Sharp Objects

I heard about this book so much and it was often suggested on a group I’m in on FB. I also watched the movie ‘Gone Girl’ at the theater and loved it! So I thought I’d give it a shot.

This is Flynn’s first book, so I hate saying this (and for that reason I refuse to give it any stars/reviews anywhere else) I hated this book. This is a super hyped up book and a New York Times bestseller, but I just could not get into it. 

It was kind of reminiscent of why I hated Palahniuk’s Choke. I hated the main character. There didn’t seem to be anything I could connect with the character about, as well as there was nothing about Camille I even liked, not even a little. She was actually kind of boring to me. 

It was so boring to me, I quit reading on chapter 3. Usually, if a book can’t pull me in by then I just DNF it. My husband read the whole thing, but he too was disappointed in it as well. He was disappointed in the characters and the plot. I can’t really say I read enough of the book to say much about the plot. Also, he said he found out the killer way too early in the book. My mother in law who also read the book was able to figure out the killer early on too. Now about the killer, I’m going to let that one go. One, I didn’t even read far enough to think about it, and second, it is her first book, so I think she should be given some leeway on that. 

I realize this is a book that there are not supposed to be any likable characters, but I guess I’m learning I really don’t like that quality in a book. I really want someone who I can root for not someone to despise. 

one star


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