Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sharp Objects is a very dark thriller filled with flawed (and somewhat mentally unstable) characters. It takes you into a twisted reality which I found quite disturbing at times. Which is, let’s be honest, is sometimes why we read thrillers.
However, this went a tiny bit too far for my comfort, and I found that ready the book caused me to feel quite hopeless in my day to day life.
The story and plot are fantastic, so I do recommend the book, however, make sure you are in a good place emotionally before reading it.
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I think I was the only avid reader in the US who didn’t read Flynn’s GONE GIRL. I forced myself to watch the movie a few weeks ago as I was sick as a dog and had no energy to do anything but lounge in the recliner. I found it so depressing and contrived, I wanted to scream.
Somebody must be digging Flynn–she’s making a lot of money writing, but as for me, I don’t think I’ll be picking up her books. I love a good thriller, but I don’t need any help going into dark, depressing places.