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Sharp Objects

A Novel
Lu par : Ann Marie Lee
Durée : 9 h et 34 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 notations)

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Description

WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart
Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg
Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful 13-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.

HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle
As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, she will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.

With its taut, well-crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.

©2006 Gillian Flynn (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Critiques

Mystery Writers of America 2007 Edgar Nominee, Best First Novel by an American Author

"A witty, stylish, and compelling debut. A real winner." (Harlan Coben)

"Flynn delivers a great whodunit.... Piercingly effective and genuinely terrifying." (Kirkus Reviews)

"To say this is a terrific debut novel is really too mild. I haven't read such a relentlessly creepy family saga since John Farris' All Heads Turn as the Hunt Goes By, and that was 30 years ago, give or take. Sharp Objects isn't one of those scare-and-retreat books; its effect is cumulative. I found myself dreading the last 30 pages or so but was helpless to stop turning them. Then, after the lights were out, the story just stayed there in my head, coiled and hissing, like a snake in a cave. An admirably nasty piece of work, elevated by sharp writing and sharper insights." (Stephen King) 

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simply perfect

Awesome story and great performance by Ann Marie lee. could not stop listening! definitely recommend

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A must read!

I have no words! Gosh, the last part! What a twist... Love it! Want more!

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  • theenglishmajor
  • 14/02/2014

Pitch Perfect Performance

I selected this book because I enjoyed "Gone Girl" so much. "Sharp Objects" is equally as brilliant and in some ways, better. Like "Gone Girl", there is an element of suspense that keeps the reader involved until the end. These characters are equally as flawed and as brilliantly portrayed as the characters in Gone Girl. When I was in college, a group of friends in my dorm used to recite dialogue from the movie classic "The Bad Seed" and I found myself thinking of that movie as I was listening. Part "Bad Seed", a little "Lolita" with a bit of Patricia Highsmith thrown in for good measure, the book leaves the reader wondering where the author comes up with her ideas.
The narrator was perfect, one of the best matches I have come across between a book and reader. Not only did she truly differentiate the characters, but her reading pace was perfect.
I knew nothing about the premise of the book before I started listening, and I believe that added to my enjoyment.
I think Gillian Flynn is a gifted young writer, and I look forward to reading more of her novels.

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Kelley
  • 26/01/2008

I agree with Stephen King

There's something almost magnetic about this book. It quickly becomes hard to listen to and impossible not to. The author has virtually every family disfunction ever featured on Lifetime in this book and I did not roll my eyes once. I can't tell you what or how without ruining the agonizing unraveling for you but I think it takes a very skilled pen indeed to make so much seem so natural. At the end I felt real grief for the central character.
The narrator's performance is flawlessly understated and adds to the mesmerizing almost 'real-time hyper-reality' of this unbelievable story.
If you've any interest at all in the dark side of small town life and of the american family, I think you will love this book.

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  • Connie G
  • 04/10/2012

Excellent Story. Excellent Writing.

This is the 3rd book by Gillian Flynn that I have read. I started with the most recent and worked backwards but it made no difference.
Ms Flynn's writing style is excellent and Sharp Objects is no exception.

Ms. Flynn is tuned into the emotions and feelings of her subjects and makes them come alive on the pages. It is as if I "knew" the protaganist, Camille, or I know someone like her.
I personally could relate to the small Midwestern town, the violence, the closeness.

Once again, I thought I had the story and the ending figured out and with a quick twist, it was completely different.

Ann Marie Lee did a great job with the narration.

Not only would I recommend Sharp Objects, but also any other book penned by Gillian Flynn.

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  • Amanda
  • 15/06/2012

Cutting Words

Having discovered the author (Gillian Flynn) when reading her newest release, I promptly decided to try one of her other 2 books. I selected Dark Places, and found it to be one of the best books I've ever read. That is how I found myself here with Sharp Objects; looking forward to the anticipated quality of the work, but already bracing myself for the emotional hit this author packs.

Just as Camille violently cuts her chosen words into her skin, permanently etching them into herself, so does the author, Gillian Flynn, violently cut HER chosen words into the reader; permanently etching them into you. Each cut hurts; but like Camille, we continue on; by continuing to read the story.

This is not a happy book. Not all all. Not one little bit. It's about petty people, hurtful people, evil people...and all the one-time innocents they have damage so badly, they grow into the next generation of hate. And the cycle, in the forsaken town of Wind Gap, continues on through generations.

And still, we read on; because the author has pulled us into this hypnotic web. We continue with the cutting words.

I found this book excellent. The story seemed to have a life of it's own, moving in unexpected directions and growing into the final chapter; by which you understand that no other ending would have been possible.

If the description above hasn't put you off, and you are prepared for the language, violence, and disturbing sexual content, then this book may be for you. I found it haunting and very well done.

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  • FanB14
  • 13/12/2012

Gone Girl First?

Devoured Gone Girl and went in search of more. This, her first novel tells the tale of a flawed, off center woman who cuts the words of her anguish over every part of her body. She covers her mutilation with non-revealing clothing (even in the summer) also mirroring how she hides her true self; not letting anyone too close. She returns to her hometown to report on two murders. Her dystunctional family and the town serve as the backdrop for the mystery. Well written, and definitely worth your credit and a read. A little hurried and predictable near the end, but overall am happy to have listened to it. Flynn evolves her talent with each book.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • AmazonShoppingQueen
  • 01/02/2007

There's a reason

This book showed up on so many best-of-2006 lists. It's unlike anything you've read,perhaps a bit of a thinking woman's Silence of the Lambs? Creepy but astonishingly smart and beautifully written and very compelling. Can't wait for her next book.

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Phyllis
  • 04/10/2009

Definitely in my top 10

There's so much more here than an absorbing mystery. Flynn really captures the dynamics of a small town. The characters, even those who only appear briefly, are layered. Plus, the main character is as intriguing as she is unusual. The narration is perfect. I'm looking forward to the next Gillian Flynn.

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  • Snowy Marigold
  • 25/05/2009

Compelling read

Blunt. Deeply troubled. Intense. The main character of this story is, as many of us are, wounded. When she returns to her hometown, she uncovers just what the nature of that wounding is and who abused her. Intertwined is a whodunit murder mystery.

I couldn't stop listening. I spent extra hours in my art studio (that's where I listen)just to hear the story. This is the first book I want to listen to for a second time.

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  • Theodore
  • 05/06/2013

Wow.... Gillian Flynn has a knack for this

I am having issues finding fault with Gillian Flynn I find. I am a fan, a true fan of Gillian Flynn and keeping that in mind I am concerned for my own mental health because I am sure that says a lot about me.

Gillian Flynn's brand of dark, twisted writing comes from a truly dark place. Her mind clearly goes places that a normal person would call... disturbing. I find though that it taps into that place that I think everyone has (as a form of justification because I clearly have it maybe). That dark/twisted/demented place where things aren't all rainbows and butterflies.

Gillian Flynn creates an amazingly flawed female characters in the form of Camille here. Her knack for creating such characters again is both dually intriguing and disturbing in the same sense. The way everything unfolded in this book was creepy in short and the way the entire story unwound itself was jarring at the very least. You might have been able to see what is about to happen from a mile away but even so you will enjoy each and every twisted, demented, crazy stop in the process. The writing in this book as the writing in all of her books just seem to be in a different league amongst most authors. Even if you dislike how dark this book is you will find yourself enjoying this dark twisted ride if only for the superb writing.

Another narration that I can find little fault with. Ann Marie Lee was able to portray Camille just as I expected her to sound. She kept up with the excellent storyline and only served to enhance the overall listening experience.

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  • kristabela
  • 01/05/2009

cuts

I loved everything about this book. It's dark and unhappy but told beautifully. I felt like I could step into Camille's shoes and really understand her.

While many will find this book too creepy or morbid, I think it speaks to the real truths of the nasty things that happen in the world and their consequences.

As a side, if you're a cutter, this book may trigger you.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 26/07/2017

Fantastic!

An absolutely striking thriller by Gillin Flynn that can definitely keep up with Gone Girl, even if this one is much more deeply disturbing.
As with her other works, the characters are all very faceted and realistic and the protagonist is unique and lovable in her own way.
I enjoyed this book thoroughly and could hardly stop listening to it.
Ann Marie Lee brought it alive so soothingly and created a vibrant image of the setting in my mind.
I would absolutely recommend this!

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  • Carmen
  • 09/04/2014

Brilliant story

This is my second book from Gillian Flynn and it's as brilliant as "Gone Girl". She knows how put goose bumps on her readers. Her stories are deliberate, like an extremly well planned project. The way she tells them make you think "it's frightening that people could be like that".
I hope she keeps going on like that.

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  • Gabriele König
  • 01/05/2019

Great story

I was amazed by the dark family story that slowly revealed. The speaker was really good for the main character and also for men‘s voices - other women‘s voices though were, unfortunately, a bit annoying. Still a very good audio book!!

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  • Silke Sonnenschein
  • 31/10/2018

Traurig, wie kaputte Menschen andere kaputt machen

Super spannend und letztlich noch mit überraschender, wenn auch trauriger Wende. Total empfehlenswert.
Hauptperson wird gut herausgearbeitet und der Plott ist völlig stimmig.

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  • Manuel Baptista
  • 27/10/2018

the ending changed my life.

I loved the politics and reflexion of the main character. That is a real frminist.

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  • KY
  • 02/09/2018

Disturbing but so good!

Wow, I’m still trying to process what I’ve just listened to. I hadn’t been a fan of Gillian Flynn‘s Gone Girl, but was intrigued since I’ve started to watch the HBO show and liked it. The story is really disturbing but so well told - and narrated (the narrator also did The woman in the window by A.J. Finn - and her performance is amazing). I loved it! Wondering how anyone can come up with such a story?!

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Judith
  • 01/08/2018

I expected so much more

The storyline is good and was read really well but I feel like there is not enough suspense. There are some creepy stuff happening in this book but nothing that left me in awe. I had an idea quite early on who was guilty and though it was still exciting to listen to at the end, I have to admit I was a bit disappointed. I just expected so much more because of the way the book was described and because of the other book "Gone girl". My verdict, buy and read it if you're a fan but it's not one of the best books I have ever read.

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  • Katharina L.
  • 30/03/2017

Spannend, aber nicht perfekt...

Die Stimme der Sprecherin ist mir persönlich zu einschläfernd.. Konnte kaum Emotionen vernehmen. Die Story ist gut, wenn auch durchschaubar. Ich mag verkorkste Charaktere einfach, und auch in diesem Buch war mir die Hauptfigur sympathisch. An und für sich kein schlechtes Hörbuch, allerdings gefielen mir “The Chemist“ oder “Girl on the Train“ einfach besser.

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  • Alexandra
  • 17/05/2015

really enjoyed it

great Story and the speaker was fantastic! thanks a lot this well written story and audiobook!

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Shaya Nova
  • 17/04/2010

Bitte!

Übersetzt dieses Buch ins Deutsche und vertont es, ich kann es kaum erwarten, mehr von dieser Autorin zu hören.

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