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I am almost finished and have really liked this novel so far but am irritated by a weird oversight...
anyone else read it?

 

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Angela said:
I have downloaded a sample... but now curiosity is killing me... I gotta know what has irritated you!! ???
Okay, I do not think it will give anything away but just in case...
The story is told through three characters, Libby and Ben Day, the children and the Mom, Patty Day. As Patty talks about her farm and her parents, whose farm she takes over, the farm she grew up on. She says their last name is "Day", which is her married name, she married a guy named Runner Day? She refers to them with this last name more than once. I thought there might be some weird incestial twist to the story but later her unmarried sister says her last name is "Krauss"? Which makes sense and should be her parents name and her maiden name.
I think this is just a mistake by the author and want to see if it was caught and fixed for the print addition. It just seems so major, I can not believe an editor did not notice it? There are some other minor typos and thought maybe the Kindle version was made from an earlier edition.
 

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Read it, enjoyed it very much, and never picked that oversight up.....!

Have you read her earlier book, "Sharp Objects"?  Excellent.  She really knows how to write a somewhat unlikeable but compelling female character with a messed up history!
 

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Read it, enjoyed it very much, and never picked that oversight up.....!

Have you read her earlier book, "Sharp Objects"? Excellent. She really knows how to write a somewhat unlikeable but compelling female character with a messed up history!
I have that one on my list, I am just hoping the price drops, I hate when a book is in paperback and the Kindle price is still 9.99. I finished this one and I liked it very much up till
the end. I found the whole coincidence of two killers that were unrelated, too much too swallow. I would have liked it a lot more had it been one or the other... still want to read Sharp Objects!
 

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Yes, agree, though I suspected it about 4/5 of the way through.  I think the reason I liked the book is that I liked the prose and the characters a lot and the plot was still interesting, though not airtight, but it mattered less to me because I was enjoying the ride so much....
 

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Yes, agree, though I suspected it about 4/5 of the way through. I think the reason I liked the book is that I liked the prose and the characters a lot and the plot was still interesting, though not airtight, but it mattered less to me because I was enjoying the ride so much....
I agree, thanks for putting it into words for me. I really liked Libby and her funny, twisted little world. It has stuck in my head and your post made me understand why.
 

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I just finished this book, but I didn't like it as much as 'Gone Girl.' I didn't really like any of the characters, which made it hard to care about them. Granted, the characters in 'Gone Girl' weren't always likable either, but I guess I was more put off by the ones in 'Dark Places.' Then again, that was probably the author's intent. I look forward to reading 'Sharp Objects' next.
 
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