The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

864 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary dark emotional reflective slow-paced
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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 by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormente...

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Community Reviews Summary of 58,809 reviews

Moods

emotional 71%
dark 70%
reflective 59%
sad 53%
tense 40%
challenging 35%
mysterious 31%
adventurous 28%
hopeful 9%
inspiring 9%
funny 8%
informative 4%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 72%
medium 25%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 54% | A mix: 39% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 39% | No: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 53% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.94

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