Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

[a Novel]

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
8
1
A striking debut literary thriller by Entertainment Weekly's chief TV critic. Camille Preaker, a young Chicago newspaper reporter and sardonic loner, is in a delicate state after a short stay at a psychiatric hospital. When a dark crime occurs in her hometown, she's forced back to Wind Gap, Missouri on assignment. Long haunted by a childhood tragedy, and estranged from her mother for years, Camille is forced to face her own demons as she tries to uncover the mystery of her assignment.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Books on Tape, 2006
ISBN: 9780739346808
0739346806
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Additional Contributors: Lee, Ann Marie

Related Resources


Opinion

From Library Staff

The TODAY Show 06/29/18

Morning Edition NPR 07/06/18

Megyn Kelly TODAY 05/15/18


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

c
chriscoleman
Aug 06, 2018

Poorly written. The novel is made up of sentence fragments and deeply disturbing imagery. The town is realistic but the characters are not. The author dwelled on Camille's alcoholism and sexcapades without really fleshing out the story enough. The flashbacks were also incredibly annoying. I found myself skimming right up to the end. There were no "memories" that Camille had that reflected the sinister behavior of her mother and they really should have. Even a child can sense an evil parent trying to hurt them. I also found the conversations between Camille and her editor highly unrealistic. I'm really over the novels published for shock value. Where are the real stories? Not in this novella.

j
joliebergman
Dec 07, 2016

Deeply sinister, and gives one the feeling of being suffocated by a cold, wet blanket. Hugs needed.

t
tymkow
May 31, 2015

Good read. I recommend this book when you want a book with a good story line.

stepnorth May 10, 2015

Very dark and disturbing. Doesn't appear to be a normal character anywhere. Kept my attention from start to finish, but the ending was not a surprise to me.

JCLKinsleyR Aug 08, 2014

I found Sharp Objects to be less disturbing than Gone Girl. I liked it as much, if not more, but for different reasons. It was a simpler story and I predicted the twist early on, though she had me convinced otherwise. Camille, Adora and Amma's story strangely seemed more believable to me than Gone Girl. That said, bring on Dark Places!

w
welcha1
Jan 15, 2014

Well written and lyrical, but man oh man is it disturbing. I had to turn it off and go to Stephen King's The Stand if that tells you anything. Too much...just too much.

m
maipenrai
Jan 09, 2014

** stars Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker?s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille?s first assignment from the Chicago daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family?s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory. As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims ? a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the solution. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming. This book is well written, but too dark and full of psychological pain for me. I saw the end coming, but kept hoping what I believed was not true. Ms. Flynn sees and writes about psychic pain very well, but I cannot recommend.

e
Elizabeth49
Sep 28, 2012

This book is very disturbing - yet I couldn't put it down. The characters were chilling and the plot was evil and fascinating. Gillian Flynn is an amazing author who comes up with the most bizarre and frightning books I've ever read. I think this is my favorite of her 3 books so far. It will be awhile before I will be able to forget this one.

Age

Add Age Suitability

c
Catstimpson
Aug 24, 2015

Catstimpson thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SJCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top