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Design: Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects

One rumor about Peace Corps is true: There is a lot of time for reading. Since we are buried in intimidating statistics all day, light reading is usually the avenue of choice. After reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, I decided to continue and read her first novel, Sharp Objects. While the material might be a bit ugly for many, Flynn writes her main characters with the same insecurities, emotional fragilities that many of us are quite familiar. Her novels don’t simply have you rooting for the hero. They make us question whether we should. This is one of my favorite quotes from her first novel. It resonates with me, and I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s better not to know why. (Photo: Lurio River outside of Namapa, Mozambique, by Alek Shybut).


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