NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg
Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful 13-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.
HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle
As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, she will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.
With its taut, well-crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.
©2006 Gillian Flynn; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"A witty, stylish, and compelling debut. A real winner." (Harlan Coben)
"Flynn delivers a great whodunit....Piercingly effective and genuinely terrifying." (Kirkus Reviews)
"To say this is a terrific debut novel is really too mild. I haven't read such a relentlessly creepy family saga since John Farris' All Heads Turn as the Hunt Goes By, and that was 30 years ago, give or take. Sharp Objects isn't one of those scare-and-retreat books; its effect is cumulative. I found myself dreading the last 30 pages or so but was helpless to stop turning them. Then, after the lights were out, the story just stayed there in my head, coiled and hissing, like a snake in a cave. An admirably nasty piece of work, elevated by sharp writing and sharper insights." (Stephen King)
The story was strange in places and it felt contrived. The sex was overly descriptive for my tastes. The character of Ana could have been better even though it does come together at the end. Maybe it was the voiced used for Ana, but her character wasn't very believable.
I didn't enjoy this book. This is my third by this author but by far my least favorite. It was too dark, characters too unlikeable, and the story too unbelievable. There was never any reprieve from the darkness. However I always have to finish to know how it ends. Not surprisingly though and rather rushed after dragging thru the sewer for so many chapters. I can't recommend and suspect I will stay away from the author now.
Loved the tempo and the toxic behavior of Camille. Her thought process was revealing and alluring. You wanted to find out more. She pulled you in like a slow powerful pulse going faster and faster. Reader was phenomenal. I would highly recommend this book.
This was a good book but macabre and dark. Leaves even sophisticated readers in suspense until the end.
I couldn't stop listening! Even after you think you've got it figured out the plot twists. No predictable ending with the quintessential happily ever after here!
Gillian Flynn is an amazing writer. She has a talent for writing these twisted stories that come to life as the book is narrated. Gillian Flynn and Anne Marie Lee work well together. I will read more by her! Credit very well spent!
It was really twisted and dark
Sorry to say ! done with this author
A real surprise - had me hooked from begining to end! I don't think it's too heavy though some of the subject matter isn't the most cheerful. Well written book I thought.
"A Good listen"
I liked this book but it was rather heavy. Worth a listen but not a 5 stars product
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