This review is from: The Goldfinch (Hardcover)
It was a few years now when ago I stumbled on a copy of Tartts first book. I read about twenty books a year but I still remember The Secret History well and while her second book The Little Friend wasn't as great as the first, I still had great hopes for The Goldfinch.
The story is told through the eyes of Theo, who as a child has a very traumatic experience very early in the book. The story tells of his hurt and his subsequent journey through his teens and on to adulthood. The book is beautifully written, the characters are colourful and deep and the story is intriguing.
I was really hoping for a book as good as The Secret History and I have to say, if anything The Goldfinch is better. I hope we'll get another book from Tartt before long.