Saturday, March 15, 2014

Review: Sharp Objects By: Gillian Flynn

Sharp ObjectsSharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Journalist Camille Preaker was looking for big break, the story that would define her career - she just wasn't looking forward to returning to her hometown to get it. Wind Gap, Missouri - too small so everyone knows everyone's secrets, but large enough to hide a killer of children. A killer it seems that killed last year, now this year and has a distinct way of pulling the victim's teeth out.
Coming home to the town, to the home, to the memories that made Camille run far away to Chicago and not look back, to the reasons that she began carving into her body leaving only a circle on her back she could not reach - well, this all adds up to bad to worse.
The creepy and addictive style that Ms. Flynn sucks the reader into, the madness and almost macabre characters and town that make you finish the book in one sitting. The book is unsettling, but isn't that what writers are for, sometimes to put a mirror up to society and require them to look. I think I was spoiled with her other novels, although this is a very good one, I would want to introduce a new reader to her work to one of the others first.

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