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Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn

sky_s's review against another edition

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dark tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

ziggyberman's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

speakmanmc's review against another edition

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4.0

Just really unsettling from Page 1 on

marisnini's review against another edition

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emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

bookloversboudoir's review against another edition

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5.0

I thought Sharp Objects was brilliant. The novel is absorbing, creepy and unsettling by turns. I thought Camille was a brilliant, if broken character. I found it incredibly sad when Flynn reveals that she’s carved words into her flesh for years with a knife. Camille’s mother, Adora (what a freaky name) and her half-sister Amma made my flesh crawl. Sharp Objects really packs a punch and explores some pretty dark subject matter. I liked the way Flynn dealt with Adora having Münchausen syndrome by proxy. I found Flynn’s debut creepy, unsettling, disturbing but compelling and brilliant. I can’t wait to read Dark Places.

amvera's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75


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chrustek00_'s review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense

3.5

readingrosie's review against another edition

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5.0

4.5 stars

An obvious ending, but the book isn't any less good for it. Seriously, the moment
Spoiler Camille comes across those girls in the woods, it's obvious they did it
. There are a few, brief sexist trains of thought from the narrator, but they fit with the character. One of the main issues is the last chapter before the epilogue, which disrupts the pacing as it is more of a summary than anything else. I enjoyed it, though, and it hooked me from the get-go.

ker1anne's review against another edition

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4.0

surprise ending, very captivating, good crime

luzelena's review against another edition

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3.0

2.5
i feel very indifferent.
Characters are good.
Plot is fun.
Just pure indifference.

Okay. So now it’s registering what the fuck i read and now im getting unsettled.
I just cant pinpoint exactly whyy it’s not something SPECTACULAR like i how I expected it to be….:::.