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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
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Jan 03, 13

bookshelves: 2010
Read in February, 2010

To call this book effed up is an understatement. The drama that comes from living in a small town, particularly one where there's a huge dichotomy between the very rich and the very poor, breeds discontent of all kinds here. I had read some reviews here on Goodreads, and someone partially spoiled it for me (it was a misleading spoiler), but I sort of had an inkling what was going to happen from about the midway point. I'm not sure what kind of commentary this book is making, though, because it seems as though there isn't a single female character, who isn't totally screwed up in some form or fashion.
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Nicky Brillint book, gripping story and complete characters.. an unexpected twist @ the end! Keeps you hooked from start to finish. Gillian Flynn's first novel and i'm going to find more of her books, she's a truely fantastic writer!

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Lisa Gremore Alan was definitely screwed up, my goodness was he stupid? She did a good job with depicting Munchhausen and Munchhausen by proxy. While the family is beyond doubt dysfunctional; I saw real evidence of what I would call visceral evil. I have read only one other fiction book that did this, it was Stenbeck's character Cathy in his novel Grapes of Wrath. I

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