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5.0 out of 5 stars
Afrikaner's view on excellent read, 2 Feb 2004
There is nobody , in my opinion , that uses the english language in a more beautiful way than D. Tartt . She really introduced me to the english language as a thing of beauty . It is obvious that she knows the meaning of words in their exact settings . As in an enormous and colourfull painting , I can still see every character and scene cleary . I can hear and smell the whole community . In my opinion the death of Robin was an accident . A child playing with a rope . That is what the eldest daughter saw . I have become a big fan of D. Tartt , and will reread ' The Little Friend ' , rather than 'The secret History ' .