Thursday, September 24, 2009

August #3 - DARK PLACES

Title: Dark places

Author: Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-307-34156-3

Series or stand-alone: Stand-alone

Setting: Kansas City, MO and Kinnakee, KS

1st Sentence:

Libby Day
I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.


Libby was just seven-years-old when her family was slaughtered and her brother Ben convicted of the crime - devil worship and sex abuse rumors abounding. Now, present day, Libby is out of money and she is approached by a group who are willing to pay her to dig into her past and right some wrongs. And what she finds, may surprise even her.
This was a great story and probably the most "literary" book I've read all year.

My favorite sentence, from page 291:

The air conditioner was blasting, as was a sound system, playing cacophonous jazz, the soundtrack to a brain seizure.
Cacophony is one of my favorite words in the English language.

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