Kira’s #CBR5 “Review” #41: Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn

People who have read Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl tend to have opinions about Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. And I mean OPINIONS. Loved the first half, hated the second. Loved her, hated him. Can’t believe they cast Ben Affleck in the movie. And so on. Personally, I was a fan. Flynn’s approach to the mystery genre was weird and […]

Lady Cordelia #CBR5 Review #26: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

This was my second Gillian Flynn novel after devouring Gone Girl about a month ago.  While this story didn’t capture me quite as strongly, it was still a fantastic read.  Tightly plotted, great characters and a pervasive sense of dread throughout. Camille Preaker is a junior reporter for a Chicago newspaper who is sent back […]

iamnothamlet’s #CBR5 Review #15: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

This is a terrible book and no one should ever read it. How’s that for a review? You want more? Fine. Sharp Objects is a formless blob of a story that fails as both a mystery and as a thriller, and it’s unlikable protagonist is such a milquetoast nothing of a personality that she renders […]

ABR’s #CBR5 Review #5: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

I was one of the few people who read Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl and didn’t love it. Well, that’s not quite true. I loved the novel until page 412 and then …. seriously? But I liked it enough to want to read more Gillian Flynn. So I’m starting with her first novel, Sharp Objects. […]

Scootsa1000’s #CBR5 Review 7: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

By now, everyone has heard about Gillian Flynn and Gone Girl. Most of us have read it, and for the most part, the reviews have been positive. I saw Sharp Objects, one of her earlier books, at the library last week, and picked it up knowing nothing about it — other than it was written […]

TylerDFC CBR 5 #2 Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects is a mystery/thriller told from the perspective of a narrator that is not unreliable so much as untethered. This is a dark and at times brutal book that offers little light and hope and puts the reader in the shoes of a character who starts off broken and proceeds to shatter as the […]

ABR’s #CBR5 Review #20: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

On its own, Dark Places is probably a very good book. But if you have read Gillian Flynn’s other novels, Sharp Objects and Gone Girl, Dark Places will seem familiar, derivative. Dark Places may not be the page turner that Gone Girl was, but I still really like the way Flynn composes her novels. Her […]