sharp objects [book review]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Okayyy I'm officially finished with all of Gillian Flynn's books.  Honestly, I'm kind of sad about that.  My thoughts on her books are all over the place, but I really enjoyed her writing.  Guess I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed that there's another coming soon...

I seriously didn't think that Gillian's characters could get any more f*cked up && demented, and then I read Sharp Objects.  I'll start by saying this was my second favorite of hers.  It had the potential to be my absolutely favorite, but I figured out the "whodunnit" before the book revealed it.  That takes it down a notch for me.  If I had been surprised, this would have been my favorite.

The characters in this book ALL NEED SERIOUS MENTAL EVALUATIONS.  The characters have so many different mental illnesses [I don't want to share which ones, because they can give away the ending] that aren't being treated.  It horrifies me.  I know this book is fiction, but once again I'm left fearing my fellow humans after reading this.

Sharp Objects is a deeply dark thriller.  There is nothing pleasant within its pages.  This book is about pain.  Abuse.  And the many ways people cope with it.  Whether inflicting more pain on themselves, or projecting onto those around them.  Or both.  

Gillian definitely left me wanting more when I read the last page.  I think I'm a full on Flynn junkie.  Her writing is very impressive.  These characters that she concocts makes me worry about Gillian's mental state... aha! <3

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming. [amazon]
I highly recommend this book, along with the rest of Gillian's books.  Like I previously said, Gone Girl is my least favorite.  So... if you loved Gone Girl, you definitely need to read this one! 

Do you normally read books like this?  I don't... So if you've read Gillian's books, and other thrillers like it... could you leave a recommendation below on what I should read next?  I'm currently cleansing my reading soul with a light chick-lit book right now [The Friday Night Knitting Club], but I'd love to read more books like Gillian's.

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