Surprised there isn't a thread on this yet. I just listened to the audiobook of Sharp Objects on my roadtrip Sunday and then watched the first episode of this show last night. Will get to the second episode in the next day or two. Having just read (listened to) the book, I was kind of surprised at how painfully faithful the adaptation seemed to be, but then I saw that Gillian Flynn wrote the TV adaptation, so that makes sense. I'm not sure I like the directing style of the show with the surreal flashbacks and things. I understand that the book is written in a first-person style and the narrator is keeping a lot of secrets, so figuring out a way to convey all that information to the TV viewer is difficult. But at least in the first episode, it just felt like it made everything seem unnecessarily plodding. Interested to hear what others think so far.