The Little Friend
Bestselling author Donna Tartt returns with a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, innocence and evil. The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother’s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents’ yard. Twelve years... show more
Bestselling author Donna Tartt returns with a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, innocence and evil. The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother’s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents’ yard. Twelve years later Robin’s murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated. So it is that Robin’s sister Harriet—unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson--sets out to unmask his killer. Aided only by her worshipful friend Hely, Harriet crosses her town’s rigid lines of race and caste and burrows deep into her family’s history of loss. Filled with hairpin turns of plot and “a bustling, ridiculous humanity worthy of Dickens” (The New York Times Book Review), The Little Friend is a work of myriad enchantments by a writer of prodigious talent.
Publish date: October 28th 2003
Pages no: 640
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
This is not a proper "review" of the book The Little Friend, but I do want to register with all possible emphasis and enthusiasm what is clearly a minority view of it: This is Donna Tartt's best novel. Hear me out, please. Yes, I've read all three of her books, and I've enjoyed all of them quite a...
I was beginning to think I'd never see the end of this book. This is the third book I've read by Donna Tartt and I'm sad to say it's my least favorite. Definitely not up to par with The Secret History and The Goldfinch both of which I thought were excellent. This story takes place in Mississippi ...
Busy with birthdays, but this review will be up as soon as all these kids stop celebrating their existence. (My son's b-day is today, and my daughter's is on the 7th). Yep. I'm broke.
bookshelves: mystery-thriller, published-2002 So, *faux yawn* they made Snakes on a Plane - if it were bad 'n' ugly snake action folks were missing in their lives, they should of stayed home and read this instead. *shudder* The narrative takes place in Mississippi in the late 1970s, but the cen...