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 flowed well and it was not a boring tale. It was a bit too predictable
I'd tell them it is OK but not the best I've listened to recently.
Hard to say. Nothing stands out as wow that part was really great.
No, I don't see many movies
I will read more of Gillian Flynn's novels. This did not sour me to her writing. I've heard others are really good.
I definitely would recommend this book to others! I found it hard to turn off at times! Having said that, I felt as though some of the characters evolved from their original personas, and the storyline just didn't tie together as I think it should have. I love GF and it's obvious that this was one of her first novels, yet it's still pretty damn genius!!
This is 3rd book by her that I've read so I knew it was going to be a grizzly story. The depraved areas of the human psyche is where she likes to take me. I have to be on the mood to go there. Characters are well developed. Narration was a bit too sweet but maybe that's what kept me listening to the end. I was able to figure out ending for the first time reading Flynn novels.
I loved reading and listening to this book. I felt a very strong connection to the main character (Camile). Just a well written (well read) story.
love the story from the perspective of the daughter. Seem to end very abruptly, which I am not sure is good or bad.... it just didn't seem to go with the rest of the book. overall, it is a great book.
Amazing from start to finish. Twists and turns that you would never expect had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Up there with the 5 top books I've ever heard.
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.
I will admit, this book starts off slow. At first, the different voices for each character seemed annoying, but within a few chapters, it really painted a vivid picture of each of the characters. If you are a fan of Natsuo Kirino at all, you will love this book. I was absolutely hooked by the halfway mark, eschewing all my responsibilities to finish the damn thing. one caveat, if you are recovering or dealing with mental issues (for me, PTSD), you may want to proceed with caution. Otherwise, I highly recommend this for anyone who loves dark mysteries.
Painful, Disassociation, Evil
Definitely Camille if not I would have to seriously examine by brain for some mental health defects. Camille's disturbances are totally understandable after finding out what her childhood must have been like.
No I don't believe I have.
More like moments that moved me. But in ways that made my skin crawl. I did feel empathy for Camille.
This is a good book and well written. It is very creepy and disturbing. It goes to show how delicate the balance is between a mothers love and or hate. That broken or never established bond is irreparable and profoundly damaging. A perfect example of how the torn fabric of a mind can make us unemphatic and evil. How a sociopath is born.
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