Ami asked:

One complaint I've heard about this book is that it feels much more palatable than her other titles. If you've read all of Flynn's books, do you agree with that?

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Miranda Personally, I wouldn't use the word palpable. It wasn't as dark as her other two books. I am one of the few that believe Gone Girl to be highly overrated. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it. I did. The issues I have with it is the major plot twist was painfully obvious long before I got there and the ending made me mad as hell. I much prefer Dark Places. I have just started Sharp Objects and I am enjoying it.
Lisa Jordan If you didn't like her other books, l would recommend not reading Gone Girl. Just as with her other books, there are very few characters that are likeable. I personally love her morally corrupt characters, which really is her 'style'. There is plenty in Gone Girl that is hard to stomach. Sharp Objects is my favorite.
Dan Not at all. In my view, the least palatable, the most disturbing of all her books. I was horrified by the ending; I know it's been a huge success, but I would never recommend this book to anyone.
Cristina McGregor I know what you mean by palatable.
I definitely felt a lot more disturbed by Sharp Objects and Dark Places than Gone Girl. But thats not to say that Gone Girl didnt have its own sick twists. I enjoyed all of Flynn's book but think I enjoyed Gone Girl the best.
Anam I agree. Although it was sick and twisted in its own way, it was slightly more palatable than the other two books by Ms. Flynn. Sharp objects and Dark places were disturbing on a whole other level.
Siddharth I have read her other books, and yeah, this book is a lot more agreeable than her other two books which both have a theme of killing, psychopathy and self-destructive. The characters in this book are morally corrupt, but never do something that disgusts you or something that you feel a "sober you" would _never_ do. Of course, you could read her other books and decide for yourself. They will certainly be completely worth your time!
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Sarah Wargo I would agree with that statement. Gone Girl, in my own opinion, is comparable to books such as The Girl on the Train or The Woman in Cabin 10. There is some darkness to the stories and some unexpected twists and turns, but nowhere near as disturbing and twisted as Dark Places and Sharp Objects. While Gone Girl was absolutely a psychological thriller, Flynn's other titles were more than that. They went past those limits and bordered more on horror, I believe. Personally, I enjoyed Gone Girl more than her other titles, but I think that opinion might be slightly unpopular. I think that Gillian Flynn became famous on her deranged characters and those who read Sharp Objects and Dark Places first are disappointed with Gone Girl. This work is definitely different from her others, but I don't think that's a bad thing.
Mabel I have read Dark Places and Gone Girl.

Gone Girl was harder to stomach, but it was easier to read. I had to stop reading Dark Places at certain times because I felt it was too much, while I read Gone Girl in three days. Still, Gone Girl made me feel more horrible things.
Charmaine Messed up! WHY? I bought all three,now half way through Dark Places,should I just stop?
Nikos Gryder Well I did not like the ending as well. As for the fact that we could understand why she disappeared early, this was countered by new leads and things that happened that made us making more speculations making us unsure for the twist. And when in the end we were proven wrong there still was a twist of the ending not being what we all hoped for. But for me the redemption about all these was the last answer Nick gave to Amy and the thought he implanted in her with it. Though i have not read her other books but i plan to!!!
Eileen Much more palatable! Still messed up all the same but not on the level of the others!
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