Book Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt / ★★★★★

Summary: Theo Decker survives a terrible accident that kills his mother, and he escapes the scene with a priceless 17th century painting that she loved. In the ensuing years, Theo bounces from  his rich friend’s house, to Las Vegas, to an antique shop in New York, the painting always in his mind. As Theo gets older, the painting, the influences around him, and his own aching heart lead him down increasingly dark paths.

But when I think of you, it’s as if you’ve gone away to sea on a ship – out in a foreign brightness where there are no paths, only stars and sky.

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Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt


The Secret History by Donna Tartt / My rating: ★★★★★

One sentence summary: Richard Papen leaves California to go to a quaint college in Vermont where he studies Ancient Greek and partakes in murder.

“Do you think they’ll start looking tonight?” 

“They’ll look for him, certainly. Whether they’ll look in the right place is something else.”

No one said anything for a moment. Charles, thoughtfully, rattled the ice in his glass. “You know,” he said, “we’ve done a terrible thing.” 

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