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TitleThe Secret History
AuthorDonna Tartt
ISBN1400031702
ImprintDonna Tartt Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages559

Description

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last inexorably into evil.

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Rebecca

The Secret History By Donna Tartt

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This novel, like so many other first novels, is full of everything that the author wants to show off about herself Like a freshman who annoys everyone with her overbearing sense of importance and unfathomable potential, ... (Sign in to see more)


Maggie Stiefvater

The Secret History By Donna Tartt

Five Things About The Secret History This is going to be a difficult book for me to talk about I finished it days ago but I find myself a little verklempt, I ll admit It s been a long time since a book has stuck with me so completely as this one, and I say that having had a quite remarkable y... (Sign in to see more)


Martine

The Secret History By Donna Tartt

The first paragraph of The Secret History roughly sums up the mood of the book In it, the narrator, Richard Papen, says that he thinks his fatal flaw is a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs If you can relate to these words, chances are you ll love The Secret History If not... (Sign in to see more)


Paquita Maria Sanchez

The Secret History By Donna Tartt

First of all, if you are one of those people who dismiss a book as inherently bad simply because you just couldn t relaaa yeeete to aunnny of the charaaactaaaars gum smack smack smack then do not read this book If you can relate to anyone in this novel, then I dismiss you as inherently bad In fact, ... (Sign in to see more)


Melanie

The Secret History By Donna Tartt

Beauty is terror Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it I have never read anything like this book in my entire life I laid in bed for over an hour last night upon finishing this book, just tossing and turning and thinking about everything I just consumed I still don t think I can ... (Sign in to see more)


Jamie

The Secret History By Donna Tartt

Okay, this book This book was a lot of fun, partially, I think, because it was written in this fashion which made determining whether this was past, present or future virtually impossible It was very romantically written and I tend to go for that sort of thing simple meals of tomato soup and skim mi... (Sign in to see more)


Paul Bryant

The Secret History By Donna Tartt

Apparently the New York Times described The Secret History as PowerfulEnthrallingA ferociously well paced entertainment and Time said A smart, craftsman like, viscerally compelling novel Very funny, guys, ha ha and all that They re such jolly jokesters They ll have you believing anything The Secret ... (Sign in to see more)


Arah-Lynda

The Secret History By Donna Tartt

And after we stood whispering in the underbrush one last look at the body and a last look round, no dropped keys, lost glasses, everybody got everything and then started single file through the woods, I took one glance back through the saplings that leapt to close the path behind me Though I rem... (Sign in to see more)


Joe Hill

The Secret History By Donna Tartt

Someone just brought up Nietzsche s Apollonian vs Dionysian theory, which is described at the link below, if you are as unfamiliar as I was Donna Tartt was well versed in this theme, as it is prevalent in The Secret History The gist of Nietzsche s theory is that the ancient Greeks attained such a hi... (Sign in to see more)


Abby

The Secret History By Donna Tartt

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The Secret History by Donna Tartt is like drinking the scotch the characters drink in the book smooth, sweet, smoky and scalding You keep drinking, having no idea how drunk your getting Then you try to stand up and the w... (Sign in to see more)


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