|To-go||Sit & Savor|
|Ommm||Buckle Your Seatbelt|
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is an amazing novel (it won a Pulitzer Prize, so this reviewer doesn’t see the point in singing too much of its praises). However, it was a bit of a laborious read.
The book follows a young boy who was in the heart of a terrorist attack, loses everything, and makes an impulsive decision that he grapples with for the rest of the novel.
The novel is a reflection on modern humanity, spanning from the New York elite to the Las Vegas impoverished. Tartt creates characters that are incredibly honest, that the reader will root for, no matter their flaws.
But, this book is a reflection. While it is obviously ‘good’, it may be difficult for some readers to finish, particularly if they enjoy books with a speedy plot and break-neck turns. However, if the reader is looking for an interesting read, where they can become invested in the characters and reflect on the world that we live in, then this would be an excellent choice.
Also, check out our review of The Secret History.