, story. I ended up liking it so much that I purchased Dark Places & Sharp Objects. Unfortunately, I can't find a way to edit that scathing review so I'm here to hopefully make up for it.
I just finished Sharp Objects and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was pretty sure I had it figured out half way through, but never think you're a step ahead of Gillian Flynn. She delivers. The story was laid out well, my only problem was with the timing. I may be wrong - it's hard to flip back in audio - but Curry sent her to Windgap for 4 or 5 days and it appears she was there from May through August. But that's a small issue compared to the whole story.
All her characters, including those on the periphery, are so well described that you feel you know them. Timelines are well kept. Emotions and inner turmoil are deeply felt.
Flynn, I apologize; please write another book!