Saturday, June 14, 2014
I have mixed feelings about The Goldfinch. On one hand I loved this can't-put-it-down novel. As with the other works by Ms. Tartt, it's wonderfully written and a compelling read, despite a few too many madcap and drug-induced escapades by the protagonist and his Russian sidekick. On the other, after investing my time in this 700 plus page novel, it was more than a little disappointing when the story line fell off a cliff.
When it morphed into a lecture on art history, I stopped recommending it to my friends. Too bad, because Ms. Tartt is a fine writer, but in this case it seems like she just didn't know where or how to stop.
Pub. Date: October 2013
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