Sunday, January 12, 2014

Best Reads of 2013 (18th in a Series)

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I confess I haven’t finished this long novel yet, but I can’t stop thinking about it. Theo, Tartt’s newest protagonist, is just as flawed as her characters from The Secret History.  Like that novel, this is not a happy book. Theo makes bad decisions, lies, is victimized, and survives all of it.  As a reader, you will find yourself engrossed by his difficult life and wondering how all the pieces of the mystery of The Goldfinch, a rare painting, will come together.  It’s keeping me up late at night.  Put it on hold now!

Kim Ottesen
Information Specialist
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