Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn









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 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.

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 thirteen-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, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.

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

吉莉安·弗琳 (Gillian Flynn)



其实比gone girl更容易改编成电影。
A child weaned on poison considers harm a comfort. Emma 是这样,Camille也是这样……
并不喜欢这个故事,然而人物们渐渐被Gillian Flynn build起来的过程还满有趣的。
我在犹豫一两颗星和三颗星之间。 其实开头和中间部分都有很多可取之处。 阴森的氛围,忧伤的色调,破碎的心,但是后1/4就非常的一般了。 我个人觉得在最后可以把AMMA的黑暗萝莉形象再强化一点,放几句狠话让我们读者更有意犹未尽之快。 然后RICHARD这个警察角色扔的也稍微仓促了一点。 好像抓了人就没他什么事了似的。。。到了最后,每一个主要角色都扔了,变成了黑白二次照片…有点可惜。 还有一点是我个人的感受,整个故事的设定有点过于artificial。Amy Adams主演的电视剧要好的多。。剧本化空间较大。
I used to be a cutter myself when in middle school. I’d cut myself, made doodles on arms when feeling depressed. I don’t think I’ll ever get pass this. I simply change a way of cutting now, from the inside, it feels like a twirling hole, a convenient bait. Like the author said at the end, “lately, I’ve been leaning towards kindness.”
re read
个人觉得比Gone Girl要好,气氛描写非常到位,但结局还是有点牵强