Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn

254 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction mystery thriller dark mysterious medium-paced

Description

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. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac...

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Community Reviews Summary of 51,964 reviews

Moods

dark 97%
mysterious 79%
tense 69%
emotional 36%
sad 29%
challenging 21%
reflective 9%
adventurous 4%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 28%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 61% | Character: 19% | Plot: 19%

Strong character development?

Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 24% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 51% | It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.92

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