I love this book every aspect of it! I am a formal cutter and was able to relate to the main character.
The most memorable moments of this book is every single page...just when you think you have it figured out your wrong....
what can I say? Ms. Flynn is one of the best suspense writers out there next to Lisa Gardner. I love how she gets her readers so involved with the characters!! Her characters are so well developed and broken and have all types of personality disorders and mental issues.
If you've read Gillian Flynn before, the tone of this book will be familiar. I imagine that it may also be polarizing -- i.e., either welcome, or entirely unwelcome. Or, ideally, both. (I have a strong sense the author is aiming for both.)
Gillian Flynn is smart, and creates specific and full, if somewhat hyperbolic, scenarios. She has a deeply unnerving gift for introducing characters and then gradually peeling away at them, revealing their deepest, darkest recesses. She does this casually, in the deadpan manner of a non-comedian, which, listening to Sharp Objects, meant that I had a very good idea of where things were headed by Chapter 7.
I listened -- in the same way I read Gone Girl -- not to learn how far, or even where, the characters and story would go, but because I enjoy the slow unraveling of artifice. It's a bit like watching a hideous accident in slow motion, with every single detail highlighted and burned into your brain.
I enjoyed the book. it seems on par with Flynn's other stories and if you don't mind the vulgar and/or graphic language then I would recommend the book. it's dark twists and turns keep you intrigued.
Another Gillian Flynn novel that delivered what I expected - some mystery, some suspense, a lot of darkness. One of her darkest books, it's still a good suspense, but it there was so much darkness in some places it was hard to swallow.
The main character has deep isses she never deals with that make you wonder how she made it to 30. Once you accept this flaw the story is pretty great.