The Goldfinch

By: Donna Tartt BUY BOOK HERE



I was so hooked on The Goldfinch at the beginning! And then, if I am being honest, in the middle it took me a minute to get in to. It's REALLY amazing but really long (and slowish at some parts). Give it time! This is obviously a personal opinion because it has over 25,000 reviews on Amazon and won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. So maybe I'm the problem ha! I LOVED the setting, and the connection to artwork and New York City. I was so enthralled with that aspect of it. Try it! Tell me how you feel about it!




“I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.”
“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life”

Synopsis

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

“Caring too much for objects can destroy you. Only—if you care for a thing enough, it takes on a life of its own, doesn’t it? And isn’t the whole point of things—beautiful things—that they connect you to some larger beauty?”
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