My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Originally published on August 9th, 2015
This book is great! However, if you can relate to any of the main characters, you are probably either:
a. exceptionally good at suspending your dislike of someone and putting yourself in their shoes; or
b. a total jerk.
If you find yourself nodding along with their “foibles”, you might be a jerk. (Acceptance is the first step to recovery. Please get help.) If you are irritated by books where the main characters’ bad qualities outweigh the good, pass on this one. But if you can suspend the urge to reach into the text and throttle those selfish nitwits, it’s a great book. I want to read more by Donna Tartt. How wonderful to know she has more novels published!