You just have to do it. She feels that feminism allows for women to be bad characters in literature. She states, "The one thing that really frustrates me is this idea that women are innately good, innately nurturing. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, potent female villains.
Plot summary[ edit ] The first part of the novel centres on Nick Dunne and his wife Amy's marriage. Its point of view alternates between that of Nick and Amy, whose perspectives on their marriage are very different. For example, Nick describes the couple's relationship in the present day, while Amy's diary entries depict their relationship in the past.
Amy's diary portrays Nick as an gillian flynn writing a new book, moody, idle, and threatening husband, while Nick describes Amy as someone who is needlessly difficult, anti-social, stubborn, and an irrational perfectionist.
This causes their marriage to take a turn: Amy loved their life in New York, hates living in the Midwest, and soon begins to resent Nick for making her move to his hometown.
On their wedding anniversary, Amy disappears without a trace, and Nick eventually becomes a suspect in her disappearance. Among other reasons, his lack of emotion about Amy's disappearance and the discovery that Amy was pregnant when she went missing lead both the police and the public to believe that Nick may have murdered his wife.
In the second half of the book, the reader learns that the main characters are unreliable narratorsand that the reader is not being given all of the information. Nick is revealed to have been cheating on his wife, and Amy is revealed to be alive and in hiding, and trying to frame Nick for her "death" as revenge for his perceived wrongs against her.
Her pregnancy and her diary entries are revealed to be fake; Amy fabricated them in order to further incriminate Nick. Her plan is foiled, however, when she is robbed at the motel she is hiding in. Desperate, she seeks help from her ex-boyfriend Desi Collings, who agrees to hide her in his lake house but soon becomes possessive, causing Amy to feel trapped.
Meanwhile, Nick has discovered that Amy is framing him for her murder based on the items she bought using credit cards in his name and hid in his sister Margo's woodshed, along with her anniversary gift of Punch and Judy puppets, one of which is missing a handle.
However, since the clues she left for him on their annual anniversary treasure hunt are so ambiguous and based on their inside jokes that no one else would get them, he has no way of proving it.
Together, he and his lawyer work to change the public's perception of Nick. He is granted an interview with a popular talk show host, during which Nick pretends to be apologetic for his infidelity and appeals to Amy to come back.
It goes well with the public, but unfortunately the police have discovered the items in the woodshed that Nick swore he didn't buy: A few weeks later, they bring out the missing handle from the Punch and Judy puppets that had been soaked in Amy's blood and discovered in the fireplace, and arrest Nick.
At Desi's lake house, Amy sees the TV interview and is convinced that Nick really does want her back.
She murders Desi after seducing him and returns to her husband, who is out on bond. Upon her return, she fabricates a story that she had been kidnapped and imprisoned by Desi.
Although Nick knows she's lying, he has no proof and is forced to return to married life with Amy as the media storm dies down. Though forced to remain with his wife, Nick soon begins writing a memoir detailing Amy's crimes and deceptions. Aware of Nick's intentions to expose her lies, Amy uses Nick's semen they had saved at a fertility clinic to make herself pregnant.
She then forces him to delete his book by threatening to keep him from their unborn child. In the end, Nick deletes his memoir and chooses to stay with Amy for his child's sake. Raised in a working-class household with a misogynistic father who later suffered from Alzheimer'sa mother who later developed cancer, and a twin sister with whom he is close, Nick grew up as the golden child of the family and held several jobs throughout his adolescence.
He worked as a journalist in New York City until he was laid off. She is very beautiful but proves to be a clever and sinister sociopath who is always three steps ahead of her enemies.Sign me up for news about Gillian Flynn Sign me up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House.
Sharp Objects written by Gillian Flynn published in is a psychological thriller about Camille Preaker, a Chicago-based reporter sent to her hometown in Wind Gap, Missouri to cover a story about the unsolved murder of a girl whose chase bears striking similarities with a murder a year earlier/5(K).
About Gillian Flynn: Gillian Flynn is an American author of 3 novels, and a former critic for the popular entertainment magazine Entertainment Weekly. Her novel Gone Girl reached the number one spot on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and has been highly praised by fans.
Gillian Flynn is an American author and television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She has so far written three novels, Sharp Objects, for which she won the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the best thriller; Dark Places; and her best-selling third novel Gone Girl.
Her book has received wide praise, including from authors such as Stephen King. Gillian Schieber Flynn is an American writer. Flynn has published three novels, Sharp Objects, Dark Places, and Gone Girl, all three of which have been adapted for film or television.
Flynn wrote the adaptations for the Gone Girl film and the HBO limited series Sharp Objects. She was formerly a television critic for Entertainment Weekly. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.