5 Novels to Read If You Can't Get Enough of 'Sharp Objects'

5 Novels to Read If You Can't Get Enough of 'Sharp Objects'

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If you have been watching HBO ’s intense crime drama Sharp Objects or have read the Gillian Flynn novel on which it is based, then you’ve probably ploughed through her other books, Gone Girl and Dark Places and are probably craving more dark, gritty family dramas. If our predictions are correct, you might just like these five!      1. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson   Image Via Amazon   The novel centers on Christine, a woman with anterograde amnesia which means that she wakes up every day not knowing who she is. The story follows her as she tries to reassemble her memories from her …

Female Rage Is Real and Shouldn’t Be Minimized, Says ‘Gone Girl’ Author Gillian Flynn

Female Rage Is Real and Shouldn’t Be Minimized, Says ‘Gone Girl’ Author Gillian Flynn

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Female rage is at the forefront of Gillian Flynn’s novels. Her memorable female protagonists, including Amy Dunne (Gone Girl) and Camille Preaker (Sharp Objects), exemplify the complexities of emotion and behavior as well as how female anger is oppressed by societal gender rules. Through her complex protagonists, Flynn hopes to open the floor about female anger and cease ignoring and minimizing it.    In an interview with Vanity Fair, In Flynn expressed her views towards female anger, why we ignore it, and why we need to let women voice their frustrations.   “I think there’s a deep societal fear of female rage, …

The Trailer for Sharp Objects Has Dropped and It Is Intense

The Trailer for Sharp Objects Has Dropped and It Is Intense

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HBO released a new trailer for it’s new show Sharp Objects based off the 2006 novel by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn.          The shows stars Amy Adams as Camille, a crime reporter who after a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital must return to her small hometown in Missouri to cover the murder of two preteen girls. However, when forced to reconnect with her mother Adora played by Patricia Clarkson, Camille must confront her past psychological demons to get her story. Unfortunately, in her effort to uncover the truth she runs into an extremely dangerous situation.    The …

‘Sharp Objects’ Will be “Much Darker and Way More Twisted” Than ‘Big Little Lies’ Says Actress

‘Sharp Objects’ Will be “Much Darker and Way More Twisted” Than ‘Big Little Lies’ Says Actress

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When HBO announced that their adaptation of Sharp Objects would be directed by Big Little Lies director Jean-Marc Vallée, fans and critics alike began drawing similarities. Actress Sydney Sweeney is setting the record straight, telling audiences that Sharp Objects will be way more dark and twisty than Big Little Lies.    Written by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects delves into the dark past of Camille Preaker, played by Amy Adams, a reporter who returns home to investigate the murders of two young girls and is met with her past demons.    In an interview with Harpers Bazaar, Sweeney spoke candidly about the …

Get a First Look at Amy Adams in HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’ Adaptation

Get a First Look at Amy Adams in HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’ Adaptation

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Gillian Flynn’s debut novel Sharp Objects is coming to HBO in an eight-part miniseries and we’ve got our first look! Get your first look at Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly here.     #AmyAdams and #PatriciaClarkson bring #GoneGirl author #GillianFlynn’s debut novel to life in this eerie first look at #SharpObjects. The eight-episode adaptation on @hbo is being developed by #UnReal co-creator Marti Noxon and directed by #BigLittleLies’ Jean-Marc Vallée. Swipe through for another look, and click the link in our bio for more details. ?: Anne Marie Fox/HBO A post shared by Entertainment Weekly (@entertainmentweekly) on …