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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch

NappyDSM, April 14, 2014

Hooray for the Pulitzer committee! Donna Tartt is without doubt one of the most gifted novelists of our era. Twenty years after the publication of her spellbinding, literary-cult-inspiring The Secret History, we finally have The Goldfinch as further proof of Ms. Tartt's incantatory prowess. Far from being a mere plot device, the "rescue" of a small 17th Century Dutch painting serves as a window into the world of its hero's loves and obsessions, his meditations on friendship, loyalty, and of the role of art in our lives. As you are pulled into its vivid whirlwind of suspense, try playing director and cast it as the blockbuster film it will certainly become this fall. From Pulitzer to Oscar in one breath-taking swoop - and the year's greatest read!
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