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Sharp Objects
Sharp Objects
Author: Gillian Flynn
After eight years, the murders of two preteen girls -- timed nearly a year apart--bring reporter Camille Preaker back to her hometown. As she works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, Camille finds herself forced to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past. — WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart — Words are like a r...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780307341556
ISBN-10: 0307341550
Publication Date: 7/31/2007
Pages: 254
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 452 ratings
Publisher: Broadway Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 17
One of the most disturbing and terrifying novels I have read. You can't put it down...almost because you are afraid if you do, you won't pick it up again. Flynn writes with such grit and realism that you actually feel the pain inside the main character. This is not light reading by any stretch of the imagination.
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Helpful Score: 12
This book was definitely more than I expected. It is a dark and disturbing novel. It is definitely not a fun & light beach read. However, if you taste in reading materials leans towards the darker side of things (say Stephen King), then you must give this book a try. It is well-written, and although the reader may decipher the mystery before it is revealed, it is worth the wait. I loved that the main female characters, although not particularly likeable, we all so different. It is certainly refreshing to read a book that shows female characters as complex beings, not just the same cookie cutter character.
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Helpful Score: 6
I didn't like this book. It was an easy read, a page-turning thriller, but much like Dan Brown novels, I didn't feel like the characters stood out and the story was a bit forgettable. But if you need to kill some time at the airport, it's an okay read.
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Helpful Score: 5
A young, damaged reporter is sent back to her home town to cover the story of two missing young girls. A chilling and very unusual story that will keep you reading until the end.
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Helpful Score: 4
Great first novel by Flynn. The subject matter was a bit disturbing, but otherwise I thought this was a fantastic read.
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