I just finished reading Sharp Objects on Sunday and had no idea HBO is making a series based on the book until I happened to see a trailer for it on Monday. I always find it so amusing when serendipitous things like that happen.
Have you read it? Whew…it is quite a ride.
I usually try not to learn much about a fiction book before I read it, and definitely went into this one blind.
I did know it is written by Gillian Flynn, the same author as Gone Girl, so it’s no surprise that it is a psychological thriller.
The eight part HBO series has the same producer as Get Out and same director as Big Little Lies. It stars Amy Adams who plays Camille Preaker. Pretty impressive lineup! Have you seen Get Out or Big Little Lies? Both are so good.
Another interesting tidbit of information I found is that in the book, Camille Preaker has left her hometown in Wind Gap, Missouri to try to make a better life for herself in Chicago, where she is a reporter for a local paper. However, in a description I read of the series’ first episode, they changed her base from Chicago to St. Louis (my hometown).
Chicago barely played a role in the book, so I’m curious why they chose to make this change. Especially since Gillian Flynn is from Kansas City, Missouri but graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago with a degree in journalism. I always think it’s interesting when authors choose to include semi-autobiographical details in their novels, so I’m surprised but intrigued that HBO would make this change.
Have you read the book? Do you think you will watch the series? I can’t wait! It premiers July 8th, I hope we will be able to find a way to watch it up in Canada!