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text 2020-04-07 17:59
Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn

Gawd, I definitely need the brain bleach after reading this book.

 

 

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text 2020-04-06 01:12
Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn

WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart. Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

 

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 thirteen-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, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.

 

So far I don't like a single person in this book.

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review 2019-09-21 06:05
Yikes
Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn

What the actual fuck did I just read? This book is seriously messed up.

 

Read for Psych Paint It Black. It fits.

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review 2018-03-09 22:29
"Husbands And Other Sharp Objects" by Marilyn Simon Rothstein - DNF - abandoned at 15%
Husbands and Other Sharp Objects - Marilyn Simon Rothstein

I bought "Husbands And Other Sharp Objects" because the title was clever, the book cover was attractive and the premise - a woman about to be divorced whose husband wants her back and who has to arrange her daughter's wedding, seemed ripe with opportunities for humour.

 

I was hoping for something original and quirky, like "The Bette Davis Club".

The beginning showed promise. I liked this throwaway line:

"Gumption should be taught in every school. Gumption is more important that geography because, even if you can read the map, you're not going anywhere without gumption."

Humour is a very personal thing and is mercilessly binary: it's either funny or it's not. Some readers might describe this book slickly self-deprecating and sophisticated. I found it smug and superficial.

 

I found the main character to be shallow. There were too many descriptions of what everyone was wearing and whether or not they were attractive. The banter was a little stiff. The narrator over-emoted and read more slowly than I'd have liked.

 

I stuck it out for an hour and twenty minutes and then decided that this book just isn't my sort of thing.

 

Maybe it will be more to your taste than mine. Take a listen to the SoundCloud link below and see what you think.

 

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/409501413" params="color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true" width="100%" height="300" iframe="true" /]

 

 

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review 2018-02-06 00:00
Husbands and Other Sharp Objects: A Novel
Husbands and Other Sharp Objects: A Nove... Husbands and Other Sharp Objects: A Novel - Marilyn Simon Rothstein This is my second book by Ms. Rothstein. I loved her first book and was so happy excited that the characters from Lift and Separate were in this one too. I loved the story as much as I loved the first book. I’m hoping for another book with this great crazy family
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