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User Review  - prestonmarkstone - LibraryThing

At its best, The Secret History is written in a fluid and eloquent style, with descriptions of New England and private liberal arts college life that are breathtaking in their depth. Tartt's ... Read full review

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User Review  - StevenJohnTait - LibraryThing

I liked this book. Unlike many people I actually preferred The Goldfinch, but this book is well written, with interesting characters and will keep you entertained. Read full review

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User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

Richard is on a scholarship when he goes to college in New England. He gets into an elite Greek program, with only a few other students in it. All the other students are rich and don’t think about ... Read full review

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User Review  - jimgysin - LibraryThing

A small liberal arts college in Vermont is the setting for this one. A California kid of modest means hooks up with a very small group of trust fund undergrads and begins to study the classics. In ... Read full review

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User Review  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

There was a point in the middle of this book when I felt like bailing on it. Do I really care about any of these characters? Can I even tell them apart? However, something about the "Crime and ... Read full review

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User Review  - CarmenMilligan - LibraryThing

***SPOILERS*** Summary: Truly deserving of the accolade a modern classic, Donna Tartt’s novel is a remarkable achievement—both compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful. Under the influence of ... Read full review

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User Review  - pgchuis - LibraryThing

SPOILERS I'm giving this three stars, even though I am giving up reading it at page 172, because I very much enjoyed the first 150 odd pages. I found the narrator, Richard, unlikeable, but in a good ... Read full review

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User Review  - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing

I was hooked for the first half of the book, but less so for the second. Read full review

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User Review  - mamashepp - LibraryThing

I know it's supposed to be brilliant but I struggled with this one. I just didn't enjoy it like I expected to. Read full review

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User Review  - mamashepp - LibraryThing

I know it's supposed to be brilliant but I struggled with this one. I just didn't enjoy it like I expected to. Read full review


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