Donna Tartt: The secret history

What is a good book, a good novel? One that grabs you, draws you inside it’s pages, inside the story and even stays in your mind when you have read the last word.  At least this is what I consider a good book.  And “The secret history” by Donna Tartt is definitely a good novel.

That is because the  story is so well written that once you have read a few pages, you have difficulties putting the book aside and if you have to – you know real life can be very demanding and your boss won’t take “reading” for an excuse – you want to know very badly how the story unfolds. That story takes the reader to Hampden College in New England, together with the narrator Richard Papen who moves all the way from California to study English Literature here.  Soon he discovers that the only thing he really wants to learn is classic languages and attend the classes of Julian Morrow, a teacher who only has few pupils, four boys and a girl. A elitist group which is centred around Henry Winter. Henry is a stranger in modern times together with his intellect, his knowledge about everything and his appearance he seems to be another Sherlock Holmes. A hint that Sherlockians of course will get at the very beginning of the story but which Donna Tartt picks up every now and then.

“(Henry Winter) might have been handsome had his features been less set, or his eyes, behind the glasses, less expressionless and blank. (…) He spoke a number of languages, ancient and modern, and had published a translation of Anacreon, with commentary, when he was only eighteen.”

Richard convinces Julian to take him into his classes and finds himself within a community that while  concentrating on ancient languages lives a life separated from their fellow students, even from modern life itself.

“The secret history” is thrilling, neither boring nor predictable and you will regret deeply when  you have reached the final page.

 

Donna Tartt: The secret history, Penguin £ 8,99.

50 Kommentare

  1. Greetings! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a extraordinary job!

  2. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I
    find this matter to be actually something that I think I
    would never understand. It seems too complex
    and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post,
    I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  3. We’re a gaggle of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with helpful info to work on. You have performed an impressive process and our entire community will likely be thankful to you.

  4. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning
    this website. I really hope to see the same high-grade content
    by you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to
    get my own, personal website now 😉

  5. Its such as you read my mind! You appear to grasp so much approximately this, like you wrote the e book in it or something.

    I feel that you simply could do with a few % to pressure the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is
    excellent blog. A great read. I’ll definitely be back.

  6. I have to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this blog.
    I’m hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts from you in the
    future as well. In fact, your creative writing
    abilities has inspired me to get my own, personal website now 😉

  7. I have been browsing online greater than three hours today, yet I
    never found any attention-grabbing article like
    yours. It’s lovely price enough for me. In my
    opinion, if all website owners and bloggers made good content
    material as you did, the net might be a lot more helpful than ever before.

  8. Hi there! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist
    with SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very
    good results. If you know of any please share. Thanks!

  9. Its like you learn my thoughts! You appear to
    understand a lot about this, like you wrote the guide in it or something.

    I believe that you just could do with a few % to
    drive the message house a bit, but other than that, this is wonderful blog.
    An excellent read. I will definitely be back.

  10. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my
    own blog and was wondering what all is needed to get set up?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?

    I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% sure. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

    1. At the beginning you honestly don’t need money – except that you spend for getting online of course.
      I first started my blog on blogger.com simply because I do a lots of things with Google and it was just there. It’s not that comfy or at least it was a few years ago. But you may find out if you want to blog regularly.
      When you’ve made up your mind you’ll find that WordPress is a very fine tool for bloggers. Again there is the free wordpress.com which has pretty much everything you need.
      I just wanted to have my own url, so I decided to host my blog for myself which isn’t free but it’s not that pricey. There are a few hosters around who offer not only space for your blog but also for email addresses.
      Hope this helps. xx

  11. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded
    this onto a coworker who was conducting a little homework on this.

    And he in fact ordered me lunch due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him…
    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!

    But yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss this subject here on your web page.

    1. Hi,
      No you don’t need any coding knowledge. But I would recommend to start with wordpress’ free version because the essential things are pre installed and it just works.
      You only have to set up an account and you can start instantly.

Schreibe eine Antwort zu Austin website search engine marketing Antwort abbrechen

Diese Website benutzt Cookies. Wenn Du hier bleibst, stimmst Du der Verwendung von Cookies zu. This site uses cookies. By continuing browsing, you are consenting to the use of cookies. Weitere Informationen

Die Cookie-Einstellungen auf dieser Website sind auf "Cookies zulassen" eingestellt, um das beste Surferlebnis zu ermöglichen. Wenn du diese Website ohne Änderung der Cookie-Einstellungen verwendest oder auf "Akzeptieren" klickst, erklärst du sich damit einverstanden.

Schließen