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)
Yes! It is a great! Gillian Flynn is a great author and the narration was excellent.
The characters were great. I could almost touch them from all of the details you get from them.
I do not think so.
I think leaving the stand alone title would suffice.
This is a great listen. You think you have an idea where the story is going and you are wrong every time. I think the ending wrapped up a bit too quickly and I would've like too see things work out with John but it may be influenced by the fact that I had to listen to it twice.
This is one of my top 10!
I loved the twist and turns.
Excellent thriller like all of Gillian Flynn's books.
I have a book addiction and an 2 hour commute, thank god for the sanity of audible
I got sucked in, and even though this is a truly twisted story, it was so well done that I did not have a chance to second guess where the story was taking you, and have to admit I did get a surprise at the ending.
Excellent. I read this after Dark Places and Gone Girl. I'm hooked, which is hard to believe considering the disturbing nature of all these books. However, Sharp Objects is the least disturbing and the one that has the most likeable protagonist. The ending is not a shocking surprise but it does invite thoughtful consideration about numerous aspects of family psychology. Definitely a book club read or even one to discuss with a best friend, if you can stand being queasy. The narration was superb. Perfect pitch and tone for the characters.
An avid reader who cherishes my time with a good book!
This book goes past quickly. The pace is very fast and so it felt like it ended more quickly than I would have liked. I enjoyed it though, but not as much as I have others.
I've listened to Gone Girl and Dark Places and I would think that this one ranks much lower on my list that the other two. The plot is very fresh and unique. The characters are great too but the writing on this one...just didn't impress me as much as her other novels. I felt like it was missing that "bite" of her other books.
The narrator was a good match.
I think so. It was a good story and had I not read other books by this author that were far more superior, I would prob have rated it higher. Its less graphic than her other novels which is good news for many people that found the other books to be too brutal.
Still a good read but if you want to experience this author at her best, try Gone Girl or Dark Places first instead.
I would definitely listen to Sharp Objects again not right away but I would definitely listen to it again. It was a great read. It was twisted. It has lots of twists and turns and an unexpected ending.
Hard to say. Every character was seriously twisted.
No. This was my first experience.
I did have a reaction. I didn't laugh or cry. I was a little saddened. Although this book is fiction, it made me sad to learn of the darkness and sadness that some people suffer with.
Gilliam Flynn is an exceptional writer. The story was dark but well written.
NO , I expected more , Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl , was really good , very interesting.
THRILLER! TWISTED! WICKED!
My favorite character was Ama. You never knew what was going on in her crazy little head.
It was slow at times, but by the end I sat in my driveway in order to finish it.
I thought I had the book figured out, but true to form, Gillian Flynn had me fooled. She is an excellent writer and amazing story teller.
I loved Gillian Flynn's other books. And this one did have a lot of the same components, but I just wasn't as surprised, disgusted or horrified (in a good way), the way that I have been with some of her others. The final detail that is revealed at the end re: teeth almost makes up for the rest, but overall, this one just didn't compell me in the same way. Unlikable characters can only stay afloat with a really good storyline and this one was just a little thin. Still a good read, but not great.
I chose this book immediately after listening to Gone Girl! It was another good choice. I thought I had it figured out a couple of times only to be surprised again!
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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