Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
- This book is not for the faint of heart. It’s sick, and I love every bit of it.
- Gillian has made the list of favorite writers of 2012. I can’t wait to read Dark Places and Gone Girl.
- If you’ve heard of the concept of three-dimensional characters, well she has four-dimensional characters, (Bahahaha), and her dialogue/internal monologue is unforgettable.
This novel is categorized as a crime mystery, suspense thriller, or something- to-that-effect. I’ve read some reviews stating that Sharp Objects does not have a strong crime mystery plot, and I agree, but that wasn’t the author’s main focus (in my opinion). If you go to her website and read the section that says “for readers” you will have a better understanding of what I’m talking about. http://gillian-flynn.com/for-readers/
It’s a character driven story with a literary feel. The crime part was added for interesting story-telling. I said it doesn’t have a strong crime-thriller-mystery-suspense plot, but that’s not to say it’s weak either. The plot is average, B-.
Me, I’m not a big genre or the-plot-has-to-be-awesome buff. I like character development, relationship building, complex plots, and dialogue. If a story has good character development and dialogue; the rest is average, I’m content. If all four are great then the story should get an A+.
So if you are looking for a three-dimensional protagonist with a grim feel, check out, SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn.
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