Figlio di una madre devota e di un padre inaffidabile, Theo Decker sopravvive, appena tredicenne, all'attentato terroristico che in un istante manda in pezzi la sua vita. Solo a New-York, senza parenti né un posto dove stare, viene accolto dalla ricca famiglia di un suo compagno di scuola. A disagio nella sua nuova casa di Park Avenue, isolato dagli amici e tormentato dall'acuta nostalgia nei confronti della madre, Theo si aggrappa alla cosa che più di ogni altra ha il potere di fargliela sentire vicina: un piccolo quadro dal fascino singolare che, a distanza di anni, lo porterà ad addentrarsi negli ambienti pericolosi della criminalità internazionale. Nel frattempo, Theo cresce, diventa un uomo, si innamora e impara a scivolare con disinvoltura dai salotti più chic della città al polveroso labirinto del negozio di antichità in cui lavora. Finché, preda di una pulsione autodistruttiva impossibile da controllare, si troverà coinvolto in una rischiosa partita dove la posta in gioco è il suo talismano, il piccolo quadro raffigurante un cardellino che forse rappresenta l'innocenza perduta e la bellezza che, sola, può salvare il mondo.
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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 k Leggi tutto
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 diffi Leggi tutto
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 Leggi tutto
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 Leggi tutto
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 l Leggi tutto
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 Leggi tutto
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 Ta Leggi tutto
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 alre Leggi tutto
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
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 anot Leggi tutto
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