Monday, February 25, 2019

Review: Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So I generally prefer to read the books by an author from their first book if I can help it but for Gillian Flynn I have literally done the exact opposite. I read 'Gone Girl' first then the 'Dark Places' and finally now this and this was also in the service of to be able to watch the TV series based on this book. Now let's come back to this book. So let's begin with the summary:

Our heroine Camille is a reporter in chicago and has to return to her hometown to cover a murder and abduction of another girl and it soons turn into a serial killer case and Camille has to deal with her toxic family along with all the people she knew way back and try to find the truth or does she want to?

This was a disturbing book and I have always loved the twisted imagination the author brings to her female characters and to the family dimensions. I for one wasn't able to figure out the actual murderer well sorta but the killer somehow never came into my focus I don't know why and now if I ever re-read this I would see the signs but again this is nicely written thriller where acquaintances doesn't mean much and in a town of 2000 odd people gossips reign supreme. And yeah Camille also liked to cut her and carve words on her body hence the title of the book. For She craves sharp objects to cut herself once more but her family is really toxic with worst family members.

Now I am prepared to watch the series with the smug feeling that I know the story and would compare the scenes with the book. This is my usual pattern now where if some movie or series is based on a book then I will read the book before watching the adaptation, such fun.

So yeah this is wonderful debut book by the author of Gone Girl and if you read that you already know how wonderfully twisted Gillian's mind works so then pick and read and then just Keep on Reading.

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