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Just a thought,
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This review is from: The Secret History (Penguin Celebrations) (Paperback)
There is enough in this book to merit a long discussion but with zillions of excellent reviews already on Amazon, here are just a few thoughts instead.
Bizarrely, I can see merit in nearly all responses one star through to five stars. There are some very cogent views and I only really disagree with the most zealous five star reviewers. I have sat on the fence with a three star review. Maybe this is something of a chameleon of a book.
When I saw a dedication at the start to Brett Easton Ellis my attitude to this work resembled a hyena circling a downed wildebeest. It is to Ms Tartt's immense credit that she overcame my preconceptions.
To a potential purchaser I would offer a suggestion that if you have read and liked either The Magus, The Distant Echo or On Beulah Height, then this work may appeal.