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Sharp Objects: A Novel

3 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Gillian Flynn

As loyalEntertainment Weeklysubscribers, we have been fans of Gillian Flynn for her smart, funny, and spot-on reviews of books, movies, and TV, but we were not prepared for her stunning debut novelSharp Objects, a wickedly dark thriller that Stephen … see full wiki

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Author: Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books
3 reviews about Sharp Objects: A Novel
review by . November 12, 2007
Recommended by my niece, I finally got around to reading Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. This is an extremely dark crime novel that spends far more time in the psychological realm than the criminal world, but it works OK if you're in the right mindset.     Camille Preaker is a reporter for a second-tier newspaper in Chicago. Her editor decides to send her back to her home town of Wind Gap to write a story on the murder of two young girls. The murders have all the signs of a serial …
review by . March 20, 2007
This is not the genre of book that I usually read. My wife, bless her, read this work and repeatedly (she does not nag, but is quite persistent) suggested I read it. I have to say that I am quite grateful for her "persistence." I enjoyed this one from cover to cover. The overall plot has pretty well been discussed here by other reviewers so I won't beat that aspect into the ground. There are no spoilers here. The author explores the phenomenon of young folks, mostly girls, who cut themselves. The …
review by . March 12, 2007
When you read about the dysfunctional family that's at the heart of this book, just can't help but be grateful for your own life and family. A stepfather who is more of a phantom, a mother who appears to be certifiable, a dead child from many years ago, a teen-age girl who has bouts of sheer awfulness, and our narrator, a thirty-something who has cut words into most of her body. If that weren't bad enough, there are two murders in a small town, and no one in town wants to think that one of the residents …
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