It’s time to discuss Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. Based on the comments on instagram already this was definitely one with mixed feelings from readers, so I look forward to hearing what you all have to say. Mixing in a thriller after YA fantasy and a classic was certainly a risk, and kudos to the dedicated readers who have stuck with me every month are push their reading boundaries into new genres!
**Beware** The discussion below will contain spoilers for Dark Places, if you have not read it yet please look away!
Questions – to be answered in any order or ignored altogether
- What were you overall impressions of Dark Places? And star rating if you gave it one?
- How did you experience the book? Were you engaged immediately, or did it take you a while to get into it? How did you feel reading it—amused, sad, disturbed, confused, bored…?
- Did you find the characters convincing? Were they believable, fully developed as complex human beings—or were they one-dimensional?
- Did you think the plot was well developed and believable (within the confines of the thriller genre)? Did plot events unfold naturally?
- Did you find the ending satisfying? If so, why? If not, why not…and how would you change it?
- Did you have a favourite quote that stood out?
Don’t forget to add a link to your review if you wrote one, or include your Instagram account name if you wrote a mini review there, so others can check it out.
We’ll be reading Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer in December, and I hope you’ll join me!
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