Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

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 Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her...

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Title:Sharp Objects
Author:Gillian Flynn
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Sharp Objects
Edition Language
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:254 pages pages

Sharp Objects Reviews

  • Laura
    Aug 06, 2007
    From the first page, I felt the author had just finished a Chuck Palahniuk novel and decided she wanted to be like him when she grew up. Sentence fragments can be fun if you're in the mood for things like "A belly. A smell. He was suddenly standing next to me." (Not exact quotes, but p...
  • karen
    Apr 30, 2009
    okay so i,of course, was initially drawn to this book because it has shiny cover. i am like a magpie or a raccoon or something... and then it just sat on the shelf for ages and one day i read the description of it somewhere. and it's all "whore" on her ankle and "pain" on her heart or ...
  • Madeline
    Aug 30, 2015
    This book was so stupid and hysterical and I loved every second of it. ...
  • Troy
    Jun 28, 2007
    Terrific book, truly creepy. A page turner about a journalist going back to her tiny Missouri home town to cover the recent murders of two little girls. Gillian Flynn's writing in Entertainment Weekly has always been a notch above, and her first novel is no disappointment. What's re...
  • Tracy
    Jul 01, 2008
    This was a book with little plot, going nowhere. I kept waiting for something to start up, or some past mystery to unfold/resolve, but nothing. It was just a story about cruelty and the heartlessness and boredom of women and girls living "it up" in small town Midwest. The narrator, now...
  • Elyse
    Nov 02, 2016
    I've had both "Sharp Objects" and "Dark Places" for years....but, hey, I'm slow. I picked "Sharp Objects" to read first when I heard Amy Adams is going to be the leading actress in a drama series. I wasn't expecting so much violence. This is a very dark disturbing story..... ....
  • Alejandro
    Sep 01, 2017
    Grippin? book! WHERE EVERYTHING STARTED Gillian Flynn is one of the most worldwide famous and popular authors nowadays with best-selling novels like Gone Girl and Dark Places, along with the short story The Grownup, but her debut novel was this one, Sharp Objects. Flyn...
  • RandomAnthony
    Aug 06, 2012
    Last week I read the fuck out of Gillian Flynn's catalog. Three novels in eight days while my wife and kids were out of town and a sweltering late July marooned me in one of the house's two air conditioned rooms. So although this review is primarily for Sharp Objects, my favorite of Fl...
  • Maureen
    Sep 21, 2009
    i'm not sure what to say about this book because while i think it reads like a bestseller should, i didn't enjoy it. the prose is compelling in that i felt compelled to finish it, and i did. i couldn't put it down but i wanted to get it over with. i think the writing is engaging but i ...
  • Simon Cleveland, PhD
    Aug 01, 2008
    The razor blade on the front cover of the book is what one yearns for right after embarking on this read, sharp blade with which to cut every single page, one by one, until they are so neatly shredded that even the memory of what was written on them becomes non existent. And then, one ...
  • Will Byrnes
    Sep 14, 2012
    Camille Preaker is a young Chicago reporter with a troubled past. When a second young girl goes missing in her home town, Wind Gap, MO, Camille?s fatherly boss sends her down to get the inside scoop. Who says you can?t go home again? Well, maybe you can, but would you really want t...
  • Tatiana
    May 10, 2010
    As seen on The Readventurer If you ask me which words come into my mind first whenever I think of this book, my answer will be: nasty, dark, twisted, disturbing. In this rather traumatizing psychological thriller Camille Preaker, a troubled newspaper reporter, is sent to her home...
  • Paquita Maria Sanchez
    Jul 09, 2013
    Well, this was a pleasant surprise. I remember all the ruckus over Gillian Flynn a while back, and my resulting tracing (not carving) of a mental note on my palm that I should eventually read something by this gal because everybody was all in a tizzy over her wonderfulmousnessity back ...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    May 01, 2013
    *3.5/5* I felt like this book was way too slow paced for how short it was, and it sort of bugged me that the big reveal and explanation was left to the VERY end. It was like nothing nothing nothing BAM EVERYTHING. However, the ending was crazy and twisted and I loved it! I just ...
  • Emily May
    Jun 29, 2012
    ?The face you give the world tells the world how to treat you.? There is something deeply unhealthy about this book. It's in the characters, in the story, in the relationships, in the sex, and just in the general mood of the novel. Reading this made me feel a little unwell, both...
  • Alex
    Dec 30, 2012
    Little buddy read with Her Majesty La Lionne and Jerry on January 31st!! :D This is my third Gillian Flynn book, after Gone Girl and Dark Places. The first one blew my mind, the second one freaked me out a little and this one really scared me. Sure, after reading 5% of it I was ...
  • Suzanne
    Jan 20, 2016
    Finally I climbed out under my rock to read my first GF novel. I was happy I did. Camille got under my skin, zero pun intended, and I enjoyed the whole ride. Whilst graphic, I wasn?t bothered, and whilst dark this was fine too. I was impressed with the writing of this book and unders...
  • Samadrita
    Feb 16, 2013
    When I had first come across rave reviews of Gone Girl, I was bowled over by the fact that there's after all a woman who is brave enough to try her hand at a genre rarely ventured into by women writers. And apparently, she excels at it too. Surely, she couldn't have hoodwinked hordes o...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Sep 04, 2015
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  • Lola
    May 25, 2018
    3.5 stars. I?ll be honest, I was scared to read this book. It gave me horror vibes, and because I do not read horror ? with very few exceptions on Halloween ? I didn?t even want to think about reading this book. But then an opportunity fell into my lap, and so here we ...
  • Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος   Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο   Αμούν Arnum
    Aug 05, 2015
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  • Laz
    Jun 24, 2014
    ?Sometimes if you let people do things to you, you're really doing it to them.? It's freaky and twisted. It's terrifying and compelling. You'll sit down, grab the book and read it until you've reached the last page. No kiddings here. I read this in one sitting, no pause for wa...
  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    Feb 11, 2015
    Squee! This is coming out on TV on Sky Atlantic. I cannot wait! (2018). I don't know about you, but in my opinion this is WAY better than Gone Girl, I think this one is a hidden gem. It's a lot more subtle but that's why it works more. This is one spine-chilling disturbing and dark...
  • Anne
    Jun 27, 2018
    I really liked Gone Girl, but was quite disappointed by Dark Places, so I had absolutely no idea what I would think about this book. I'm happy to report that this one was another win for me! It was a super easy and fast read with a solid plot and interesting characters. In fact, I ...
  • *TANYA*
    Apr 27, 2017
    Eek. This book was twisted and eerie, it was very good. A true page turner. ...
  • Emma Giordano
    Apr 18, 2018
    2.5 Stars. Unfortunately, I did not love this book and it is probably my least favorite of Gillian Flynn's work. As this was her debut, I'm happy to say I feel her later works show great improvement and a lot of strength. CW: self-harm, sexualization of children, murder, child abuse...
  • emma
    Aug 13, 2015
    BEST GILLIAN FLYNN BOOK. By a mile. Sorry, Gone Girl, you are no longer welcome here. (Just kidding I'm probably going to reread it in one absolute second but will it be as good as this book? No, it will not.) This is so CREEPY and the writing is so visceral and it's so unique. Ther...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Jan 02, 2017
    1 Star Overview: I should have known better. I don?t have an excuse. I read Gillian Flynn's other book, Gone Girl, last year?and wasn?t a fan. Everyone raved about it, but I found the characters shallow, the plot twists weak, and the narrative so busy being cynical it d...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    May 25, 2018
    Disturbing story. Disturbing characters. This book will make you feel uncomfortable, that's what Gillian Flynn does best! I'm not sure I loved it but it's definitely the best written thriller I've read so far this year... still only getting 3.5 stars though! I did suspect the rig...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    Aug 04, 2017
    ?I just think some women aren't made to be mothers. And some women aren't made to be daughters.? ? Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects This is one of the darkest, most disturbing books I've ever read. And I love it. Well, today I love it. I picked it up years ago, started reading a...