Reading The Secret History for the first time

(20 Posts)
BringMeTea Mon 23-Jun-14 19:07:54

Jealous. One of those books I wish I hadn't read so I could do it all again. Mind you, it was 20 years ago(!) I read it so maybe it wouldn't resonate now. That thought actually makes me sad. I will re-read to ascertain.

veiledsentiments Tue 03-Jun-14 09:40:10

I loved The Secret History, and THe Goldfinch, but agree with the others. Couldn't get on with her second book at all and gave up on it.

Madrigals Tue 03-Jun-14 09:37:01

Yes, Cabbage - I agree!

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sun 01-Jun-14 21:10:36

Oh, it's amazing. One of those books I wish I hadn't read, so I could read it... iykwim

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 01-Jun-14 21:07:22

I gave up on it. I was so disappointed.

Cherrypi Wed 28-May-14 21:32:06

Ah loved this book. Read it in my final year of uni after exams under a tree next to a boy I adored.

The Secret History is brilliant, but like daimbardiva I can't say I liked The Little Friend. Haven't tried The Goldfinch yet.

daimbardiva Mon 26-May-14 20:36:10

I read The Goldfinch - I really enjoyed it, I would love to read again. The end is great and really unusual. I'd highly recommend it ( just to show I'm not a Donna Tartt fanatic, I didnt really like 'the little friend'

AttitudeOfGratitude Sun 25-May-14 01:32:55

Did you enjoy Goldfinch More? I see it's had very mixed reviews on here

MoreBoober Sun 25-May-14 00:06:14

I'm reading it for the first time too. I read The Goldfinch recently too grin

AttitudeOfGratitude Sat 24-May-14 23:42:48

It's really excellent, one of my favourites. Enjoy! I bought The Goldfinch cheaply for my Kindle in December - not sure when I'll get the chance to read it as I had DC1 in January wink

NeedaDiscoNap Sat 24-May-14 09:22:44

I'm jealous! One of my favourite books of all time. Enjoy!

daimbardiva Sat 24-May-14 09:13:57

Haven't read this for years but would still say it was oneof my ffavourite books ever. I hope you enjoy it! I must dig it out and reread it.

LadyOfLlangollen Sat 24-May-14 09:07:14

It's a great read. I really enjoyed it.

WowOoo Sat 24-May-14 08:55:59

I think I may have to re-read it too.
I can't really remember much about it - but I remember that I thought it was fantastic. smile

MsMessyandtheTidyBoys Sat 24-May-14 08:54:08

Lucky you. Haven't read it for years - think its due a reread!

Madrigals Sat 24-May-14 08:42:43

Very lucky - I really like this book.

oricella Sat 24-May-14 07:59:02

Lucky you...

FunkyBoldRibena Sat 24-May-14 07:57:44

A great, nay excellent book. Enjoy.

StinkusMinkus Sat 24-May-14 07:55:33

Already hooked.

And DH has left me all alone this weekend to go on a stag. Oh no. Poor me. Guess I'll just have to read all evening! gringringringrin

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