Flynn is a master at character develop! I have read all of her books. Her stories are full of twists and turns! Her characters are multi-dimentional and unfold "before your ears".
If you are looking for the "Feel Good Book Of The Year", this is not it! A most insidiously dark tale of an extremely dysfunctional family. I understand this is Gillian Flynn's first novel and it shows... not in her writing style, which is excellent, but in the storyline balance.
I liked the story, overall, however It stays dark and miserable throughout. Not a moment of lightness or joy. I was left feeling a bit empty. Maybe that was the author's intention... hmmm... However, I think she could have thrown in a bit of a happy moment, just to even out the ride.
Like when you see a photo of a fire ravaged forest, blackened and bleak, but then notice one small, green blade of grass or a single yellow flower popping up through the soot covered dirt. Just a little happy moment...
That said, it was well written, with depth to the characters and storyline, until the ending, where she seemed to rush, just to wrap things up. It felt as though this was an abridged version toward the end. Maybe it was done in the editing dept and not the author's choice.
I would read "Gone Girl", which was superb, highly recommended, and a more polished representation of this fine author's true talents.
The narrator did a fabulous job and I have enjoyed her work reading Lisa Gardner novels, as well.
I have a 3 hour commute to work every day so I listen to audiobooks to help with my drive. It's added some happiness to my day (if it's a good book)!
Dark, sad, creepy
No, it was just too creepy for me. The mom, Audora and Amma, the daughter were too dark for me. It was not the caliber of Girl Gone and Dark Places.
She is gifted. I thought her storytelling was excellent.
It made me sad to listen to it.
Morbid, insane, demented!
The END oh my god! And when her sister and her were tripping...or rolling whatever they were on something..man was her family wacked!
All of them really! No joke!
Kinda. Once i got towards the middle it was
Loved this! Must read. I went back and forth on weather to get it! So glad i did!
A disturbing tale of gruesome murders and sinister family secrets. I was left feeling like I had been sucker punched and like I needed a hug. Or a drink. Powerful stuff.
I wouldn't listen to it again, but I rarely read or listen to anything more than once. I would and have recommended Sharp Objects to friends and family. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Yes, the plot kept me guessing, not so much about who did it, but more about the characters and their development. Gillian Flynn does an excellent job developing characters..which makes her novel interesting and enjoyable.
She did a great job giving voices to the characters. I felt like I was listening to the characters talk as opposed to just heating a story.
Not off the top of my head, I just really enjoyed the book.
Mental health experts.
There is not a single character in this book that I would want to get to know. Each one has some kind of major mental health problem. I found the book tediously depressing and unbelievably dreary.
Hard to believe the author is originally from Missouri. I'd say she has some kind of grudge against small Missouri towns, if not the entire state.
Disappointed that I wasted time and money on it.
I get so excited sometimes about writing a review..good or bad...that why sometimes I misspell words..lol..
This was a great book!! The first book I read was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I loved this book was excellent the naraator was perfect. Talk about a family needing therapy!! I loved it.
Raw Creepy Smart
My favorite character was the narrator, Camille. Gillian Flynn's portrayal of the flawed heroine was both alluring and revolting at the same time. As an outsider in her own hometown, the contrast of closeness versus remoteness created a unnerving and unsettled tone throughout the story.
This was one of my favorite audiobooks so far. I really enjoy the author and have listened ot all three of her books. I narration was right on with no cheesy accents! I would recommend this book to others!
The ending of Gillian Flynn's books are always memorable!