Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

A Novel

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Publisher: New York : Shaye Areheart Books
Copyright Date: ©2006
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
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CCPL_Theresa Jan 08, 2020

Sharp Objects is gritty and disturbing, and will make you feel uncomfortable. The protagonist is plagued by depressive thoughts, often turning to alcohol for relief. The words carved into her skin from her cutting hum alive during her interactions with other characters. Scenes depicting a slaughterhouse, scandalous sex, and drug abuse are scattered throughout. Fast-paced, this book digs deep into Camille’s family dysfunction and the Wind Gap’s small town grim reality. Readers who enjoy psychological thrillers with extremely flawed narrators may find this novel appealing.

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sdpollitt
Nov 04, 2019

I thought this was a good read. I was interested throughout the book, but the ending became predictable.

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KatG1983
Oct 17, 2019

By far the most disturbing of Flynn's novels, Sharp Objects is terrifying and upsetting, but as always extremely well written and compelling.

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OG_RA
Oct 09, 2019

I really enjoyed the unexpected characters in this book! Also: I loved that it took place in southern Missouri.

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EljayJohnson
Jul 27, 2019

This was a very disturbing, unsettling thriller. I needed a shower then some fresh air after I finished it. Gothic, edgy, brutal - it wasn't a pretty experience, but very well written and intelligent. If sex and drugs - in all of their possible ugliness - bother you, stay away. I will be reading her next one, but not for awhile.

abarsan Jul 11, 2019

I enjoyed this novel very much! I love Flynn's style of writing that keeps you in suspense and on your toes the entire time! The author's style of writing makes you think you how everything will end, but there are surprising twists!

loonylovesgood Jul 08, 2019

I wasn't a huge fan of this. Gone Girl was way better. The writing and subject matter was quite dark.

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Brandonadam
Jun 06, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This unique story grabbed my attention from the start.

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VLSGarnerJ
May 17, 2019

7

Groszerita Apr 15, 2019

This book was captivating, thrilling and dark! I could not put it down! The ending was intense and unexpected.

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devreads
Aug 14, 2019

"I was already tired of talking, and I'd said very little."

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devreads
Aug 14, 2019

"Sometimes it *is* all too loud."

britprincess1ajax Apr 21, 2016

“Sometimes if you let people do things to you, you're really doing it to them.”

britprincess1ajax Apr 21, 2016

“Bear gifts if you can’t bear anything else.”

britprincess1ajax Apr 21, 2016

“Problems always start long before you really, really see them.”

britprincess1ajax Apr 21, 2016

“A child weaned on poison considers harm a comfort.”

britprincess1ajax Apr 21, 2016

“I just think some women aren't made to be mothers. And some women aren't made to be daughters.”

britprincess1ajax Apr 21, 2016

“People got such a charge from seeing their names in print. Proof of existence. I could picture a squabble of ghosts ripping through piles of newspapers. Pointing at a name on the page. See, there I am. I told you I lived. I told you I was.”

britprincess1ajax Apr 21, 2016

"Being conflicted means you can live a shallow life without copping to be a shallow person.”

britprincess1ajax Apr 21, 2016

“I'm here, I said, and it felt shockingly comforting, those words. When I'm panicked, I say them aloud to myself. I'm here. I don't usually feel that I am. I feel like a warm gust of wind could exhale my way and I'd be disappeared forever, not even a sliver of fingernail left behind. On some days, I find this thought calming; on others it chills me.”

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Jul 31, 2016

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Aug 01, 2014

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Oct 26, 2019

Other: Self-harm

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