The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)

There are very few modern books loved by the public and critics alike.

The Goldfinch is one of them: it spent over thirty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and still won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014.

The Goldfinch is a fantastic book filled with powerful language and complex, flawed, yet likable, characters. It centers around Theo, a teenager at the start of the book, who survives an accident that kills his mother. He moves from guardian to guardian, each new home starkly different than the previous, some of which lead him down dark paths. Throughout the book, he is constantly obsessed with a painting (titled “The Goldfinch”) which serves as his only true comfort in an otherwise reckless and unstable lifestyle. I love this book for the variety of moods and experiences that Theo faces, and for the writing, which is intensely beautiful. Although long, Donna Tartt’s brilliance makes The Goldfinch engaging and perfect for long days at home.

Beautifully written, we guarantee you that it will take you by the hand and lead you on a journey of truths and pains—one which will leave you exhausted and happy and yearning and, why not, even dissatisfied at the end.

Beautifully written, it will take you by the hand and lead you on a journey of truths and pains—one which will leave you exhausted and happy and yearning and, why not, even dissatisfied at the end. We recommend it to anyone who loves to read—and especially to those who prefer long books to movies, and haunting prose to special effects.

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Autore:

Arianna Vanadia Bartolo – Marta Noto

Classe:

II B – Furci Siculo

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