The Secret History

WRITING: ☆☆☆☆☆
CHARACTERISATION: ☆☆☆☆☆
OVERALL : ☆☆☆☆☆

What are the dead, anyway, but waves and energy? Light shining from a dead star?

I’ve seen this book worshipped by the “dark academia” fanatics on tumblr.

I definitely have heard of Donna Tartt’s talent of attracting a reader like a magnet, inticing in a very eloquent way. Despite all of this, I wasn’t prepared for the ending of this book.

By far, the best use of a plot twist I have ever read.

I think I didn’t get the sense that I really love these characters, until the end of the book. The way Tartt describes her characters is interesting and something I haven’t come across before. She somehow manages to put them on a pedestal and simultaneously portray them in a bad light.

It was quite a lengthy read, but I found myself taking my time with this book because I wanted to really devour it.

Ex astris, sara

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