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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 …

Goals

2014 was supposed to be the year of media for me. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely watched my fair share of television and movies and read a heap of books. I met all my goals (100+ new movies, 70+ books) however I still felt as though I hadn’t accomplished what I had set out to do. I felt as though December rolled around, and all the progress that I had made during the year was completely insignificant. This feeling could have possibly been brought on by the massive reading slump that I found myself in after finishing The Maze Runner trilogy in September. Yes, I did manage to read 2/3 of A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords Part 1 and 80% of Part 2 by December, and I also read 20+ graphic novel/comic bind ups. But this still felt little. (Heck, I read a lot of Game of Thrones in a short amount of time – I should be jumping for joy!). Forgetting books for a moment, this feeling may have also been brought on by …