Author: Gillian Flynn

Book Review #43: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Book Review #43: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

My Rating: Thumbs Up       Well, I’ve done it. I’ve successfully read all Flynn’s novels and come out the other side alive and amazed. Reading Flynn’s Dark Places I reminded me of my childhood home in southern Minnesota with is corn and bean fields and conservative opinions. When I was in high school, a youth group leader actually warned me about my boyfriend because he was a table top gamer which was apparently a gateway to Devil worship. I find it funny now that the nerd and geek way of life is considered mainstream now when back in the late 80’s, early 90’s people in my hometown believed it led to Satanism. I was also reminded of a time when I used to marvel over my mother’s copy of Flowers in the Attic, with its peek-a-boo cover, and anxiously await the day I would be old enough to read it. Dark Places, for me, was a warped reflection of the world I was raised in; one I could relate to because we all have a dark side. What’s rewarding about having read all three of Flynn’s novels is that, as a reader, I can see her growth as […]

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