The Secret History by Donna Tartt book review

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Synopsis

Genre: Contemporary, Modern Classic, Thriller, Literary Fiction

520 pages

“Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it.”

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The story is unlike any mystery I have ever read, enticed by the idea of why the murder took place as opposed to who did it. The popularity of the book is almost similar to the plot, in that you feel left out if you haven’t read it and the obsession surrounding it will make you pick up the book so as to understand why everyone freaking loves it.
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Winter Book Recommendations

“Winter is coming.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Hey, fellow readers lovely to see you and hope life is being kind, today’s post is inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (Review) and that is currently winter in some places abroad but 1000 degrees in Nairobi. I really can’t stand the mosquitoes and the uncomfortable heat, the rainy season needs to get here sooner before my skin actually melts.
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A Classy Book Haul (January 2017)

Hey, guys lovely to see you again or you read me (you know what I mean). Hope you are well and the new year isn’t as bad as you expected because today we are going to celebrate new used books… Yes, I bought my first bunch of new used books and let me just say they are delicious. I have been picking up books that I will get to sooner rather than later or immediate reads, this year I don’t want to see a book gather up dust on my shelf.

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt in all its glory

“That life – whatever else it is – is short. That fate is cruel but maybe not random. That Nature (meaning Death) always wins but that doesn’t mean we have to bow and grovel to it. That maybe even if we’re not always so glad to be here, it’s our task to immerse ourselves anyway: wade straight through it, right through the cesspool, while keeping eyes and hearts open. And in the midst of our dying, as we rise from the organic and sink back ignominiously into the organic, it is a glory and a privilege to love what Death doesn’t touch.” 

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After a reading this masterpiece of literature last year, I had to revisit Donna Tartt’s writing just once more because it’s like having my favorite dessert over and over again. If someone were to ask me to describe the Goldfinch I would simply say “It’s a literary perfection told in the most imperfect way!”  She manages to make feel so much that, my brain becomes so numb, one can literally open any page of this book and get so much out of  a paragraph and I am thankful I have two copies (YES! It was so good I had to purchase a hardcover and a paperback) for me to re-read and re-read over and over again.
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