Tuesday, January 27, 2015


I read Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn.  I have heard it is being made into a television movie.



Wow, she looks like a perfectly lovely, normal person, doesn't she? How she comes up with the darkly macabre story lines is a source of wonderment to me.

I won't be a spoiler here, but I really did think I had the crime figured out pretty early in the game.  And towards the end I was moved to shout, "AHA!!  I knew it!"  But I was wrong.  Not entirely wrong but I had not solved the case and I really had not seen the actual solution coming.

Murder mysteries have always been my secret vise ever since I first started with Agatha Christie.  This one was a step beyond a Miss Marple.



15 comments:

  1. I do love a good mystery so will have to check this out!

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  2. I will read it. I belong to a Mysteries Book Club. Every month we read a different mystery, often from authors in other countries spotlighting different cultures and time periods.

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  3. I read her Gone Girl and enjoyed it. Now, I'll add this one to my list of books to read!

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  4. So is it good? I read "Dark Places" and thought it was okay, but not nearly as good as "Gone Girl."

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  5. I love mysteries! I just need to start setting time aside to read! Between life and blogs -- books have taken a back seat to everything else.

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  6. I read "Gone Girl" also. Will consider this one as well, after I have read all the magazines waiting for me.

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  7. Tom, I thought this was better than Gone Girl in that the writing was much tighter.

    Murder mysteries are my guilty pleasure.

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  8. I am tempted but Flynn is really dark. Hopefully she didn't have the chapter titles as spoilers like in Gone Girl. She does look like the girl next door, who would think she was capable of such twisted tales?

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  9. I haven't read any Flynn mysteries. I'll need to check it out. I just ordered "The Son" by Jo Nesbo, a Scandinavian author who writes very dark mysteries. They do love their bloody murders over there.

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  10. I liked Gone Girl but not Sharp Objects. I thought the characters were so dark and depressing. (However, I think I'm in the minority...)

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  11. The darker the better for me. I loved GONE GIRL the book and also liked the movie, though a lot of important stuff was left out. I don't think I figured out the plot until the point where I was actually supposed to start putting 2+2 together. Looking forward to SHARP OBJECTS.

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  12. I don't read fiction anymore, so this post is out of my league.

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  13. I will have to check it out. It seems she has mastered the "whoa, I didn't see that coming," types of endings. Thanks for the heads up.

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  14. I love Agatha Christie too. Hercule was my favorite. I've just put holds on a bunch of Steven Saylor books for my Kindle. They're detective stories set in Ancient Rome.

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  15. There are a lot of nice people writing dark novels! It's weird.

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