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The Secret History

3 Ratings: 4.7
A book by Donna Tartt

Tartt's much bruited first novel is a huge (592 pages) rambling story that is sometimes ponderous, sometimes highly entertaining. Part psychological thriller, part chronicle of debauched, wasted youth, it suffers from a basically improbable plot, … see full wiki

Author: Donna Tartt
Genre: Fiction, Psychological Fiction
Publisher: Ballantine Books
2 reviews about The Secret History
review by . September 26, 2002
I read this book almost ten years ago and it still resonates a feeling of having read a book that was satisfying. The elements of suspense, literature, classicism, college life, and growing pains combined for a fulfilling literary experience.   Readers got a glimpse of the privileged life of America's "elite" and how one young man longed to belong. He didn't realize that the games he played would involve murder and deception. I loved the concept of the Classics theme. I plan on re-reading …
review by . May 19, 1998
For a first time novellist, Donna has it down pat. This was referred to me by a friend, and as a compulsive devourer of books I took it with good grace. I read it while holidaying in South East Asia and loved every bit, as did my husband. You will not be disappointed
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