The Secret History
Truly deserving of the accolade "Modern Classic", Donna Tartt's novel "The Secret History" is a remarkable achievement - both compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England... show more
Truly deserving of the accolade "Modern Classic", Donna Tartt's novel "The Secret History" is a remarkable achievement - both compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and for ever.
Publish date: 10-1993
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 503
Edition language: English
First off I have to say that reading a book that consisted primarily of a bunch of rich kids (almost all characters, not the main one) not wanting to own up to something terrible they did because who would that benefit was mind boggling to me. I just read most of the book feeling pretty much appalle...
This was not my cup of tea at all. Rather than a genuine tea brand it was a mix of several flavours (the pungent King flavour, the indulgent Fitzgerlad flavour, the blunt Franzen flavour, the rancid Rand flavour) and still it felt pretty tasteless. I am putting the cup down half empty, can’t stand t...
The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we came to understand the gravity of our situation. The Secret History tells the story of Richard Papen, a poor boy from California, who starts his studies at an east coast college. Richard is particularly int...
Five college students commit murder. They mercilessly kill one of their supposedly best friends. Someone that they used to trust, laugh with, share secrets with, and treat as their own family. But all of that changed over the semester. These seemingly ordinary students privately study the Classics w...
Dziś chciałbym napisać kilka słów o niesamowitym literackim debiucie. O książce tak innej od wszystkich jakie do tej pory czytałem, że aż trudno mi było się do niej ustosunkować. Wyobraźcie sobie bowiem młodego chłopaka, który po kilku próbach odnalezienia swojej życiowej drogi (nieudane studia medy...