I don’t want to think about this book again. If I stayed caught up on my book posts, I wouldn’t have to relive some of the books I read. Will I learn from that? Probably not.
Gillian Flynn, I don’t know whether to hug you or slap you. Where do the things in your head come from? Cancel that. I don’t want to know.
Ok I was in the midst of fighting off a panic attack over the government shut down when I began this post and then B got home with our Sunday Blizzards from DQ and I put on an episode of Big Bang, the one where the guys are going to the comic con and they stop to photograph themselves in Star Trek TNG garb and Leonard’s car gets stolen and the girls are back home arguing over comic books. I feel better. Where was I?
Ah yes, Gillian Flynn. You may recognize her name from that book that tied for first on my top ten book list last year. “Sharp Objects” was Flynn’s first novel. I wouldn’t put it up there with “Gone Girl” but It was really really good.
A reporter is sent to her home town to investigate the murders of two young girls. She dreads the return to the small town of her childhood and the reunion with her mother and half sister, a beautiful thirteen year old girl who seems to have a strange hold on the town and the local police’s prime suspect in the murders, one of the dead girl’s older brother.
Unfortunately, the reporter’s past comes back to haunt her as she tries to find out what’s going on in the town of her youth. I’ll stop right there. Flynn is so good at throwing curve balls that she could be a major league pitcher. I highly recommend this book if you don’t mind being very, very disturbed.
Oh and the narrator did a fabulous job. She read the book in a rather dead pan and emotionless voice which at first I thought I wouldn’t like but it suited the story perfectly and when she ramped up the emotion, I really felt it. I just got chills again thinking about this book. I plan to read more Flynn but I need good long breaks between her books.
Rating: So good!