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User Review  - nancyjean19 - LibraryThing

Similar to The Goldfinch, the narrator is a morally (and sexually) ambiguous character drawn in by stronger personalities. To the reader, or to me at least, his classmates were so clearly snooty ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheTrueBookAddict - LibraryThing

Loved it! It completely took over my life. All the other books I'm currently reading were on the back burner until I finished this. I could see myself as Richard (or his female counterpart). This was ... Read full review

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User Review  - ainjel - LibraryThing

I was talking about this book, and how it's one of my favourites, and one of my friends said they didn't "get" it. Which makes sense. This is certainly the type of book you either get or you don't ... Read full review

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User Review  - mooingzelda - LibraryThing

I've been meaning to read this for a long time, and especially so after loving The Goldfinch a couple of years ago (although I didn't get on with The Little Friend). The Secret History did not ... Read full review

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User Review  - sprainedbrain - LibraryThing

This book was every bit as excellent as promised. I've actually put off reading it because I was underwhelmed by The Goldfinch and was in no hurry to try another Tartt book. Happily, I loved ... Read full review

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User Review  - mdoris - LibraryThing

This was a "hump' book for me as I started it in 2017 and finished it today in 2018. I was a fan of The Goldfinch and had been waiting to read this one and I was not disappointed. It is a BIG book in ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheIdleWoman - LibraryThing

I can't praise this book highly enough. On the one hand it's the story of a young man's coming of age at university, and his growing friendship with a tight-knit group of eccentric classicists. On the ... Read full review

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User Review  - LooseMoose - LibraryThing

Everyone that knows me knows that I am a sucker for a flawed character. The more messed-up the character is, the better I like it. The Secret History gave me my rejects, my outcasts, my narcissists ... Read full review

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User Review  - EvelynBernard - LibraryThing

The Secret History mimics a Greek tragedy. Richard Papen, who is studying the Classics is an outsider at a prestigious American college. He manages to become the sixth student in an Ancient Greek ... Read full review

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User Review  - kemilyh1988 - LibraryThing

Well shit. Read full review


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