Sharp Objects: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
Reviewed by Chris Bolton
"The other night I caught an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in which a fourteen-year-old girl accuses her ex-boyfriend, an eighteen-year-old with a penis piercing, of tying her down and raping her. Ultimately the true story unravels: the girl's father is a controlling narcissist who likes to watch his wife have sex with strangers and, since he became infertile, has encouraged her to bear the strangers' children as well. Now that she's had a hysterectomy, the father needs a new vessel to bring children into their family ? so he tied his daughter down and inseminated her with the semen of the last two men who had sex with her mother. This played on basic cable at 8:00 on a weeknight...." Read the entire Powells.com review.