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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  - kayanelson - LibraryThing

I really liked Part I of this book. Getting to know the characters leading up to the "big event." But the Part II just dragged on and on. I read this book because some people liked it more than The Goldfinch but that slow moving 2nd half makes that questionable for me. 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  - Vulco1 - LibraryThing

Good book. I had read this one years ago. I remember it being a slow, cynical and heavy spiral into the lives of kids at a liberal arts college. I think it has a very Bret Easton Ellis and Great ... Read full review

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User Review  - lydia1879 - LibraryThing

How to even review this book, good Lord. We begin with Richard the narrator, being allowed into an elite group of students who study Greek with one single professor. Interestingly, Richard is an ... Read full review

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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  - ValerieAndBooks - LibraryThing

I loved this novel. Even though we know from the very beginning who was killed and by whom, this novel set at a small and remote liberal arts college still manages to create foreboding and suspense ... Read full review

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User Review  - Westwest - LibraryThing

It's rare to see a contemporary novel with this degree of character development. The Secret History is a Greek tragedy with Dickensian characters. Bunny struck me like a Harold Skimpole from hell and ... Read full review

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User Review  - JoniMFisher - LibraryThing

Languid examination of confused college students This story dives deeply into the complex coming of age of a group of disturbed, egotistical students who believe they are enlightened. Their search for identity and belonging leads them into darkness, pulling the reader along with dream-like prose. 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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