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Sharp Objects (Movie Tie-In) : A Novel

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AN HBO? LIMITED SERIES STARRING AMY ADAMS FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GONE GIRL 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...

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19 ratings

A great thriller

Must read if you enjoy mysteries Gillian Flynn is one of the most talented authors !

Dark and twisty with some charm.

Riddled with themes of mental illness and dark family relationships, this book has everything. So many unexpected turns it will leave you wanting more. This book contains very mature content and would not recommend for under 17 or anyone especially impressionable. Suspenseful and charming all in one, you will not want to put it down.

So disappointing

As soon as I was introduced to the characters, I knew who the killer was. The main character was utterly unsympathetic, and the writing was convoluted. The same story written by a more competent writer would have been intriguing. Flynn just isn’t that writer.

Eeh.

Disjointed. Disappointed. Acceptable book had first 18 pages loose, I mean like pick them up loose.

Exciting in every turn

Really great book with a lot of excitement and details. Great read

Great Book

This book is the best of Gillian Flynn's in my opinion. So good

Absolutely Loved It

I loved this book from start to finish. While I was able to figure out the ending pretty early on (I watch and read a lot of things like this) it was still interesting. I'm a pretty slow reader, but I got this done in about two nights.

Easy read, pretty good

Good book, I like this one best out of all of hers. It was interesting to watch the series afterwards. Book was better

Must read!

If you like crime thriller, this book is a must read. This book is well done. Will make you curious and want to read more from the very beginning and will keep you guessing who’s the real killer until the end. Love this book so much!

Great Book

I love this book, keeps you interested

Enthralling

Have been excited to read this for a while now and while I enjoyed it, and had my suspicions as to who the killer may be, I wasn’t thrilled as to how it played out. Nevertheless, a great read I had diffuclty putting down!

Not up to gone girl standards

Obviously Flynn’s skills are improving. I was disappointed with this one though. The story was interesting but the main character left me feeling like I needed a shower. She was simply gross. I had a very hard time feeling sorry for her. The book also ends abruptly with just one or two lines telling what happened to the characters. It’s much better than I could write but if you are hoping of another gone girl, you will be VERY disappointed. I’m looking forward to her future novels but I’m done with her earlier work.

Crazy good!

So addicting!

I read it in three sittings, and that is only because in reality, I didn't have time to do it in one! I loved this book so much! I'm never even letting anyone borrow it! Definitely a favorite!

Holy Razor Blades Batman!!!

Lots of hype for a first novel usually means an average story with a huge publicity budget. Boy was this an exception. Simply terrific, and I mean that in the eerie's possible way. One of the darkest, blackest, depressing, gut-wrentching "thrillers" I've ever read. I simply could not put this incredibly addictive novel down. Bravo Ms. Flynn. I can hardly wait for your next novel. There's nothing joyous, uplifting or even borderline happy here, but if you can handle that grab this book quick, you will not be disappointed.

Un-Put-Down-Able

This was one of those books that, once you start reading, you simply cannot put it down. I read it in one day and had nightmares about it that night. I've never had nightmares about any book I've ever read! I read several chapters before I even realized that the author was a woman and that this was a first time novel. The plot was tight and I was totally fooled about who the killer was, although I had my suspicions. If you love fast-paced, well-written thrillers, then this is the book for you. I'm eagerly anticipating her next one!!

Not your typical thriller

One gripe I have about most thrillers is that the plot is all-important, and the characters end up so dull -- interchangeable, really. Not so with Camille in Sharp Objects! She's an incredibly-flawed and fragile character who I'm sure will haunt me for a long time, and whom I'll be reminded of sometimes when I see a certain type of person on the street. I found this book to be an emotional experience because the deeper I got into Camille's world and the more I learned her personal story, the more I realized that her discovery of who the murderer was would have the potential to absolutely destroy her -- and she's someone who, by all rights, really should have hit bottom by now. A short, terse book you won't soon forget.

A STUNNING DEBUT WITH TOPNOTCH NARRATION

Exciting, promising, can't-put-it-down debut novels are hard to find - with Gillian Flynn's "Sharp Objects," it seems we've found one more to add to that all too brief list. It's a stunning story, tightly crafted, and appropriately chilling. Now a reporter for a class C Chicago newspaper, Camille Preaker is a survivor. Her recent past includes a stay in a psychiatric hospital where she was treated for various disorders, including self-mutilation. At the age of 13 she carved "queasy" around her stomach and at 29 "vanish" on her neck. Troubled? In spades. However, it looks like she may get a break as she's assigned to cover what is probably a serial killer story. On the downside is the fact that the scene of the crime is her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri, a place she left some eight years ago. She doesn't want to return but the thought of a career making yarn is too tempting and off she goes, back to an old house that holds unhappy memories and a mother who gives new meaning to neurotic. Two young girls have been murdered, and the local police seem to think a transient is responsible. A handsome profiler from Kansas City doesn't think the answer is as easy as that. Throughout the investigation Camille is forced to relive childhood trauma and confront ghosts that have haunted her through the years. Those who enjoy psychological thrillers will have found a winner in "Sharp Objects," especially as read by actress Ann Marie Lee. Well remembered for her stage and television performances, she inhabits Camille's persona with nuance and modulation. As the climax approaches we find ourselves listening even more intently as Lee's voice builds, leading the way. - Gail Cooke

Breathtaking

Sharp Objects is a breathtaking, suspenseful, beautifully crafted novel. Not exactly a mystery, not exactly a thriller, not exactly horror, the novel has bits of all of them, and fine writing rarely associated with popular fiction. It's hard to say too much about the novel without giving anything away, but one thing that especially impressed me is the twist Flynn puts on the classic "don't open that door!" moment in books and movies. You know - when we know something bad will happen if the door is opened, but the dumb character does it anyway. Well, here the protagonist is not dumb; she knows along with us what is being revealed and share our sense of impending doom - but cannot help but open the door even so. Brilliant!

Sharp Objects Mentions in Our Blog

Sharp Objects in Gone Girl Author Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects: Yes, Please!!
Gone Girl Author Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects: Yes, Please!!
Published by Beth Clark • July 23, 2018

Sharp Objects is a bestselling novel that’s hard to put down and HBO’s newest blockbuster that's hard to look away from...even though you'll want to when the story gets intense.

Sharp Objects in Read It First: Book Adaptations Hitting the Screens This Summer
Read It First: Book Adaptations Hitting the Screens This Summer
Published by Bianca Smith • April 19, 2018
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