This book is one you need to prepare yourself for. The subject matter is unsettling, if not outright disturbing. The story is so well-written, though, you can't help but to keep listening. So after a few hours under the headphones, you feel pretty rotten. At least, I did. Gillian Flynn really drags you into the story; you are made to suffer the angush and anxiety of the narrator right along with her. I had to force myself to take breaks because I was getting so anxious myself.
Meanwhile, the narrator took a bit of getting used to. There was something about her voice that made me a bit uneasy, but I guess that worked out in the end considering the story.
All in all, it was a fantastic book and I look forward to more of Flynn's stories.
Books and music make my world go round, and I have 9 nieces and nephews and one chihuahua who rule my heart.
Yes! I love Gillian Flynn and I can't wait for the next book! Ann Marie brought these characters and this town to life.
I've listened to all three now, and this one is at the bottom of the pile. Had the "who dunnit" part figured out way early in the book which proved to be a big distraction for me. Also, some of the plot lines were over the top not believable.
EVERYTHING! She is what kept me listening honestly. Her Southern accent, especially Adora was spot on. She lulled me to sleep every night with her syrupy sometimes throaty voice. Love love love Ann Marie Lee.
Not to eat meat for several weeks. If you were actively trying to create vegetarians, Gillian, mission accomplished.
I urge you to read Gone Girl and Dark Places first. I fell in love with Gillian's brilliant prose and her deliciously macabre brain leaving me wanting for more. By the time I read Sharp Objects, I was a wee bit jaded so it was much easier to swallow. I almost put this one down several times.
Added Audible to my 2 hour commute, consuming books at rapid pace, and rating books based on keeping me engaged and making time fly!
Like Gillian Flynn's other novel, Gone Girl, I was left wondering how in the world she even conceived of his dark and twisted plot, but she dolls out the darkness in gradual doses you almost get comfortable with what could come next. The narration is so matter of fact, it almost makes it creepier.
The characters are so dark and interesting in this book.
I was second guessing myself on theories of who killed the family thru the whole story.
Wonderful performace of all the characters but especially the main character.
I didn't want to stop listening. If fact I have already listen to the twice since. Gillian Flynn has a twisted mind as a writer. I've enjoyed all three of the books that I have purchased her and cannot wait for more to be available!
Can't say, only listened.
Yes, the plot is great, the characters and story woven together with genius.
I don't think of books this way. Every word/phrase/page/chapter is important.
I can't imagine a film or tagline. Again, when I read a book I don't consider how it would be as a film. I leave that to others.
I preferred "Gone Girl" of Gillian Flynns books that I have listened to on audible. The two narrators on that book were fantastic. Very dark story but entertaining to the max.
Surprising .... I love a good story with a twist in it.
Yes and she always does a great job, one of my favorites
Sharp Objects is a tight, integrated story that flirts with Southern Gothic, Stephen Kingesque horror without crossing the line. Although you will probably guess the villain and the specific syndrome early in the novel, the characterization and plot are so tightly interwoven that it holds your interest to the very end, and the reward is one more horrific detail. Flynn is an excellent writer, far above most who write in this genre. The plot is described elsewhere, so I won't rehash that. I do recommend this book to anyone who wants something a little different in mystery suspense.
I really loved this book. It was dark and raw and full of psychological layers that got revealed as the book went on. The reader is amazing and I am going to look for other books from her. You can't tell that this is the author's first novel. The character development and dialog are first-rate. I don't give 5 stars easily. For a book to be 5-stars means that both the book and the reading had to be perfect. And in this case, I think it fits. I even went out and bought the paper version to give my daughter as she is a "reader" and not a "listener".