Amy Adams is fantastic as Camille. This is one spine-chilling disturbing and dark book and I absolutely loved it. I had read Dark Places and Gone Girl and, of course, thought I could handle Sharp Objects, the Gillian Flynn debut. I loved it so much unill the end, tlhe author just did'nt wrap up the story well. The author is known for her crazy plot twists see Gone Girl , and Sharp Objects is no exception.
Sadly, Alice dies by suicide, and her memory joins Marian in haunting Camille throughout the series. What significance does this have? The race is on to find little Midas, is on but the intense search uncovers secrets that just might destroy the women's friendships — and their marriages. But with Sharp Objects, you're in no hurry to leave. I had read Dark Places and Gone Girl and, of course, thought I could handle Sharp Objects, the Gillian Flynn debut. She can usually be seen with her girl-pack, laughing at funerals, or, metaphorically, kicking cripples. Also known as… the perfect poolside read - which this was for me. 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.
This Analysis of Sharp Objects fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your reading experience. The people in this novel are majorly fucked up, no one is without a dark past and everyone, it seems, has a horror story. For me this is a 5 star read because I won't forget it, I devoured it and could not put it down, it's well written and it's cleverly done. Curry never goes to Wind Gap to save Camille in the book, but the novel ends with Camille going to live with Curry and his wife, Eileen, after Amma is arrested. As for the Woman in White that James Capisi saw, Amma had dressed as yet another Greek character — the goddess Artemis the huntress — for her sick game. She has a tendency to cut herself. Oh, and why they settled on those final three words that will haunt you until the end of time.
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. Well, maybe you can, but would you really want to? However I found it fascinating in a I-can't-stop-watching-this-train-wreck way and hard to put down. Please just agree with me. The reasoning was interesting, though the way it was all revealed match the same odd, explicit tone as the rest of the story. Overall, I wasn't a fan of Sharp Objects, I think it just wasn't for me, but I'll continue to love Gillian Flynn's work. There have probably been thrillers like this one since this one, but definitely not many before.
Sorry, Gone Girl, you are no longer welcome here. I think some people may find Sharp Objects too slow at the beginning and give up. This sat on my bookshelf for over a year, what a waste, it was one of my most memorable reads of the last few years. Simply put, there is a lot to love — and even more to be terrified of — in Sharp Objects, and it will have you flipping through the pages and racing through the episodes until you're finished. Thrillers are my personal guilty pleasures and I find they often start off well--like the author has this really good idea--but they tend to fizzle.
Could not put this book down. It is a challenge, and represents a parallel set of mysteries. I can completely understand that some kids are very mature and almost behave like adults at such a young age, but 13 was a bit of a stretch. So although this review is primarily for Sharp Objects, my favorite of Flynn's trio, let me go on record with Gone Girl four stars, go read another of the zillion of reviews and Dark Places three stars, maybe too many narratives perspectives and too willing to wallow in the muck as Last week I read the fuck out of Gillian Flynn's catalog. Original review 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.
Is she even on the right path? The ending of this was a bit of a fizzle. Amma, Camille's 13 year-old half-sister, is a piece of work. Anything that interrupts her life of amaretto sours and social outings is not just a problem but an all-out tragedy. I wasn't in the mood, and it was irritating. Louis who has been assigned what could be the story of her life. Gillian Flynn - Image from Orion Books Less than a year ago a young girl was found dead, floating in a stream, strangled, with her teeth removed.
Written by Camille, who was drunk almost every hour of the day from the moment she arrived in town, tries to repress the traumas she has experienced but she is not very successful in that regard. She cuts words into her skin. Outside the house, she drinks and flirts with older boys. Like Camille Preaker in Sharp Objects, Fiona Sheridan is a journalist with a heartbreaking past she just can't shake. And then, one can use the same razor to end one's own life.
Amma is locked up as well. Maybe that's what makes Sharp Objects so interesting. Early episodes imply that her kindly editor actually sends Camille to Wind Gap because he knows there are some demons she needs to face before she can be whole again. It's not about who solves the crime, but how the crime affects everybody in the novel: killers, victims, families, the townspeople, the Chicago editor. I found the scene where she was 12 years old and in someone's hunting shed, full of dead, bloody animals and porn irritating. Her work, I find, tends to focus on the darker side of human nature.
The series manages to leave a shocking effect on viewers with its final. But Camille herself is struggling with her own demons. You're not going to find anything pleasant in this story; sex, for example, is always something complex - it's an escape or a bargain or a catharsis. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Or a human at all.