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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
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A fascinating and authentic portrayal of self harm and the harm we do to others around us, SHARP OBJECTS is a hardgoing read. Camille is an unusual and intriguing protagonist and the disaparate characters around her seem both crazed caricatures and keenly observed reflections of a society that's inherently sick. This is backed up by Flynn's masterful prose that brings forth imagery, smell and taste so viscerally it's like you're in the room with these people. In true Flynn form, no one comes off well in this novel (apart from perhaps Curry and his wife), but that's the point. Again for me, like GONE GIRL it's the characters that really swing it - the plotting of the mystery element doesn't really stand up to scrutiny and the ending feels rushed, but who cares when characters are *this* memorable. Will stay with this reader for a loooooooong time!!
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Reading Progress

December 11, 2014 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
December 11, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read (Hardcover Edition)
March 9, 2016 – Started Reading
March 9, 2016 – Shelved
March 14, 2016 – Finished Reading

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