The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

864 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary dark emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

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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Moods

emotional 70%
dark 69%
reflective 57%
sad 55%
tense 37%
challenging 34%
mysterious 31%
adventurous 25%
hopeful 8%
inspiring 8%
funny 7%
informative 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 74%
medium 23%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 55% | A mix: 38% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 39% | No: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 56% | Yes: 27% | 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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