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The Secret History pdf The Secret History , ebook The Secret History , epub The Secret History , doc The Secret History , e-pub The Secret History , The Secret History 656cf02636f Under The Influence Of Their Charismatic Classics Professor, A Group Of Clever, Eccentric Misfits At An Elite New England College Discover A Way Of Thinking And Living That Is A World Away From The Humdrum Existence Of Their Contemporaries But When They Go Beyond The Boundaries Of Normal Morality They Slip Gradually From Obsession To Corruption And Betrayal, And At Last Inexorably Into Evil.


10 thoughts on “The Secret History

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This novel, like so many other first novels, is full of everything that the author wants to show off about herself Like a freshman who annoys everyone with her overbearing sense of importance and unfathomable potential, Donna Tartt wrote this book as though the world couldn t wait to read about all of the bottled up personal beliefs, literary references, and colorfully apt metaphors that she had been storing up since the age of 17.The most fundamentally unlikable thing about this book is that a This novel, like so many other first novels, is full of everything that the author wants to show off about herself Like a freshman who annoys everyone with her overbearing sense of importance and unfathomable potential, Donna Tartt wrote this book as though the world couldn t wait to read about all of the bottled up personal beliefs, literary references, and colorfully apt metaphors that she had been storing up since the age of 17.The most fundamentally unlikable thing about this book is that all of the characters each and every one of th...


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    Five Things About The Secret History This is going to be a difficult book for me to talk about I finished it days ago but I find myself a little verklempt, I ll admit It s been a long time since a book has stuck with me so completely as this one, and I say that having had a quite remarkable year for memorable reading So, the summary is straightforward and completely unhelpful a Californian boy arrives at a private New England college where he falls in with a bunc...


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    The first paragraph of The Secret History roughly sums up the mood of the book In it, the narrator, Richard Papen, says that he thinks his fatal flaw is a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs If you can relate to these words, chances are you ll love The Secret History If not, you ll probably wonder what the fuss is all about Personally, I can totally relate to these words, so I love the book I ve read it over half a dozen times, and while I do think it has its problems, I never The first paragraph of The Secret History roughly sums up the mood of the book In it, the narrator, Richard Papen, says that he thinks his fatal flaw is a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs If you can relate to these words, chances are you ll love The Secret History If not, you ll probably wonder what the fuss is...


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    First of all, if you are one of those people who dismiss a book as inherently bad simply because you just couldn t relaaa yeeete to aunnny of the charaaactaaaars gum smack smack smack then do not read this book If you can relate to anyone in this novel, then I dismiss you as inherently bad In fact, I fucking hate you Yes, you, because my guess is that, as a modern day example of all the characters in this novel, you probably have a goodreads account, and read nothing but tome suh and wr First of all, if you are one of those people who dismiss a book as inherently bad simply because you just couldn t relaaa yeeete to aunnny of the charaaactaaa...


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    Beauty is terror Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before itI have never read anything like this book in my entire life I laid in bed for over an hour last night upon finishing this book, just tossing and turning and thinking about everything I just consumed I still don t think I can put my feelings into words, but I can honestly say this book was a cathartic experience for me, and the irony of the word catharsis being a Greek rooted word is not lost on me, because if this book iBeauty is terror Whatever we call beautiful,...


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    Okay, this book This book was a lot of fun, partially, I think, because it was written in this fashion which made determining whether this was past, present or future virtually impossible It was very romantically written and I tend to go for that sort of thing simple meals of tomato soup and skim milk, five college aged students who drink tea as well as burbon, scotch and on occasion whiskey but not with anything as muddled and middle class as coke mixed in no, they drink it on ice, in thic Okay, this book This book was a lot of fun, partially, I think, because it was written in this fashion which made determining whether this was past, present or future virtually impossible It was very romantically written and I tend to go for that sort of thing simple meals of tomato soup and skim milk, five college aged students who drink tea as well as burbon, scotch and on occasion whiskey but not with anything as muddled and middle class as coke mixed in no, they drink it on ice, in thick lead glass tumblers while spending weekends in a shabby as only the very wealthy can have weekend cottage which is actually a massive Victorian on the New England coast with a grounds keeper.The boys are called eccentric but eccentric doesn t quite cut it They are like no boys I ve ever met dressing souly in dark suits and silken cravats, while the lone female is called Camil...


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    Apparently the New York Times described The Secret History as PowerfulEnthrallingA ferociously well paced entertainment and Time said A smart, craftsman like, viscerally compelling novel Very funny, guys, ha ha and all that They re such jolly jokesters They ll have you believing anything The Secret History is complete tripe no, that s harsh, let me put it another way it s COMPLETE TRIPE oh dear, this keyboard has a mind of its own and is very firm about its opinions too b Apparently the New York Times described The Secret History as PowerfulEnthrallingA ferociously well paced entertainment and Time said A smart, craftsman like, viscerally compelling novel Very funny, guys, ha ha and all that They re such jolly jokesters They ll have you believing anything The Secret History is complete tripe no, that s harsh, let me put it another way it s COMPLETE TRIPE oh dear, this keyboard has a mind of its own and is very firm about its opinions too but this book is also the literary equivalent of novocaine and it s just so cozy.SPACE FOR G...


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    And after we stood whispering in the underbrush one last look at the body and a last look round, no dropped keys, lost glasses, everybody got everything and then started single file through the woods, I took one glance back through the saplings that leapt to close the path behind me Though I remember the walk back and the first lonely flakes of snow that came drifting through the pines, remember piling gratefully into the car and starting down the road like a family on vacation, with Henry And after we stood whispering in the underbrush one last look at the body and a last look round, no dropped keys, lost glasses, everybody got everything and then started single file through the woods, I took one glance back through the saplings that leapt to close the path behind me...


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    Someone just brought up Nietzsche s Apollonian vs Dionysian theory, which is described at the link below, if you are as unfamiliar as I was Donna Tartt was well versed in this theme, as it is prevalent in The Secret History The gist of Nietzsche s theory is that the ancient Greeks attained such a high level of culture mainly due to their personal struggle between the opposing philosophies of Apollo and Dionysus Apollo being the god of art, a Someone just brought up Nietzsche s Apollonian vs Dionysian theory, which is described at the link below, if you are as unfamiliar as I was Donna Tartt was well versed in this theme, as it is prevalent in The Secret History The gist of Niet...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The Secret History by Donna Tartt is like drinking the scotch the characters drink in the book smooth, sweet, smoky and scalding You keep drinking, having no idea how drunk your getting Then you try to stand up and the world falls out from under your feet The Secret History captured me from the first page with the introduction of the narrator, Richard, and his memories of Hampden College in Vermont He falls in with a group of Intellectuals studying the Classics u...


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