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User Review  - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing

" Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it." This novel is basically a murder mystery in reverse. The murder take place relatively early in the story and we know exactly who ... Read full review

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User Review  - cindywho - LibraryThing

It's more of a 2 1/2 - I liked the narration, the author has a pleasant voice, and the story was well written, but it was Crime and Punishment set in 1980's Vermont with college students. It seemed ... Read full review

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User Review  - breic - LibraryThing

I did not enjoy this. The writing is fine, and it moves quickly in the second half. But the story, including both the plot and the character development was incredibly predictable and artificial ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ma_Washigeri - LibraryThing

Started badly. The voice telling the tale is not attractive. Reading it in an american accent (Arlo Guthrie) does improve the tone but slows down the reading - and I did want to finish this quickly ... Read full review

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User Review  - melydia - LibraryThing

I've heard this book compared to A Separate Peace. I didn't like that book very much but I can appreciate the similarities: friendship among rich kids subtly turns sour and even violent in an academic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Darwa - LibraryThing

After reading Goldfinch I decided to read another book by Donna Tartt and this came highly rated by one of my friends. I loved the writing, but detested the plot. Not a single character that I would ... Read full review

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User Review  - kbullfrog - LibraryThing

An enjoyable read, I was hooked immediately by the opening description Tartt pens: an idyllic, venerable but mysterious, college off the East Coast, characterized by an esteemed professor and secret ... Read full review

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User Review  - Y2Ash - LibraryThing

I really wanted to like Donna Tartt's The Secret History. Especially since I'm reading The Goldfinch and am really liking it. The Secret History is the classic middle class/scholarship kid getting ... Read full review

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User Review  - sarahemmm - LibraryThing

Attempted to read this for my book club, but couldn't finish it. Donna Tartt is not for me, I'm afraid. Read full review

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User Review  - DanielAlgara - LibraryThing

Not impressed. Read full review


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