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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
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bookshelves: bookclub-omara, 2018, authors-women, kindle, mystery

There’s an episode of Gilmore Girls where Paris is convinced that the way to win a national high school newspaper competition is to expose the seedy underbelly of Stars Hollow. Rory tries to tell her that there is no seedy underbelly of Stars Hollow but Paris doesn’t listen and hijinks ensue. Paris should have gone to Wind Gap, MO.

There is plenty of seedy underbelly to go around in Wind Gap, murder, drugs, corruption, and lust to name a few. There is a child killer running loose. Camille Preaker has been sent back home to report on it. Except she’s not that great of a reporter and being back home forces her to confront all the terribleness of her own childhood there. The bullying, the rape, her horrible mother and all the emotional abuses heaped upon her. So she compensates by sleeping with a teenager and…doing drugs with her…sister? I don’t know man, it got fucked up pretty quickly. The ending is more vicious that I expected. It’s probably the cruelest and most vivid book I’ve read since American Psycho. Anyone and everyone has the capacity to be evil in this small town. I’m recommend avoiding Wind Gap like the plague.

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Reading Progress

August 6, 2018 – Shelved
August 6, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
August 6, 2018 – Shelved as: bookclub-omara
August 23, 2018 – Started Reading
August 23, 2018 – Shelved as: authors-women
August 23, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
August 23, 2018 – Shelved as: kindle
September 5, 2018 – Finished Reading
September 7, 2018 – Shelved as: mystery

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