Ep-53 Sharp Objects (2006 novel) chapters 9-16

The sordid mysteries of the Wind Gap murders and Camille Preaker’s tragic past begin to reveal themselves in these eight chapters from Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects. Luke and James have seen half of the HBO series starring Amy Adams and compare their experience with the show to what they get in the novel. This coverage does not include the final 2 chapters of the book, so all has not yet been revealed.

Topics include: The role of Camille’s scars in the book, the value of different perspectives in fiction, the differences in detective Richard Willis in the book, the awfulness of Adora, the games a talented mystery writer can play, OxyContin abuse, Amma’s insane tolerance, cycles of abuse passed on through the generations, John and Camille’s relationship, and Camille’s gambit to expose her mother.

THE PLAN: In episode 51 the guys cover chapters 1-8, in ep. 52 they cover episodes 1-4 of the TV show, then this week swing back to the novel for chapters 9-16, then next week will cover episodes 5-7 of the show, then finish up with a combination book and film episode covering the final two chapters and the finale of the TV series. 5 podcast episodes in total.

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