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  • The Goldfinch
  • Donna Tartt
  • English
  • 12 November 2017
  • 9780316055437

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  1. 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

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    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 itIt's difficult to talk about The Goldfinch without being spoiler y but I shall try What I appreciated most was the lovely prose — some secti

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    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 exasperate

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    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 work

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    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 ma

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    The Goldfinch is a brilliant story with memorable characters and most of the book is incredibly well done and fun to readMost being the operative wordTartt needed an editor to cut out a lot of the repetitive deta

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    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 wha

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    I Boris character in this book will give you honest opinion Very honest If you are reading this asking yourself should I r

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    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 fr

  10. says:

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

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The Goldfinch

It begins with a boy Theo Decker a thirteen 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 hi. 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 needs this medication that was in her purse which got stolen but I didn t get a chance to tell the EMTs about so I have to find a Duane Reade and get the prescription filled which costs about fifteen dollars if you could just help me out with part of it I ll pay you back like tomorrow I have my address and phone number written down here I am really embarrassed and would never ever ask a stranger for help like this but this was our first ever trip to New York City and we never thought anything like this still happened but They are telling you so much because they want than the average panhandler not uarters or a buck but a ten or twenty They hope the detail dazzles or distracts However the they tell you the you know it s all a lie The extra details only betrayIn The Goldfinch the betraying detail is in things large and small Theo the narrator notices and remembers everything but no one else seems capable of noticing anything in the moment even when it s their job to As a reader you are left wondering for example would a teenager struggling in shock through a scene of devastation have noticed and remembered fourteen years later the names on office doors as he is trying to find his way out of a bombed building You never believe that Theo could have left the museum without anyone noticing him but he has to So an immense amount of detail is added to provide a masking confusion But if he was in the building long enough following the explosion for emergency personnel to arrive begin rescue efforts and then leave the building because of fear of another bomb would there have been a door within the cordoned off perimeter that didn t have police and emergency workers watching itReduced to a plot line everything in the story can be made plausible transformed into 771 pages of excessive description and your skepticism is teased and taunted from the beginning and at every turn of the pageA book this long needs to be put down freuently you are at your stop on the subway it s time to move a load of laundry from the washer to the dryer time for a meal or bed Only once did I put The Goldfinch down with regret that I couldn t continue reading Every other time I was relieved At page 100 200 and even at page 700 I wasn t sure I was going to continue reading until the end This isn t to say the Tartt can t craft a sentence isn t well read or a capable researcher or smart as a whip She can and is But in execution this is tied for the most tedious and disappointing reading experience in 2013 The Goldfinch is the story of a stolen painting and a lost boy and the many bad decisions he makes influenced by bad genetics and the bad example of his father by the trauma of violence of the worst kind and several kinds of dislocation At no point does Tartt convince you that Theo is something other than a poorly realized grand idea and that the plot character and actions are than an academic exercise The novel has been called Dickensian in its marketing campaign and by some critics It has also made The New York Times s list of five best works of fiction in 2013 Both facts baffle me beyond words

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S unbearable longing for his mother he clings to one thing that reminds him of her a small mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of artAs an adult Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiues store where he works He is alienated and in love. 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 uarters 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 bear Only to wait four years and find out that they never do Oh My Gosh I just finished The ending does not disappoint What a diaphanous extravaganza of words Of lists Of never ending stream of consciousness pompoonery Yes I made that word up It s the merging of pompous and tom foolery Is Tartt serious Can she really be seriously presenting up this book with a straight face The ending is Utterly astonishingly perfectly awful If you are reading this and wondering if you should finish the book Yes Do it Then report back here I need the company Update on 4114After 400 comments to this review that was never meant for any purpose other than my own entertainment so that I might remember the book I feel the need to add the following To anyone wondering if they should still read this book since reviewers are so divided eg you either LOVE it or HATE it by all means YES Read it But if you find you are hating it within 100 pages just put it down and walk away Because it won t ever get better for you Really do as I say and not as I do Put It Down For those who LOVE this book Good for you I am truly happy for you There is nothing better than a book you love Now move along because the 9 pages of comments here are for those who don t and will just make you mad Full Dark, No Stars into the underworld of artAs an adult Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiues store where he works He If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, is alienated and 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida in love. Audible OH MY GAWD Who ARE you people giving this 5 star raves I m not even half way yet and I m wondering La ética de la crueldad 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 3052 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 Mercator is utter ridiculousness Not believable at ALL and this morning my friend Pasos perdidos en Granada informed me Suffering and no suffering it was named Book of the Year I m speechless Three uarters done Bottom line Theo has become a very unlikeable guy The pages and pages of minutia detail often building Can We Live 150 Years? 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 bear Only to wait four years and find out that they never do Oh My Gosh I just finished The ending does not disappoint What a diaphanous extravaganza of words Of lists Of never ending stream of consciousness pompoonery Yes I made that word up It s the merging of pompous and tom foolery Is Tartt serious Can she really be seriously presenting up this book with a straight face The ending The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears is Utterly astonishingly perfectly awful If you are reading this and wondering Robs Shiny Dumptruck if you should finish the book Yes Do Business English it Then report back here I need the company Update on 4114After 400 comments to this review that was never meant for any purpose other than my own entertainment so that I might remember the book I feel the need to add the following To anyone wondering Roller Girl if they should still read this book since reviewers are so divided eg you either LOVE Mama Glow it or HATE Fire in the Sky it by all means YES Read olga spessivtzeva it But ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! if you find you are hating I Am Providence it within 100 pages just put An Unexpected Magick (The Draegan Lords, it down and walk away Because The Weirdest Noob (The Weirdest Noob it won t ever get better for you Really do as I say and not as I do Put It Down For those who LOVE this book Good for you I am truly happy for you There WeVe Only Just Begun is nothing better than a book you love Now move along because the 9 pages of comments here are for those who don t and will just make you mad

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And at the center of a narrowing ever dangerous circle The Goldfinch combines vivid characters mesmerizing language and suspense while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the deepest mysteries of love identity and art It is an old fashioned story of loss and obsession survival and self invention and the ruthless machinations of fat. 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 uite 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 uponI am not a reader who must like or identify with the main character or even any of them but I do reuire them to at least be interesting or representative of a larger idea in some way if not then I at least want to be able to root for them Here I found the characters unlikable except for Hobie and Pippa but they just fade in and out and with no real emotional resonance Theo s mourning for his mother in particular felt vaguely like a lovesick teenager s rendition of grief in a creative writing class His relationships with women are so shallow and unconvincing as to suggest that he is deeply closeted But with his lecturing at the end pursuing what your heart desires etc I would think he would come clean on this point if that were the caseEven the discussion of the eponymous painting is lacking It s as if the author didn t bother to research the piece does she not know that Google exists All the muddled philosophizing at the end left me unimpressed In the end it was in the words of Bart Simpson just a bunch of stuff that happened A long mostly tedious read with very little or no payoffIf you are like me and finish a book you start no matter what I would seriously give the reviews here a read before committing to it


About the Author: Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt is an American writer who received critical acclaim for her first two novels The Secret History and The Little Friend which have been translated into thirty languages Tartt was the 2003 winner of the WH Smith Literary Award for The Little Friend Her novel The Goldfinch won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 The daughter of Don and Taylor Tartt she was born in Greenwood Mississippi but r