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5.0 out of 5 stars Past meets Present., 4 Sep 2006
This review is from: The Secret History (Paperback)
I would recommend The Secret History to anyone because it is truly superb.

I don't normally read much fiction, and I prefer fast paced story lines and authors who do not include too much detail and description. However, The Secret History is the opposite to this and I loved it. The plot moves slowly but this allows for interesting psychological insights about each character to develop. Donna Tartt's readable style of writing kept me intrigued and wanting to know what would happen right up until the final page.

From the outset the story appears to be the usual tale of a group of young friends at university, but this soon turns into a tale of self-destruction. Although the book is set in modern times, the characters all seem to be trapped in their own world and are fairly closed off to the rest of society. This makes them come across as quite old fashioned. The frequent references to Ancient Greek language and culture also give the book a sense of history and antiquation. Thus the book is truly a modern classic. Read it!
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Initial post: 15 Apr 2009 11:31:27 BDT
Hi,

My names Angela, and I am in requirement of people to complete two questionnaires which I have put together to aid me in designing a new book cover for 'The Secret History'.

I am a Graphic Design Student at Staffordshire university, and I have been provided a competition brief by Penguin Books to re-design the cover of 'The Secret History' , and in doing so I need to derive some information about it's reading audience. None of the questions asked require any amount of personal information, just simple questions about taste's etc.

If you would be willing to complete these two brief questionnaires it would be of great help to me! I would e-mail the questionnaires to you, to whichever e-mail address you would so prefer, and i would thereafter get rid of your e-mail address from my computer.

If you would be willing to complete these questionnaires for me please contact me at:

Punkruler@hotmail.com.

Hope to hear from you soon,
Angela Irving
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