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)
I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone who loves a good mystery/thriller. The characters draw you in, and are perfectly flawed. This is a good read and a page turner. I encourage you to pick it up.
first off... I'm a fan of Gone Girl (both the book and movie).
figured I'd take a chance with Sharp Objects. this story wasn't for me. many others I'm sure will enjoy this story. the reasons I didn't care much about Sharp Objects is because first, no one in this story is likeable... not even likable in a weird sadistic way. because the main character has her own flaws that make her the way she is, the narrator reads this entire story with such misery. making it hard for me to really get invested in this story.. however, once again I'm sure these qualities are what other listeners/readers enjoy in such type of story. there's a fair amount time when I got bored and wanted suspense, when the suspense comes, it leaves very quickly... I got to a point where I was looking forward to end and conclusion of the story so it'd be over. with that being said.. the ending I'm sure many will see coming but I like to not dig to deep into things and allow the story to unfold. I did think the ending was a solid ending. I actually enjoyed the last few chapters of the story and wished the rest of the story was as sadistic and odd as those ending chapters when everything comes full circle.
many will love this story. I personally thought it was ok. if you're already a fan of G.Flynn and this type of genre I'm sure you'll love this book.
although a little slow to start for me, this book reeled me in. I read the last 3 or 4 chapters in record time. if you liked gone girl, you'll like this too. perfectly walks the like of mysterious but not gruesome.
It took me a little bit to get invested in the story. However, once I did, really enjoyed it. Not as good as Gone Girl but a pretty good book if you are looking for an escape.
A busy lady, just tryin' to fit her reading in where she can!
This book was highly disturbing, I do not want to give anything away so I will not elaborate. All I can say is every person in this book was not stable or healthy. I was a little bit disappointed after having read Gone Girl first, I could really feel how Gillian Flynn's writing and story telling developed over time, that being said this book was definitely still worth the read.
Again,another hit for Gillian Flynn. I felt like it dragged towards the end. despite that it was a good book and good story. Not as engulfing and strong as her other work,but worth the read.
Pros: Overall, it was an interesting, intriguing story. It moved a bit slow for me, but it definitely kept me guessing. I liked its darkness.
Cons: (Please don't let this spoil it for you, as this is completely subjective!)
I felt the narrator's voice and the character were disjointed. The narrator's voice was too "pretty" for a character like this. It's the voice you'd hear in a commercial for Jewelery or a luxury cruise.
The author could have used less adjectives. I love the use of adjectives to highlight important moments or paint a picture, but there were many instances where I felt like it kept the story from moving forward...like filler or a pause, which hampered the pace.
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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