The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

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"A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art"--
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2016]
Edition: First domestic mass market edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780316055420
0316055425
Branch Call Number: PB
Characteristics: 962 pages ; 19 cm

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Jul 07, 2015

The first half was good, then it got really tiresome. I wasted several days just getting to the end of this thing and as other commentators have said, the ending kind of fell flat. Too much philosophizing in various states of drug-induced coma/consciousness throughout. Could have been at least 200 pages shorter.

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