Sharp Objects PDF is a novel by American author Gillian Flynn. It was published by Crown Publishers on May 22, 2006. The novel’s suspense derives from the psychological instability of the protagonist, a young woman who suffers from severe mental health issues.
The novel was well-received by critics and became a bestseller, selling more than one million copies. It was adapted into an eight-episode miniseries of the same name, which aired on HBO in 2018. The book has been praised for its realistic portrayal of mental illness and its complex characters. It has been criticized for its graphic violence and sexual content.
The novel explores the themes of mental illness, abuse, and relationships. It is set in the fictional town of Wind Gap, Missouri. It has been sold in over 20 countries and translated into 32 languages. Sharp Objects was nominated for the 2006 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. It won the 2007 International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel.
Sharp Objects Summary
The novel start with the main character Camille Preaker, a newspaper journalist who returns to her small hometown Wind Gap, Missouri to cover the murders of two young girls. She left years ago and has been dealing with some mental health issues, including self-harm. As she investigates the murders, she starts to uncover long-buried secrets about her own family and her own past.
The story is told through a mix of flashbacks and present-day events. We learn about Camille’s difficult relationship with her mother Adora, who is cold and distant. We also learn about Camille’s younger sister Marian, who died when she was a child. As the story unfolds, we piece together the puzzle of what happened to Marian, and how it has affected Camille’s entire life.
The murders in Wind Gap bring up all sorts of dark memories for Camille. She starts to realize that her own self-harm is not just a coping mechanism for her trauma, but also a way of punishing herself. As she gets closer to the truth about the murders, she also has to confront her own demons.
Details of Sharp Objects Book
|Originally published||September 26, 2006|
|Publisher||Shaye Areheart Books|
Multiple Languages Editions of Sharp Objects Book
Sharp Objects book has been translated into more than 20 languages including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Romanian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Japanese and Korean.
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About the Author
Gillian Flynn is an American author and former television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She has written three novels, Sharp Objects, Dark Places, and Gone Girl, all of which have been adapted for film or television.
Flynn was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1986. Flynn began her career as a journalist for the Riverfront Times in St. Louis, Missouri. She later moved to New York City to work as a television critic for Entertainment Weekly.
Her work has also been published in ZYZZYVA, Grantland, Playboy, and Boston Review. In an interview, Flynn said that she began writing Sharp Objects while working as a journalist in Hollywood.
She also wrote the scripts for the films The Last Minute and Trapped. Flynn’s debut novel, Sharp Objects, was published in 2006. The book was a finalist for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel.
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FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions)
How many pages are Sharp Objects pdf?
The PDF of Sharp Objects is 192 pages long.
Should I read Dark Places or Sharp Objects first?
It doesn’t really matter which order you read the books in, as they can be read as stand-alones. However, if you want to read them in chronological order, Sharp Objects should be read first, as it is set prior to the events of Dark Places.
What is the message of Sharp Objects?
While there are many messages in Sharp Objects, one of the main ones is that the past can haunt us and shape who we become.
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