Someone on my Strange Dolls facebook page recommended that I pick up Gillian Flynn‘s book “Sharp Objects”. The description sounded pretty good (if you consider murdered children, a hateful mother, alcoholism and cutting “good” that is). I hadn’t read something inspiring for a while so I bought it.
I could NOT put the book down.
When I finished I picked up her other book “Dark Places”. She describes it as a book about “heavy metal, devil worship… and farming.”
Two home runs Gillian. Consider me a fan.
I feel like people who are into my Strange Dolls will like these books, they have a similar vibe in that Gillian Flynn and I are not afraid to show that women have a violent side. Not just a coy manipulative side or a cold, distant side, but a truly, child killing, self mutilating, blind fury, dark as night, side. She writes more about this topic in a letter to her readers on her website
Some people have said some of the themes in my dolls have a “masculine vibe”… or outright asked why I would spend time making such things. Well because I do. I have a compulsion to make things “like that.” And apparently Gillian Flynn does too.
Maybe that is why, despite the horrific scenery, I feel oddly at home with her writing style and her thought process. So if you love crime tales that go to truly dark and sensitive places, are full of suspense, and a real page turner, Miss Gillian Flynn is for you. Her books are my recommended summer reading.