Tartt Tale

Dickens meets Nietzsche meets Dostoyevsky in Donna Tartt’s third novel. Fabritius’ The Goldfinch, is the masterpiece of this tale. It becomes young Theodore Decker’s only glimmer of light as his life is blown to smithereens one afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum post- 9/11. As fate fractures, the tethered finch on a shelf foretells shackles of guilt and self-loathing.

Full review on TrekBooks. Painting at The Frick Collection thru Jan 19. DutchMasters. No. Not the cigars.

3 Replies to “Tartt Tale”

    1. Lucky you! Going to warm weather.

      Goldfinch is a bit dark, but 800 pages will serve you well round trip. I’d read the series about the homeless girl, Dasani, in the NYTimes if I had a choice. Safe travels. Have fun.


  1. Is it Dostoyevsky or Dostoevsky? Transliteration so either one I guess.

    Fabritius’ The Goldfinch is at The Frick Collection thru Jan 19 2014. Of course, Tartt uses the artist’s own story as the set piece as he died in an explosion at his home in the Netherlands.


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