Friday, October 17, 2014

Book Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


Fiction.  This one I picked up because I read a review of it in the New York Times by Stephen King.  He seemed pretty enthusiastic about it, and I do like his books, so why not.  It was an excellent read, but the length is not for the feint of heart at over 700 pages.  It is a complex story with many layers, but it primarily focuses on relationships between people and what it means to be human, like most great books do.  There is an explosion at a museum, a stolen painting, the loss of a parent, an unlikely mentor relationship, furniture restoration, deceit, and all sorts of goodies.  If you are looking for a worthwhile book to spend time with, this is it.  And yes, it did win the Pulitzer for Fiction in 2014, and this time I actually agree with them.

And so it goes...

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