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review 2017-09-23 22:42
Sharp Objects
Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn

Camille Preaker is a reporter in Chicago. Her boss thinks it would be a good idea for her to return to her hometown in Missouri to cover the murder of two preteen girls before someone else gets hold of the story first. To say Camille does not get along with her mother is an understatement - she is a neurotic, hypochondriac who never showed her daughter any love. And she doesn't know her half-sister, Amma - a popular, mean girl who seems to run the town. But here she is back at her childhood home, staying in her old bedroom. And she uncovers one ugly truth after the other.

 

Wow. What a messed up family. Something definitely was not right within the walls of the Crellin's old mansion, you could feel it. I really liked Camille, I felt sorry for her having to grow up like that and the actions she took to try to cope or punish herself. And I did like Amma. She felt very three-dimensional to me. The pace of the story was great. We get clues here and there. But I did not expect that ending!

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review 2017-07-22 22:20
Wow
Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn

Totally messed up and a little predictable, but thoroughly difficult to put down.

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review 2016-06-14 19:19
Sharp Objects
Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn

I´m going to grant Gillian Flynn one thing: she writes compelling stories and I finished this book within two days.

But oh boy, this book is disgusting. It´s like Flynn tried to put everything that can be remotely offending to people in one book (and this comes from a person, who is not easily offended). And she just overdoes it, because I never felt like this story could have happened anywhere exactly like that. The same goes for the characters. I can´t believe that almost all the residents in one town can be so horrible, disgusting and vile and no one does something about it. I like a shred of realism in the stories I read and I certainly didn´t find it in this book. 

I hardly noticed the big and surprising twist at the end and when it came up I was utterly flabbergasted how ridiculous this whole book is (because, how you can be remotely surprised that person X is the murderer?)

 

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text 2016-06-12 20:04
Reading progress update: I've read 104 out of 321 pages.
Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn

I wonder if someone puts drugs in the local water supply, because everyone in this town is batshit crazy.

 

Haven´t made up my mind yet if I´m going to like this book or not, but it definitely is disconcerting.

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review 2016-04-01 01:54
Sharp Objects
Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn

 

 

Camille Preaker, cub reporter on the crime beat of a minor Chicago newspaper, is reluctant to accept the assignment when her editor sends her back to her hometown, Wind Gap, MO, to investigate the death of two pre-teen girls within a nine-month period.  Wind Gap is one of those small towns where everyone seems to know everyone else just a little too well, and it does not help that her misnamed mother Adora seems to take it as a personal affront that her daughter be doing something so gruesome as reporting on brutal crimes.  Although Adora insists that Camille stay at the family home, she also is clearly eager to know when the visit will end so "we can make plans of our own."  Her stepfather Alan is little more than a distant stranger, and her mean-girl half sister, precocious 13-year-old Amma, is straight-up strange: sugar-sweet one moment and scary the next.  Both sisters live in the shadow of Adora's second-born daughter Marion, who died at age 12, when Camille was 13.

 

This is the third installment of my three-book Gillian Flynn binge.  Something about her books makes me want to crawl into them and not come out until I'm done.  The ultimate conclusion came as a bit of a sucker punch, and I mean that as a compliment.  I especially recommend this to anyone who has already enjoyed Flynn's writing.

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