Thursday, January 16, 2014
First novel of 2014: Tartt-astic!
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt's third novel, is over 700 pages long. I never once looked at the page number I was on, or flipped forward to see how many pages were left in a particular chapter, and that is one of the highest complements I can give, especially to such a behemoth book. This is an engrossing, dizzying, rollicking, heartbreaking book. I felt like I was along for the (roller coaster) ride of Theo Decker's life, as he comes to reconcile his mother's death and his isolation in the world. This was a great novel!