The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

fiction contemporary literary mysterious sad slow-paced

867 pages | first published 2013

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014 Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in ...
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Moods

emotional 66%
dark 63%
sad 55%
reflective 50%
mysterious 37%
tense 33%
challenging 31%
adventurous 26%
funny 7%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 7%
informative 3%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

slow 73%
medium 24%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 56% | A mix: 37% | Plot: 5% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 9% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 36% | No: 21% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 61% | Yes: 23% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

3.93