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Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Warning: I am going to try and keep this as spoiler-free as possible, but who knew that Gillan Flynn wrote books so BLOODY HARD TO EXPLAIN without going into the synopsis? She’s a mindfuck that woman. I will admit I definitely ruined my reading experience for this book by making the (stupid) mistake of watching the movie first. I went to the cinema the day it was released with a few cousins and absolutely LOVED the film. It was intense and a complete and utter mindfuck and I immediately wished I’d decided to pick up the book before going into the movie. But in saying that, I would have ruined the movie for myself if I’d read the book? I can’t decide what’s worse. But because of doing this, I think I was ultimately let down by the book. I was expecting it to be a LOT better than what it was, and I was slightly disappointed that I didn’t think it lived up to all the hype. The story begins on Amy and Nick’s …

Book Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

If you had of asked me what I thought of this novel just after I finished, I would have said one thing: disturbing. I went into Sharp Objects hoping for an engrossing, relentless murder thriller, filled with complex characters, and that’s exactly what I got. Gillian Flynn did not disappoint me with her first novel. It takes talent to be able to write characters that suffer from raw emotional issues that don’t come off as being melodramatic, but Flynn pulled it off easily, making the characters truly real. Fresh out of a psychiatric ward and working as a journalist, Camille Parker returns to her home town to investigate the murders of two young girls. Moving back in with her neurotic, hypochondriac mother, ineffectual and absent step father, and step-sister who has bizarre grasp on reality, Camille finds herself becoming tangled in the world she’d left behind. Sharp Objects is a deeply unhealthy book that is not for the light hearted. Exploring dark, somewhat frightening mental issues such as self harm and abuse, Gillian Flynn has …