The Goldfinch — Donna Tartt

Read Date: March 19, 2018
Rating: 5/5
Format: Audiobook/Print Book

A boy survives an accident that kills his mother but is able to drag himself– and something else incredibly valuable– out of the rubble. Tartt’s Goldfinch is perpetually enthralling; the reader follows Theo through his nomadic youth and young adulthood, through challenges that the trauma of his childhood continue to present him with, and through a variety of dubious dealings on multiple fronts. The protagonist is refreshing: he is troubled, a portrait of the impact of not only circumstance, but also one’s subsequent reactions. Tangibly descriptive from the very first chapter, this novel holds a Dickensian grandeur and is a beautiful piece of literature that captivates and inspires genuine interest in the characters’ goings-on.

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