Monday, March 10, 2014

The Goldfinch

by Donna Tartt

At 13 years old, Theo Decker loses his mother in a terrorist bombing, steals a priceless painting, and begins the journey of a lifetime - one that takes him from New York City to Las Vegas to Amsterdam.

The Goldfinch is a riveting story.  Donna Tartt paints a colorful portrait of Theo along with Boris, Hobie and Pippa.  Theo's survival depends on the kindness of strangers, but they are often his downfall.

I put off reading The Goldfinch because of the sheer heft of it.  At 784 pages, I thought I didn't have time.  Now, I only wish that I had read it sooner.  Read the book before you see the movie.  You will be so happy you did.


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