A review by seaofclouds
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

adventurous dark emotional funny inspiring mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This book is incredible. If you need an escape with existential commentary, this is a great choice. The prose is beautiful and devastating. The characters are witty and expertly crafted. Boris and Theo’s humor in the Vegas era had me smiling and laughing, while other moments had me on the floor with the book in dysphoria. And it’s all so artfully woven together. Unforgettable read

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