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The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

leilabp4's review

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adventurous dark emotional reflective sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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mnower's review

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mysterious reflective medium-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

5.0

ckjesq's review

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4.0

The last chapter makes the whole book - and boris’ - I can just picture him as I can the goldfinch. Tartt is so skilled at writing about characters - how is it then that I simply cannot see Potter?

nicolebergeson's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

elizabethberger's review

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4.0

Phew. That was a bit of a marathon to start the new year on. There are parts of this that I absolutely loved, pages and pages that simply flew by. Then there are parts that drag, where every sentence seems to take an age.

viveknshah's review

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4.0

Ever been on a trek? This is the literary version of it. You trudge through some bits on this arduous trek, you find random surprises at other corners but the whole experience leaves you breathless as you retrospect over a unique experience that you just went through. This could have been much shorter than it is , even if my biceps probably got some flexing done in an otherwise sedentary lifestyle. I usually don't but this book had me skimming a few pages at will. Boris will remain etched in memory from this book.

tanulewicz's review

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5.0

I flew through it because the plot was so compelling, and now I am re-reading it so I can linger in her language. Wonderful book.

panda_ru74's review

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adventurous dark slow-paced

5.0

cmcaus's review against another edition

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challenging dark reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

preeti_3003's review against another edition

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slow-paced

5.0