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The Secret History by Donna Tartt

ashlychn's review against another edition

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4.0

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lenka_lolo's review against another edition

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dark mysterious medium-paced

4.0

pinxsol's review against another edition

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4.0

This was a whole journey. Honestly there's nothing I can say to add to this, I loved everything in this book, enjoyed every minute of reading it.
I guess my only annoyance (which I wouldn't even call an annoyance if I had a better word for it), that didn't hinder me from my enjoyment in any way, was the typical american "college student life": drugs, parties, drinking. I'm not american so I can't say if it was true to life or not, but it felt a bit exaggerated to me.
Otherwise, though, this book felt very real. The second part sometimes felt like a smack to the face, when a caricature of a person is suddenly brought to life.

_zrtx_'s review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

hikae's review against another edition

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5.0

absolute masterpiece

sara___'s review against another edition

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3.0

I'm rating this 3 stars because of:
1. the absolutely pointless racist and homophobic slurs
2. THE INCEST PLOT WHAT THE GENUINE FUCK WAS THAT

theaah's review against another edition

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5.0

Surpassed all expectations.

The characters are both exquisitely painted, but also seen through a kaleidoscope which distorts them in shocking but believable fashion.


caedy's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

denarell's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

druidcityreader's review against another edition

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dark reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0