The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

fiction contemporary literary dark emotional sad slow-paced

784 pages | first published 2013

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A young New Yorker grieving his mother's death is pulled into a gritty underworld of art and wealth in this "extraordinary" and beloved Pulitzer Prize winner from the author of The Secret History that "connects with the heart as well as the mind" ...
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Summary of 34735 reviews

Moods

dark 69%
emotional 69%
reflective 56%
sad 54%
tense 36%
challenging 33%
mysterious 32%
adventurous 25%
funny 7%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 7%
informative 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 75%
medium 23%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 55% | A mix: 37% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 38% | No: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 58% | Yes: 26% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.93

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