25 January 2016

Sharp objects - I fell in love with Gillian Flynn again

I'm a big big big fan of Gillian Flynn books. Her books have dark twisted plots with evil females and mysteries that get on my nerves. I like the villain-ish vibes of her work, nasty wrapped all around her words. And if you know me real well (or actually visited me About Me page) you are well known with the fact that her Gone Girl is one of my most favorite books ever. And I'm always quoting a few lines from the book.

I read Sharp Objects just a few days ago and I'm in awe. And it's time for another book review, a book that's quite near to my heart. Thx Gillian Flynn, I just fell in love with you again.

It's the story about a reporter Camille Preaker who had to go back to her hometown for a case. The case is about killings of two young girls. Searching for the case leads Camille back into her deeply disturbing dark past. As she tries to find more information bout the case, she discovers more bout her family and how twisted things actually are.

The main thing that makes me emotionally attached to this book is the character of Camille's mother, Adora. She's the polished evil mother kind who treats her daughters like objects, something to dress up and show off, something not human. Whenever I read something that Adora said to Camille, I realized how different relationships between a mother and daughter can be. I realized Adora is poison, Camille is poisoned. 

A line from the book:
“I just think some women aren't made to be mothers. And some women aren't made to be daughters.”

 I'm too attached to my amma, she is my best friend and mainly my everything. When I was reading this book, I actually kept reminding myself how blessed I'm with a mother who brought me up into a bright young person and never ever disappointed in being the best human in my life. I know you don't really read my blog but if you're reading, thanks amma

Above was the emotionally attachment part.

Camille amazed me. The misbehaving kid from a big rich family and ends up trash. The book title comes from her addiction with sharp objects, Camille cuts. She writes words on her skin. Always afraid she might lose them. This hit me hard and it felt like I belonged to the fear that she had, I'm always scared that my words will be lost somewhere if I don't pay attention, if I don't save them, if I forget to take my notebook everywhere.

“I am a cutter, you see. Also a snipper, a slicer, a carver, a jabber. I am a very special case. I have a purpose. My skin, you see, screams. It's covered with words - cook, cupcake, kitty, curls - as if a knife-wielding first-grader learned to write on my flesh. I sometimes, but only sometimes, laugh. Getting out of the bath and seeing, out of the corner of my eye, down the side of a leg: babydoll. Pull on a sweater and, in a flash of my wrist: harmful. Why these words? Thousands of hours of therapy have yielded a few ideas from the good doctors. They are often feminine, in a Dick and Jane, pink vs. puppy dog tails sort of way. Or they're flat-out negative. Number of synonyms for anxious carved in my skin: eleven. The one thing I know for sure is that at the time, it was crucial to see these letters on me, and not just see them, but feel them."

I love this book, not because it's a good mystery and all my guesses for the murderer were wrong but because this book made me feel about things I long ago forgot they matter. This book more includes rich rich rich people problems, sisters bonding, drinking problems and high school drama ft dark creatures aka 13 years old troubled girls. I'm telling you, it's a v interesting read.

Also, another line I like that's so powerful:
“See, there I am. I told you I lived. I told you I was.”

Also I've just finished reading another Gillian Flynn book yesterday (Dark Places) and will be writing a review for it soon. I have a feeling I'll pass this year's book reading challenge (I HOPE I HOPE) which I've set on 50.

Have you read any Gillian Flynn book? Or this book? 

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