At over 750 pages, The Goldfinch requires a significant investment of time and effort. Fortunately, it is more than worth it. Donna Tartt's first novel in more than a decade is a meditation on friendship, loss, loyalty, family, and the intoxicating power of art. It is also a gripping story of a young man trying to make his way in the world after the death of his mother. And it is beautifully written. I mean stop-in your-tracks to reread sentences, beautifully written.
Thanks to my husband for getting me this one for Christmas.