A review by gothicmoon
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

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


Never before had I loved a book so much and hated the main character as deeply as I hate Theo Decker. 

The prose is gorgeous but the book is simply too long. For nearly  800 pages one would expect plot to exist, but it only shows itself maybe 500 pages in, if thaf. As for character work— well. One of the biggest themes is horrible white ben don't change. 

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