I’ve been reading Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn’s début novel, and I am torn at how much I admire her dreamy, descriptive writing style, and how repulsed I am by some of the goings-on in this book.
However, I take pity on you and share a lighter teaser from the book that also illustrates Flynn’s clever way of setting a scene.
The watering hole closest to my mom’s house was an expensive, glassy box that specialized in salads and wine spitzers, Wind Gap’s sole upscale eatery.
It was brunch-time, and I couldn’t stand the thought of Alan and his soupy eggs, so I walked myself over to La Mere. My French only goes to eleventh grade, but judging from the restaurant’s aggressively nautical theme, I think the owners meant to name it La Mer, The Sea, and now La Mere, The Mother.
Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn
Have you read this book? What did you think of it?
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!