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TitleThe Goldfinch
AuthorDonna Tartt
ISBN1478980478
ImprintDonna Tartt Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
FormatAudio CD
Pages33

Description

A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an explosion that takes the life of his mother Alone and determined to avoid being taken in by the city as an orphan, Theo scrambles between nights in friends apartments and on the city streets He becomes entranced by the one thing that reminds him of his mother a small, mysteriously captivating painting that soon draws Theo into the art underworld Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present day America It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self invention, and the enormous power of art.

Reviews

Oriana

The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt

So listen Look I am a READER, right I mean, I read all the time, everywhere, every day, a book a week But most of the time the book I m reading is a dull throb beneath my fingers, a soft hum behind my eyes, a lovely way to spend a bit of time in between things as I meander through my life You know I... (Sign in to see more)


Diane

The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt

Never have I been so conflicted about a book Parts of it I loved Parts of it I hated Sometimes I wanted to praise it Other times I wanted to abandon it I m relieved I ve finally finished this novel 771 pages Good grief because I can stop debating whether or not to keep reading it.It s difficult to t... (Sign in to see more)


Rick

The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt

I have not read Tartt s two previous, and by most accounts, superior novels In The Goldfinch you can see that the talent is there but something is drastically off in the storytelling The book drags and drags It exasperates with unnecessary detail that calls annoyed attention to a critical lac... (Sign in to see more)


Jennie Menke

The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt

Audible OH MY GAWD Who ARE you people giving this 5 star raves I m not even half way yet and I m wondering if I will be able to weather this ridiculously long book that keeps getting sidetracked by just about every teenage pothole you can think of And can we talk about motherless orphans I ve lost t... (Sign in to see more)


Peggy

The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt

I, Boris, character in this book will give you honest opinion Very honest If you are reading this, asking yourself, should I read this book which is 771 pages Very heavy, not that The Idiot was not 656 pages, so not length I am afraid of If you are wondering, should I read I answer for you already a... (Sign in to see more)


Stephen King

The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt

Theo Decker s mother is killed in a bombing that rocks the Metropolitan Museum of Art Theo, unharmed, escapes with a valuable painting called The Goldfinch He carries this symbol of grief and loss from early adolescence into an adulthood fraught with danger and beset by addiction The long middle seq... (Sign in to see more)


Alan Wolk

The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch is a brilliant story with memorable characters and most of the book is incredibly well done and fun to read Most being the operative word.Tartt needed an editor to cut out a lot of the repetitive detail Like several other reviewers, I too found myself page skimming sometimes the detail... (Sign in to see more)


Lisa Kelsey

The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt

As I read the reviews I am fascinated by the fact that I agree with aspects of many of them, whether they rate the book one, two, three, or even four stars Even the positive reviews point out the very many flaws I suppose it all comes down to what you are willing to tolerate in a novel I found Tartt... (Sign in to see more)


Gene Schmidt

The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt

This was a huge disappointment for me The opening New York sections were excellent, the description of the museum bombing and the whole Mansfield Park thing Tartt has going with Theo and the Barbour family, all of this works beautifully I was excited to keep on reading to see where it all ended up, ... (Sign in to see more)


karen

The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt

okay so i read it and i don t want to be all gloaty gus for those of you who still have to wait three whole months to get your hands on a copy, but i will say, in brief, that it is worth waiting for it is worth waiting three months for, as you knew it would be, but i don t know if i can wait another... (Sign in to see more)


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