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A group of smart, eccentric outcasts at a prestigious New England university are transformed by their charismatic classics professor, who introduces them to a way of life that is radically different from that of their peers. However, once they cross the line into immoral territory, they begin to spiral downward from obsession, through corruption and betrayal, and finally, irrevocably, into evil.
About The Author Donna Tartt
The works of American author Donna Tartt, which have been translated into forty languages, have received both critical and popular acclaim. Her book The Little Friend, which was also up for the Orange Prize for Fiction, won the WH Smith Literary Award in 2003. For her most recent book, The Goldfinch, she received both the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction and the Pulitzer Prize.
The Secret History Book Summary
This was one of the novels that helped shape my engrained preferences for the skillful spheres of novel writing; I maintain the belief that it is superior to all other forms. Yes, let me start by saying that prior (about 2001), I did not consider this to be a masterpiece. This was once among my top 10 items! Tartt writes (masterfully) like any author who wants to sell books: succinctly, with a well-rounded voice that occasionally offers enlightening historical information. I can verify that my pupils dilated throughout my more sophomoric reading of it, but there is something about reading this AFTER college, after the original reading, that detracts from that.
In my opinion, the book’s portrayal of the protagonist receiving information second-hand results in a dilution of the facts. In this post, I explore the intriguing concept of whether everything is merely a product of the narrator’s imagination. Have you read any books similar to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”? As a college student progresses, they may acquire knowledge and skillfully incorporate their true emotions into a unified piece, much like a musician composing a song. Back then, I remember attempting to magnify the trivial and give importance to the insignificant (I was also an outcast in Biology, attending an English programme).
This time, I thought the story was a little shallow (but NOT HOPELESS, like in “The Little Friend”). It’s possible that the characters are interchangeable, and the secret past is only vaguely hinted at. I like this because of that. There is also the appreciation of being affected by a masterpiece earlier in life, when it actually sort of mattered, rather than later.
Melancholic because I’m getting older*—that’s a message a book should definitely convey, don’t you think?
As evidenced by my unsuccessful attempts to read Henry James’ “The Ambassadors” and “The Rise of Silas Lapham,” this results in less time for leisure activities and more time to NOT read. Because of this, Donna Tartt felt like the ideal motivator to break up my recent reading slump.