Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

[a Novel]

Audiobook CD - 2006
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Fresh from a brief stay at a psych 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. 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, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, [2006]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ́ѕا2006
ISBN: 9780804164238
Branch Call Number: CDBK MYS Flynn G
Characteristics: 8 audio discs (9 hr., 35 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Lee, Ann Marie

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icuira_0
Oct 29, 2020

Doesn’t pass the credibility/believability test. In my View.

ArapahoePatrick Jul 16, 2020

A dark and uncomfortable mystery surrounding a series of murders in a small town and a journalists return home. It is exciting and surprising throughout the entire read!

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Biblitz
Feb 26, 2019

Highly competent narrator for this novel, which opens in some considerable strength but unfortunately descends into the same, tired dogmatic rant that victimizes all female children because they are female and all women because, because, because ... Go away. Please. Just. Go. Away. Go away and grow up. Child bearing is an act ascribed only to gods and women. How has this fundamental truth been obscured by today's half-baked ideologues?

OPL_BethS Feb 07, 2019

Eerie and atmospheric. Reporter Camille returns to her small Missouri hometown to investigate the murders of two teenagers and finds herself and her family a bit too connected.

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ruppb
Oct 02, 2018

The story of Sharp Objects is so full of messed up people that it is frustrating. I could not relate to any of the characters in the story so I could not feel empathy for them. Camille was not very likable, yet the other characters were even less so. I had to quit the audiobook about 2/3 of the way through and came back to it after a few weeks off. The weirdness of the characters and their relationships put me off from the beginning, which made this difficult to struggle through. I would not give Sharp Objects high recommendations, but I know some people like the dark and weird world described in the book.

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chriscoleman
Aug 06, 2018

Poorly written. The novel is made up of sentence fragments and deeply disturbing imagery. The town is realistic but the characters are not. The author dwelled on Camille's alcoholism and sexcapades without really fleshing out the story enough. The flashbacks were also incredibly annoying. I found myself skimming right up to the end. There were no "memories" that Camille had that reflected the sinister behavior of her mother and they really should have. Even a child can sense an evil parent trying to hurt them. I also found the conversations between Camille and her editor highly unrealistic. I'm really over the novels published for shock value. Where are the real stories? Not in this novella.

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joliebergman
Dec 07, 2016

Deeply sinister, and gives one the feeling of being suffocated by a cold, wet blanket. Hugs needed.

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tymkow
May 31, 2015

Good read. I recommend this book when you want a book with a good story line.

stepnorth May 10, 2015

Very dark and disturbing. Doesn't appear to be a normal character anywhere. Kept my attention from start to finish, but the ending was not a surprise to me.

JCLKinsleyR Aug 08, 2014

I found Sharp Objects to be less disturbing than Gone Girl. I liked it as much, if not more, but for different reasons. It was a simpler story and I predicted the twist early on, though she had me convinced otherwise. Camille, Adora and Amma's story strangely seemed more believable to me than Gone Girl. That said, bring on Dark Places!

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Catstimpson
Aug 24, 2015

Catstimpson thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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