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The Little Friend - Donna Tartt
The Little Friend
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400031696 (1400031699)
ASIN: 1400031699
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 640
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
1.0 Endless Book With no Payoff
This book is not worth reading. If you are considering it, just know that after reading 640 pages, you still don't find out who murdered Robin Cleve Dufresnes. You are stuck jumping around to a myriad of characters with no real ending in sight. When you do get to the end you are going to want to thr...
JerryB
JerryB rated it
5.0 Begging to Differ on "The Little Friend"
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...
In Love of Books and Friendship
In Love of Books and Friendship rated it
3.0 The Little Friend
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 ...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
2.0 Review to come...
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.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
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...
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