After tallying the Instagram polls, it's finally settled! New blog posts will go live every Sunday. Despite this, I am trying my hardest to work out a way to bring back two posts a week!
In the meantime, book reviews related to adult fiction will be available on AZE while bookish pieces related to children's literature will be accessible on Spanish Classroom. The link will be down below!
Now that I've mentioned the latest scheduling info, let's chat about this week's book!
Today, I'll be discussing one of Gillian Flynn's most popular works, Sharp Objects. HBO's newly adapted miniseries, based on this very novel, premieres TONIGHT at 9 PM EST.
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Soon after her release from a psych hospital, reporter Camilla Breaker faces a troubling assignment- to return to her hometown and cover the gruesome murders of two young girls.
For years, Camilla has barely spoken to her hypochondriac mother and manipulative half sister. Now, back in her childhood bedroom, she finds herself identifying with the girls too strongly. Taunted by her demons, she must revisit the story of her past if she wants to uncover the true story.
I am SO happy I decided to give Gillian Flynn a second chance.
Those of you who follow AZE on Instagram (@theazereads) know of my last experience with Gillian Flynn.
I picked up a copy of Gone Girl towards the beginning of this year and was absolutely captivated by the author's writing, the story, and especially the characters. However, after the ending, I was furious to say the least.
I spent months avoiding my peers' suggestions to try her other works. "You won't be disappointed," they assured me, but I did not want to be let down again.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, one of my trusted book friends, @thrilltalkbookblog (Miranda), recommended I pick up Sharp Objects. Because I've done buddy reads with Miranda in the past and know that our taste in books is very similar, I decided (with my guard up) to purchase a copy of Sharp Objects and start it right away.
It's absolutely no surprise that I was hooked from the very first chapter. Flynn has an astounding way of capturing her audience through exquisite word choice. However, while it felt amazing to feel so familiar with the characters and setting, it also felt frightening at times. Even though Flynn's novel is gripping, there's no doubt that it's dark. Because of this, there were times I wished her writing wasn't so illustrative.
As twisted as Sharp Objects may be, it truly is a brilliant piece. Although Flynn's diction and writing style are remarkable, her ability to create authentically wicked characters is even more extraordinary. While the plot is gripping, this book is unquestionably character-based. Each personality plays a significant role, and it isn't until the end of the story that the audience truly sees how each character serves to piece this sinister puzzle together.
I wouldn't recommend this novel to all mystery fanatics because it may be too intense for some readers. Luckily, Sharp Objects is a great pick for fans of the mystery and thriller genres who are up for a dark, wicked read.
Have you read this piece or other Gillian Flynn works? Share your thoughts with us below!
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