The Goldfinch

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  • Paperback
  • 976 pages
  • The Goldfinch
  • Donna Tartt
  • English
  • 26 November 2017
  • 0316055425

About the Author: Donna Tartt

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The Goldfinch WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind.Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction Stephen King, The New York Times Book ReviewTheo Decker, a 13 year old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works He is alienated and in love and at the center of a narrowing, everdangerous circle.The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay up all night and tell all your friends triumph, an old fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate. New Download [ The Goldfinch ] By [ Donna Tartt ] – johndore.co.uk

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15 thoughts on “The Goldfinch

  1. Oriana says:

    So listen Look I am a READER, right I mean, I read all the time, everywhere, every day, a book a week But most of the time the book I m reading is a dull throb beneath my fingers, a soft hum behind my eyes, a lovely way to spend a bit of time in between things as I meander through my life You know It s something I adore, but softly, passively, and often forgetfully very nice while it s happening, but flitting away quickly after I m on to the next.And then sometimes there is a book that is So listen Look I am a READER, right I mean, I read all the time, everywhere, every day, a book a week But most of the time the book I m reading is a dull throb beneath my fingers, a soft hum behind my eyes, a lovely way to spend a bit of time in between things as I meander through my life You know It s something I adore, but softly, passively, and often forgetfully very nice while it s happening, but flitting away quickly after I m on to the next.And then sometimes there is a book that islike a red hot fucking coal, a thrum nearly audible whenever I m close to it, a magnetic pull that stops me doing anything else and zings me back so strongly that I just want to bury myself in its tinnitus at all times five minutes in line a the bank, two minutes in the elevator, thirty seconds while my coffee date checks her email gorging myself with sentences and paragraphs until the whole world...

  2. Diane says:

    Never have I been so conflicted about a book Parts of it I loved Parts of it I hated Sometimes I wanted to praise it Other times I wanted to abandon it I m relieved I ve finally finished this novel 771 pages Good grief because I can stop debating whether or not to keep reading it.It s difficult to talk about The Goldfinch without being spoiler y, but I shall try What I appreciated most was the lovely prose some sections are truly beautiful Donna Tartt can write an arresting paragrap Never have I been so conflicted about a book Parts of it I loved Parts of it I hated Sometimes I wanted to praise it Other times I wanted to abandon it I m relieved I ve finally finished this novel 771 pages Good grief because I can stop debating whether or not to keep reading it.It s difficult to talk about The Goldfinch without being spoiler y, but I shall try What I appreciated most was the lovely prose some sections are truly beautiful Donna Tartt can write an arresting paragraph, to be sure Here is one that gave me pause I don t care what anyone says or how often or winningly they say it no one will ever, ever be able to persuade me that life is some awesome, rewarding treat Because, here s the truth life is catastrophe The basic fact of existence of walking around trying to feed ourselves and find friends and whatever else we do is catastrophe Forget al...

  3. Rick says:

    I have not read Tartt s two previous, and by most accounts, superior novels In The Goldfinch you can see that the talent is there but something is drastically off in the storytelling The book drags and drags It exasperates with unnecessary detail that calls annoyed attention to a critical lack of credibility throughout The narrator is like one of those panhandlers who stop you on the street and provides too long a story about some travail my mom and I were just mugged they took her to the h I have not read Tartt s two previous, and by most accounts, superior novels In The Goldfinch you can see that the talent is there but something is drastically off in the storytelling The book drags and drags It exasperates with unnecessary detail that calls annoyed attention to a critical lack of credibility throughout The narrator is like one of those panhandlers who stop you on the street and provides too long a story about some travail my mom and I were just mugged they took her to the hospital and I need to get to New Jersey to tell my dad who s deaf but first I have to get to the hospital which is like a thirty minute cab ride away in Brooklyn and she need...

  4. Jennie Menke says:

    Audible OH MY GAWD Who ARE you people giving this 5 star raves I m not even half way yet and I m wondering if I will be able to weather this ridiculously long book that keeps getting sidetracked by just about every teenage pothole you can think of And can we talk about motherless orphans I ve lost track of how many motherless main characters are in this book How can I be this far out of touch with other reviewers Halfway thru now Spending lots of energy trying to be less harsh and t Audible OH MY GAWD Who ARE you people giving this 5 star raves I m not even half way yet and I m wondering if I will be able to weather this ridiculously long book that keeps getting sidetracked by just about every teenage pothole you can think of And can we talk about motherless orphans I ve lost track of how many motherless main characters are in this book How can I be this far out of touch with other reviewers Halfway thru now Spending lots of energy trying to be less harsh and trying to enjoy the ride tartt is taking me on But I am not succeeding This book is utter ridiculousness Not believable at ALL and this morning my friend informed me it was named Book of the Year I m speechless Three quarters done Bottom line Theo has become a very unlikeable guy The pages and pages of minutia detail often building intrigue and suspense are pointless and often left unresolved Reading this book reminds me of watching the tv show Lost You think MAN I wonder how they are going to explain that polar bea...

  5. Alan Wolk says:

    The Goldfinch is a brilliant story with memorable characters and most of the book is incredibly well done and fun to read Most being the operative word.Tartt needed an editor to cut out a lot of the repetitive detail Like several other reviewers, I too found myself page skimming sometimes the detail is fascinating, oftentimes it s unnecessary and just slows down the story There are a few other nits a good editor could have fixed, e.g the internet makes cameo appearances but it s inconsis The Goldfinch is a brilliant story with memorable characters and most of the book is incredibly well done and fun to read Most being the operative word.Tartt needed an editor to cut out a lot of the repetitive detail Like several other reviewers, I too found myself page skimming sometimes the detail is fascinating, oftentimes it s unnecessary and just slows down the story There are a few other nits a good editor could have fixed, e.g the internet makes cameo appearances but it s inconsistent characters will make use of it in the way people do in 2013 but then later in the same scene they seem to forget it exists and there s muchof the latter than the former Tartt recently did an interview with the New York Times where she admits to only using the web to look up phone numbers and her unfamiliarity is pretty evident, which is a problem in a novel whose main protagonists are 20somethings , a number of key plo...

  6. Peggy says:

    I, Boris, character in this book will give you honest opinion Very honest If you are reading this, asking yourself, should I read this book which is 771 pages Very heavy, not that The Idiot was not 656 pages, so not length I am afraid of If you are wondering, should I read I answer for you already and say no I am one of best things in book, at least not all the time moody, gloomy and so stupid I do not not even look in package Even though I am very important character I must tell you, not I, Boris, character in this book will give you honest opinion Very honest If you are reading this, asking yourself, should I read this book which is 771 pages Very heavy, not that The Idiot was not 656 pages, so not length I am afraid of If you are wondering, should I read I answer for you already and say no I am one of best things in book, at least not all the time moody, gloomy and so stupid I do not not even look in package Even though I am very important character I must tell you, not worth your time to read this Okay to read beginning, some middle, end but if was me, better to be having a pop than all the time reading about depressed guy who wastes so many good drugs Bad things happen All the time bad things Does not mean cannot enjoy life Does not mean should make many people spend very much money on depressing book Not to say is not masterpiece to some people but why spend money on this misery Cannot all own masterpiece Potter think he ...

  7. Stephen King says:

    Theo Decker s mother is killed in a bombing that rocks the Metropolitan Museum of Art Theo, unharmed, escapes with a valuable painting called The Goldfinch He carries this symbol of grief and loss from early adolescence into an adulthood fraught with danger a...

  8. Chaima ✨ شيماء says:

    not to call myself out but I m at the point in my life where reading books before the movie comes out qualifies as being productive

  9. Lisa Kelsey says:

    As I read the reviews I am fascinated by the fact that I agree with aspects of many of them, whether they rate the book one, two, three, or even four stars Even the positive reviews point out the very many flaws I suppose it all comes down to what you are willing to tolerate in a novel I found Tartt s writing to be at times quite lovely, but I got the feeling she is a little too enad with her own skill I am surprised to see the novel described as dense It was very, very unnecessarily As I read the reviews I am fascinated by the fact that I agree with aspects of many of them, whether they rate the book one, two, three, or even four stars Even the positive reviews point out the very many flaws I suppose it all comes down to what you are willing to tolerate in a novel I found Tartt s writing to be at times quite lovely, but I got the feeling she is a little too enad with her own skill I am surprised to see the novel described as dense It was very, very unnecessarily, in my opinion long, but it was the opposite of dense More like bloated with lots of pretty fluff When Theo is making his again, long and mysteriously uninterrupted way out of the Met in the beginning, I knew right away I was in for a severely under edited read, and suspension of disbelief of inordinate proportions would be called upon.I am not a reader who must like or identify with the main character, or even any of them, ...

  10. Gene Schmidt says:

    This was a huge disappointment for me The opening New York sections were excellent, the description of the museum bombing and the whole Mansfield Park thing Tartt has going with Theo and the Barbour family, all of this works beautifully I was excited to keep on reading to see where it all ended up, but once things move to Las Vegas the story takes a seriously wrong turn I seem to be a minority opinion here, but there you have it I do remember sitting up all night in 1992 reading The Secret H This was a huge disappointment for me The opening New York sections were excellent, the description of the museum bombing and the whole Mansfield Park thing Tartt has going with Theo and the Barbour family, all of this works beautifully I was excited to keep on reading to see where it all ended up, but once things move to Las Vegas the story takes a seriously wrong turn I seem to be a minority opinion here, but there you have it I do remember sitting up all night in 1992 reading The Secret History But this is something elseI have to wonder for whom Tartt thinks she s writing Does she really imagine that intelligent adult readers are going to be enthralled with hundreds of pages detailing the antics of a pair of burned out druggie teenagers who spend their time smoking weed, swilling vodka, and dining on packets of sugar and whatever junk food delicacies they can boost from the local supermarket Well, perhaps t...

  11. karen says:

    okay so i read it and i don t want to be all gloaty gus for those of you who still have to wait three whole months to get your hands on a copy, but i will say, in brief, that it is worth waiting for it is worth waiting three months for, as you knew it would be, but i don t know if i can wait another eleven years for another book because she s still got it it is beautifully written it is everything you hoped it would be characters as complicated and nuanced as real people situations alter okay so i read it and i don t want to be all gloaty gus for those of you who still have to wait three whole months to get your hands on a copy, but i will say, in brief, that it is worth waiting for it is worth waiting three months for, as you knew it would be, but i don t know if i can wait another eleven years for another book because she s still got it it is beautifully written it is everything you hoped it would be characters as complicated and nuanced as real people situations alternately lovely and bleak story that tightens up as you are nearing the finish line, ripping you into two parts must find out what happens, and must read slowly or it will be over too soon i read the synopsis of the book pretty much as soon as it was announced, ...

  12. Jeffrey Keeten says:

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014 Congratulations Donna Tartt And I m hoping there s some larger truth about suffering here, or at least my understanding of it although I ve come to realize that the only truths that matter to me are the ones I don t, and can t, understand What s mysterious, ambiguous, inexplicable What doesn t fit into a story, what doesn t have a story.Because what if that particular goldfinch and it is very particular had never been captured or bor Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014 Congratulations Donna Tartt And I m hoping there s some larger truth about suffering here, or at least my understanding of it although I ve come to realize that the only truths that matter to me are the ones I don t, and can t, understand What s mysterious, ambiguous, inexplicable What doesn t fit into a story, what doesn t have a story.Because what if that particular goldfinch and it is very particular had never been captured or born into captivity, displayed in some household where the painter Fabritius was able to see it It can never have understood why it was forced to live in such misery bewildered by noise as I imagine , distressed by smoke, barking dogs, cooking smells, teased by drunkards and children, tethered to fly on the shortest of chains Yet even a child can see its dignity thimble of bravery, all fluff and brittle ...

  13. Rick Riordan says:

    Adult contemporary fiction The Goldfinch was the book to read last year, so I didn t read it Happily I corrected that over the last few weeks It s the story of young Theo whose mother dies in a terrorist explosion at the Metropolitan Museum in New York In the ensuing chaos, Theo escapes with his mother s favorite painting, The Goldfinch, a priceless Dutch masterpiece that becomes Theo s secret treasure and also the albatross around his neck The story follows Theo into adulthood, through a s Adult contemporary fiction The Goldfinch was the book to read last year, so I didn t read it Happily I corrected that over the last few weeks It s the story of young Theo whose mother dies in a terrorist explosion at the Metropolitan Museum in New York In the ensuing chaos, Theo escapes with his mother s favorite painting, The Goldfinch, a priceless Dutch masterpiece that becomes Theo s secret treasure and also the albatross around his neck The story follows Theo into adulthood, through a series of tragedies and misadventures, until at last, he must face the music in regards to the missing painting The novel is part coming of age story, part mystery, part rumination on the value of a human life versus the value of art The writing is evocative yet accessible The characters are wonderfully evoked ...

  14. LeeAnne says:

    The Goldfinchby Donna TarttThis isthan a beautifully written novel It is a life philosophy and a love letter to great art Life is full of struggle and hardship but the beauty we encounter along the way can make it worth living Three Medlars and a Butterfly by Adrian CoortThe Dutch invented the microscope, she said They were jewelers, grinders of lenses They want it all as detailed as possible because even the tiniest things mean somethi The Goldfinchby Donna TarttThis isthan a beautifully written novel It is a life philosophy and a love letter to great art Life is full of struggle and hardship but the beauty we encounter along the way can make it worth living Three Medlars and a Butterfly by Adrian CoortThe Dutch invented the microscope, she said They were jewelers, grinders of lenses They want it all as detailed as possible because even the tiniest things mean something Whenever you see flies or insects in a still life a wilted petal, a black spot on the apple the painter is giving you a secret message He s telling you that living things don t last it s all temporary Death in life That s why...

  15. Jeanette "Astute Crabbist" says:

    1.5 starsThe Mysterious Case of the Shrinking RatingOh, kiddies I don t know where to start in describing my experience of this enormous hunk of enormousness I came within less than 200 pages of finishing it, but I cannot go on A brief and crabby synopsis of my experience with this book First 200 pages This is outrageously excellent Five stars for sure Next 200 pages Getting really sick of Theo and Boris and substance abuse Four stars, but only if it improves soon Next 170 pages 1.5 starsThe Mysterious Case of the Shrinking RatingOh, kiddies I don t know where to start in describing my experience of this enormous hunk of enormousness I came within less than 200 pages of finishing it, but I cannot go on A brief and crabby synopsis of my experience with this book First 200 pages This is outrageously excellen...