I didn't like this book. I don't agree that the back of the book really follows this book. Maybe my imagination is better than the authors but I was kind of bored. I expected more than I got.
So, Iím reading Gillian Flynnís books out of order. Not that it matters. They each seem to have their own story line and unique characters, but there is definitely a reminiscent feel to the novels, when you compare one to the next.
I borrowed "Sharp Objects" from a friend, after reading "Dark Places" with my book club. I loved how the perspective of the story switched between three of the main characters in "Dark Places", and how the novel kept you guessing until the end.
"Sharp Objects" differs from this in a few ways. First of all, the entire story is told from the point of view of the main character, Camille. Thank goodness that wasnít the case with "Dark Places", whose main character I couldnít stand (though she does play the heroine of the story). Camille, in "Sharp Objects", is complex and sexy, intelligent and severely damaged by her upbringing. She is one of those characters you root for, not because sheís the protagonist, but because you get a deep sense of her inner struggles throughout the story.
I felt like the mystery unfolded in both novels at just the right pace, and I was sure I knew who was responsible for the crimes in each book, but of course, I was wrong. Next up, Iíll read Flynnís newest novel, "Gone Girl", and see if itís as interesting as her first two books.
I read this in a short while-This is the kind of book you make time to read. Sad, a little creepy and well written. I enjoyed it.